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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 Social Justice Advocate’s Winding Path to Public Health

October 1, 2015 by Mindy Eve Myers

Dr. Vicki Breitbart’s career path has taken many twists and turns, but a belief in the importance of civil society has always served as its guide.

Why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Must Include Drug Policy

October 1, 2015 by Ursula Sanchez

From gender inequality to land rights, the factors that fuel the illicit drug market are also development issues, which is why drug policy must be included in the SDGs.

Open Society Scholars Bring Mental Health Services to Afghanistan

September 30, 2015 by Zoe Brogden

A group of Open Society scholarship recipients trained in mental health counseling are transporting those skills to Afghanistan, a place where counseling doesn’t exist.

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