Community Programs: Washington RegionTitle: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
Description: Physicians for Human Rights is committed to the belief that all human beings are entitled to have their needs for basic health and safety met. PHR is committed to mobilizing health professionals to promote human rights in professional practice. The University of Maryland chapter of this national organization focuses on achieving these goals through education, community and international projects, and activism.
- Teaching classes at ASTT (Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma) about navigating the health care system and nutrition;
- Providing translation services in counseling sessions at ASTT;
- Political activism in support of the African Health Capacity Investment Act and access to HIV treatment;
- Training sessions for UMB students on HIV patient counseling; Hosting community and campus wide events and speakers on Human Rights issues.
Recently, PHR, the International Social Work Organization, AMSA, and the Medical School Class Council hosted "Dinner for Darfur" to educate attendees about the situation in Darfur and how to help.
Community Served: Statewide, Nationwide, Worldwide
Client type: Children,Teenagers,Adults,Elderly
School System Served:
Program Timeframe: Continuous