Human rights is one of the most important causes in today’s world. As a group that defends human rights and freedom, physicians are natural allies for this cause. This week, we will examine the role of physicians for human rights and how their work can make a difference in society.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a global organization that works to protect the health and rights of people affected by armed conflict and other human rights violations. PHR recruits volunteers from medical school campuses around the world to serve as physicians, nurses, and medical students who work in humanitarian situations, often providing care for those who have no access to healthcare.