HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann.
HealthRight International was known as Doctors of the World-USA from its founding in 1990 until it adopted its new name in 2009, and from 1990 to 2009 was the U.S. delegation to the Medecins du Monde International Network. In 2011, a new Medecins du Monde organization was registered in the United States as Doctors of the World USA. This new Doctors of the World is not in any way related to HealthRight or the works and projects HealthRight performed as Doctors of the World-USA from 1990-2009.
Priorities & Projects
HealthRight projects combine direct service, systems strengthening, and advocacy. Its projects are sustained and grown under local conditions and then transferred to local ownership. Projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on:
- HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, including the rights of people with these diseases to care and protection from stigma and discrimination
- Women's health, including women's right to safe and effective maternal and neonatal care, as well as information and equal access to protection and quality health services
- The health and welfare of orphans and other at risk children and youth, whose well-being may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks
- Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, human trafficking, and gender-based violence