Public Health Program
The Public Health Program works to build open societies in which all people’s health and human rights are valued.
The Public Health Program works to fight discrimination and abuse in health care settings.
We support communities that receive substandard care or face barriers to services because of who they are—including Roma and other minorities, transgender and intersex people, people with intellectual disabilities or with lived experience of mental health problems, sex workers, people who use drugs, and migrants and refugees.
We seek to advance an inclusive vision of health as a public good in which health care is available to all, laws and policies governing health are transparent and democratically accountable, and medical innovation delivers solutions that are accessible to everyone—from affordable medicines to palliative care.
We are active in Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Q&A: Marielle Franco’s Enduring Legacy
Marielle Franco’s sister, Anielle, remembers her sister, her work for a better Brazil, and her legacy of fighting for marginalized women and girls.
Sex Work Is Work
Sex Workers’ Untold Stories
Organized by sex workers, a new Berlin-based exhibition uses found objects to present a more nuanced vision of what sex work really is.
Building Narrative Power for Racial Justice and Health Equity
This report highlights the conversations, ideas, and resources needed to advance narratives that promote racial justice and define health as both a human right and a public good.