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Intensive Course in Health & Human RightsThe FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Department of Executive and Continuing Professional Education, is hosting a four-day intensive course at the Harvard School of Public Health on June 10-13, 2013. The course is designed to equip mid-career professionals with the skills to integrate the concepts of health and human rights into their professional activities. Please visit the ECPE website for further information and to register.
Homepage photo credits: Vanessa Boulanger, Angela Duger, Petru Zoltan
Alicia Ely Yamin, Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, has served as a contributor for the development and review of the Human Rights Knowledge Summary by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). The Partnership, located at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, was founded in 2005 as a global health alliance among the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) communities. Its mandate is to ensure the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and that all women, children, and infants attain the highest standards of health. (Read more about PMNCH here.)
The PMNCH Knowledge Summary: #23 – Human Rights and Accountability, “explores human rights accountability systems at community, country, regional and international levels and the potential synergies for achieving both human rights and public health goals including, and beyond, the MDGs.”