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Throughout the world, people who face stigma and discrimination are often left with substandard or no health care. The Open Society Foundations work to establish health policies and practices that are based on evidence and promote social inclusion, human rights, and justice.

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Open Society Voices

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 by Gabriela B. de Luca 15

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.

The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015 by Kathleen Foley

As a board member for the Project on Death in America, Burt worked tirelessly to transform the culture of dying in the United States.

Separating Fact from Fiction in the Cannabis Debate

August 12, 2015 by Dan Werb 5

With the rapid movement on cannabis regulation happening around the world, it’s more important than ever that the public gets the hard facts.

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