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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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Open Society Voices

Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele

The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.

To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

Four Key Lessons from Teaching Human Rights for Health

November 3, 2014 | by Tamar Ezer

For seven years, Open Society has joined medical and law schools to develop 25 courses on human rights and patient care. Here's what it takes to support new generations of rights-respecting health and legal practitioners.

In Sparks of a Fire, Lessons for West African Health

October 31, 2014

A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Five Legal Strategies that Preserve the Rights of Women Living with HIV

October 22, 2014

Women living with HIV can easily lose their homes and property. The resulting hardship can keep them from treatment, and dependent in relationships. But these legal strategies can help protect their rights and their health.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | by Chris Stone

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.

Ebola’s Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

October 3, 2014

As we fight Ebola, we need to envision and build a community health system where every person in every village has an equal chance at health and survival.

Grantee Spotlight

From Haiti to Vietnam, HIV Treatment Needs Higher Doses of Fact

October 2, 2014

Across the world, global and national treatment guidelines do not translate into the realities of life for most people living with HIV. This needs to change.

Grantee Spotlight

A Small Tax That Could Add Up to Huge Gains for Public Health

September 25, 2014 | by Heather R. Benjamin

A financial transactions tax is one of the few ways to generate new money for public health in sufficient quantity to make a real difference. Here’s how it works.

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