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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

Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016 by Thomas Watson

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 by Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

Long Ignored in Global Development, Mental Illness Is Declared a Top Priority

May 4, 2016 by Judith Klein 24

In a major shift with far-reaching implications, two global institutions acknowledged the impact of mental illness on issues like poverty and economic growth.

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