Those most at risk need to be heard when decisions on health care funding are under debate. The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that global funding for health is raised, allocated, and used in ways that meet the needs of marginalized persons.
Rest in Peace
Remembering David Rothman, a Liberator and Pioneer
Rothman, a scholar-advocate of the highest order who had a profound influence on Open Society, wrote on a wide array of subjects concerning ethics and medicine, and helped free thousands of people from involuntary institutionalization.
Valuing Lived Experience
The Need for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Global Mental Health
A growing body of research shows that Western models of mental health don’t work for everyone. When it comes to care or policy, policymakers should first listen to those with lived experience of mental health challenges.
How Big Companies Pretend to Create Economic Value, While Actually Destroying It
Mariana Mazzucato calls for a public debate about what is really adding value to our economies so that we can create a new form of capitalism that works for us all.
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.
Macedonia’s Lessons for Fighting HIV
When a key funder pulled back, many advocates for people in Macedonia with HIV feared the worst. But thanks to a mix of grassroots advocacy and targeted political outreach, the fight against the epidemic continues.
The Dire Consequences of Slashing U.S. Global HIV Assistance
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts for programs devoted to fighting this disease would cost innocent lives as well as U.S. global influence.
Public Health in the Trump Era
Experts discuss how right-wing populist politics are shaping health care and more.
Greece’s Public Health Crisis Is Hitting Migrants Especially Hard
Two of the country’s most pressing challenges—migration and rising HIV rates—often affect the same people. One organization is tackling both.