Physicians for Human Rights

Founding Year: 1986

Staff: 43

Budget: $9m (2019)

Donna McKay (Executive Director)

A not-for-profit human rights advocacy NGO. It aims to defend “persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.”

Focus areas:


  • Newsletters
  • Resources – An online repository including press releases, reports, statements and blog articles.


Physicians for Human Rights contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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