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Five on Friday: Human Rights Week

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Five on Friday human rights week


“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” -- Article 25, UN Declaration of Human Rights

This week is Human Rights Week, which commemorates the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which turned 70 years old on Monday. Almost three quarters of a century after its signing, its words still ring as true and urgent as ever. MCN’s work seeks to actualize the Declaration of Human Rights for marginalized mobile populations today. Thank you for supporting health justice and our work! Here are our five recommended reads from MCN staff people this week: 



1 new ticks spread


Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared “New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the US.

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equity based care


Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, shared an article, “How Equity-Oriented Health Care Affects Health: Key Mechanisms and Implications for Primary Health Care Practice and Policy.

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detaining migrants for millions


Claire, Writer and Editor, shared a New York Times article about the founder of Southwest Key, which runs many  of the detention facilities for migrant children: “He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks.


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public health surveillance


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Theressa, Senior Program Manager and Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, recommended reading the new Draft Guidance Document Related to the Revised Common Rule.

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FonF EOY donations


Giovanni, Communications and Graphic Designer, says: “Earlier this week, we launched our end-of-year campaign to help fund our critical work -- and donations will be matched $1-for-$1. Please donate to help us reach our goals, so we can assure health justice for the mobile poor.”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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