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346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

The People’s Health Movement (SA) (PHM-SA) is the South African Chapter of a global network of grassroots activists, civil society organizations and academics, predominantly from low and middle income countries. Launched in Bangladesh in 2000, PHM has a presence in 70 countries. PHM’s vision is that of a world in which equity, ecological sustainability and peace are at the heart of development, where a healthy life for all is a reality and where respect for diversity enables the flowering of everyone’s potential, such that people’s voices guide the decisions that shape our lives. PHM affirms health as a social, economic and political issue and, above all, as a fundamental human right, which includes universal access to excellent and equitable health services, but also to the social determinants of health requiring concerted inter-sectoral state action.... Read more about 346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international NGO headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and works across eight African nations. m2m employs and trains HIV-positive women as “Mentor Mothers”, frontline healthcare workers who deliver health services, advice, and support to women and their families in understaffed health facilities and door-to-door in local communities. We started with a focus on eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and today have evolved our peer-based model to deliver benefits at all stages of life—from pregnancy and birth and beyond to a child's early years and adolescence. Our approach unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families, while providing employment and empowerment opportunities in underprivileged communities.... Read more about 345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

343. SaveLIFE Foundation, New Delhi, India

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving road safety and access to emergency medical care across India and the developing world. SLF connects research, advocacy, communication and execution (RACE) to operate at the intersection of policy making and grassroots implementation for crash prevention as well as post-crash response. Over the past few years, SLF has facilitated the enactment of key legislations in India such as the Good...

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341. NARAL, Washgington DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

As the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access. Along with 2 million member activists from all 50 states and network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant woman, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front line for true reproductive freedom, and we shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors that works to impose their ideological agenda on others.
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337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. Services are provided through contracts with over 150 community-based organizations, to County residents, particularly the un- and/or underinsured. SAPC staff serve as technical experts and consultants to meet the needs of the public and contracted organizations in the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse. ... Read more about 337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a non-profit consortium of nearly sixty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide, with operations in three countries and research stations and education programs in Costa Rica and South Africa. For the last half century OTS has been the world’s leading institution in the study of tropical biology, with more than 360 courses in tropical ecology, conservation and global health and over 8000 students trained, including many of the world’s leading tropical ecologists. Our purpose is to sustain our tropical ecosystems by driving scientific discovery and knowledge, by enriching human perception of nature and by enhancing worldwide policy actions in the tropics.... Read more about 339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Art & Global Health Center unleashes the transformative power of the arts to advance global health. We use the arts as a tool of research, analysis, and social action to push for improved health domestically and internationally. We seek to understand and implement arts-based projects where various kinds of art and performance make concrete interventions on health issues. A large focus of our work is on holistic sexual health through our two flagship programs, AMP! and Through Positive Eyes. AMP! is an arts-based sexual health education supplement to high school curriculum that pushes for inclusive, non-judgmental, student led dialogue and education. Students (university and high school) learn about sexual health issues and then create Theater of the Oppressed performance work that is shared with high school students. Through Positive Eyes is a participatory photography project working with people living with HIV around the world to use photography to share their stories and fight stigma. In a new initiative, we are partnering with the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro) to use Legislative Theater (a form of Theater of the Oppressed) for anti-racist action in Los Angeles. ... Read more about 338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Gavi is the Vaccine Alliance, which brings together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children, wherever they live. ... Read more about 336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Brookings Institution is a highly regarded, nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving societal problems at the local, national and global levels.

The Center for Health Policy is dedicated to providing practical solutions that achieve high-quality, innovative, and affordable health care throughout the United States. To achieve its mission, the Center conducts research, develops policy recommendations, and provides technical expertise to test and evaluate innovative health care strategies. Our main areas of focus include Medicare reform, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drug payment and innovation, and delivery system reform.

Interns within the Center for Health Policy (CHP) will gain exposure to a broad set of health policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. They will get to engage directly with health policy experts and our CHP fellows. ... Read more about 335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health envisions a world where vulnerable people in every community have access to health care. We partner with practitioners who know their communities and work with them in three ways:  We design technologies so that communities can measure and manage their health. We link health systems, communities, and patients to find the right model of care. And we empower students and health professionals with the skills they need to be change agents. These three areas – technology, care design, and training – are essential to strengthening community health systems.... Read more about 334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

333. Greater Boston Legal Services - Elder, Health & Disability Unit, Boston, MA

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is one of the largest providers of civil legal aid in New England. We provide legal representation and counsel to over 10,000 people each year to prevent and resolve issues of homelessness, domestic violence, inability to access medical care, wage theft, consumer fraud, elder abuse, and other emerging issues that arise in vulnerable populations. Our free civil legal aid helps individuals and families achieve justice and meet their basic needs, such as food, housing, and access to health care. As an organization, we are committed to public service and to mentoring students and young lawyers who wish pursue public service careers. ... Read more about 333. Greater Boston Legal Services - Elder, Health & Disability Unit, Boston, MA

332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. The global work of UNFPA includes:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries, including addressing life threatening complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
  2. UNFPA plays a global leadership role in supporting family planning by: ensuring a steady, reliable supply and access to quality modern contraceptives; strengthening national health systems and also health management information systems; advocating for policies supportive of family planning.
  3. Training of thousands of health workers, particularly midwives, to help ensure at least 80 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants.
  4. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women.
  5. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually.
  6. Adolescent and Youth programmes which include: a) prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are a leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old; b) Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years; c) comprehensive sexuality education; d) youth leadership and participation.
  7. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  8. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning ... Read more about 332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred to it.  The Committee reviews, drafts and reports legislation relating to public health and also reviews other issues or matters relative to public health in Massachusetts.... Read more about 331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

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