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Accountability in Health

Accountability in Health

Strong and independent citizens’ groups play an instrumental role in ensuring that government, health care institutions, and health programs are held accountable to the communities they are designed to serve. The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that civil society groups have the information, skills, and capacity to hold governments accountable for their actions.

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The annexation of Crimea upended many lives—particularly those whose life-saving treatments for drug dependence were abruptly taken away.

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Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.

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Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics  

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

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Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health  

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

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Inside Guatemala’s Drug Rehab Centers

Take an unprecedented look inside these institutions through a powerful photo series that explores the intersection of drug use, Christianity, and rehabilitation.

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How Social Accountability Protects Health Rights

Social accountability initiatives mobilize citizens to protect their right to health, and they yield real results.