A discussion with Physicians for Human Rights Israel

“We are a human rights organization focusing on the right to health” said Kifah el Halim, as she began our interview about the organization she works with, Physicians for Human Rights- Israel (PHR-I), in Jaffa, Israel. Physicians for Human Rights is an international network that uses “science and medicine to stop mass atrocities and human […]

Organizational Highlight: OneVoice Palestine

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To begin this column, I will be presenting a peacebuilding organization working with youth in the Middle East. Here is the interview with the local director of OneVoice, Samer Mahlouf. OneVoice is an “international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of young mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representative towards the […]

What does it look like to build peace and health?

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How can peace and health be promoted at the same time? Does it help to have one united holistic initiative, or it is better to have parallel projects taking care of individual areas? The connections between peace and health are not new. There has long been consensus within academia and the community on the need […]

Are you a health and peace promoter? Tell us about yourself!

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The promotion of education and the enhancement of professionalism through sharing and collaboration are central components of peacebuilding. InterChange has many practitioners and professionals in the health and peace fields who are working on eclectic and diverse projects around the world. I am creating a space to showcase their ideas and perspectives, and share their […]

The Promotion of Health and Peace

“All diseases have two causes; one is pathological, the other is political” Rudolf Virchow This oft-quoted line by the German physician-anthropologist, who led the creation of social medicine in the 19th century, has motivated and beguiled me for years. After an undergraduate degree in International Development and Nutrition, I have spent 3 years living on […]