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Social protection as a maternal health equalizer

December 19, 2019
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As the world becomes more unequal, with wealth and income inequality on the rise globally and within and between countries, the idea of human rights for all has begun to broaden. Discourse on human rights has expanded to include the right to health, education, security and dignity. Underscored by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the rethinking of human rights is based on the concept of equality. In Latin America, where many of the SDGs have been achieved, inequality is a persistent barrier for many people to fully achieve their human rights.

The Fight to Decriminalize Abortion in Brazil

August 7, 2018
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Debora Diniz is widely known in her homeland of Brazil as an activist, anthropologist, writer, filmmaker, law professor, and a co-founder of ANIS: Institute of Bioethics, an organization dedicated to bioethics and human rights in Latin America. In addition to her impressive career as a professor and lawyer, Diniz has worked on Brazilian Supreme Court cases involving abortion, marriage equality, the secular state, and stem cell research.

Dengue Vaccine Arrives in Mexico

October 24, 2016
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     On September 10, 2016 the French pharmaceutical company that produces the dengue vaccine, the only one of its kind in the world at the moment, sold 1 million vaccines in Mexico alone. However, the vaccine is only present in the private sector.  That is, the vaccine is only available via doctors and clinics, and not yet available to public health institutions.

Fist Cuban Doctor to Leave Brazil Speaks Out

October 20, 2016
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“I’m afraid that something will happen to me…that they’ll kidnap me, I don’t know.” These are the fearful words of Ramona Rodríguez, the 51-year old Cuban primary care physician stationed in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pará. She has since left her position last week to seek asylum in the United States embassy in Brasilia and has sought refuge in Brazil in an attempt to establish her residency there while Washington looks over her request.

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