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Law and Health

The Open Society Foundations promote societies in which the rule of law and respect for human rights safeguard the health of all, especially the most vulnerable. This includes people living with HIV or tuberculosis, people needing palliative care, people who use drugs, people with disabilities, prisoners, ethnic minorities, sex workers, and sexual minorities.

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The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights

The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.

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The Crisis Afflicting Kazakhstan’s Youth

Large majorities of young, sexually active Kazakhstani citizens are not using contraception, with predictable results. A new report examines the roots of the problem and offers recommendations for how to fix it.

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Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem

In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.

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The Global Pain Crisis: Narrowing the Gap in Access to Palliative Care    

A panel of health experts discuss fighting for better access to pain relief for palliative care in India and Latin America.

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To Protect and Serve: A Conversation About Sex Work, Policing, and Health

Join the New York City HIV Planning Group and the Open Society Public Health Program for a conversation about sex work, policing, and health in New York.

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An Evening with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning

The Open Society Public Health Program hosts an evening event with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning in honor of their years of service on the Public Health Program Advisory Board.