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Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, PSR seeks to protect human life worldwide from the impact of social injustice and structural violence. The root causes of social injustice are many and include the widening gaps between rich and poor, the unequal distribution of resources, discrimination, and the disenfranchisement of individuals and groups from the political process. PSR’s current core areas of Environment and Health and Global Security have direct connections to social justice issues.
PSR applauds the UN General Assembly's adoption of the world's first Arms Trade Treaty that has come after years of work and negotiations. We urge the United States to work deliberatively to sign and ratify the treaty.
As negotiators from around the world head to New York for the final talks on an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations next week, US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow Laureate at the White House today.
A group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including PSR's international affiliate IPPNW, signed this letter to President Obama asking him to take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty. Read more »
Martin T. Donohoe, MD, is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University. He is chief scientific advisor to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's Campaign for Safe Foods. Read more »
For physicians, and indeed for all health workers, promoting health for all is a clear social responsibility. Read more »
Access to comprehensive healthcare is a human right. It is the responsibility of society, through its government, to ensure this right. Read more »
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