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IIP-Fundacion Salud por Derecho (Right to Health Foundation)
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program||Duration of Program:||8 or more weeks|
|Program Adviser:||Shahreen Rahman|
Fundación Salud por DerechoFundacion Salud por Derecho-Right to Health Foundation is a human rights organization focused on defending the right to health. Through political advocacy, awareness-raising and social mobilization, in Spain and at the European and global levels, they work so that all people are able to exercise their right to health in a real and comprehensive way. Their work is organized around three lines of action: promoting more and better health, R&D in an innovative system that is need-driven and that ensures access to biomedical products; contributing to achieving universal access to prevention, treatment for care for HIV/AIDS; and promoting the creation of a global social health protection framework that ensures all people have access to quality basic health services. Specific projects include: Access to Medicines, Universal Health Coverage, Migrants&Health and the resources mobilization for the Global Fund.
The IIP intern will be involved in advancing these projects and supporting the functioning of the organization while learning about these key Global Health issues. Specific responsibilities include:
- preparing or reading briefings and translations of key documents on the organization’s topics of interest
- producing and translating contents for the Communication and Marketing strategy; i.e. Blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc
- supporting the organization and logistics of events and business meetings; and attending and actively contributing to internal strategic and coordination meetings and the development of potential new activities.
- Access to medicines and improved medical R&D/ No es Sano campaign - Access to medicine is a fundamental part of the right to health. Yet, 2 billion people do not have access to essential medicine. Everything starts with research. The current R&D model shows weaknesses and its structural limitations have become more visible, leading to a biomedical innovation system that is more and more costly yet less productive. To address these issues, Salud por Derecho is promoting the No es Sano campaign and leading advocacy initiatives in the biomedical research field to contribute to the fulfillment of the right to health, understanding that essential parts of this fundamental right are access to treatment as well as the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. With a top-down and bottom-up approaches, the Access to Medicines area in Salud por Derecho aims to mobilize policy makers and the scientific community to address major shortfalls in the current biomedical innovation system, and its negative effects on access to medicines in both impoverished and developed countries. Their purpose is to promote transparency, public interest and to drive a debate, introducing changes in policies and developing best practices to guide biomedical R&D towards a need-driven system rather than maximizing economic profits.
- Global health financing (Global Fund project) - Throughout this project, Salud por Derecho seeks to increase the funding available for the Global Fund, advocating for fullfilling political promises. On the other hand, they want to ensure that funds are used in the most efficient way by having affordable treatments/medicines. To do so, they work to influence R&D policy and investment towards a needs-driven R&D framework through both awareness raising and policy dialogue with key stakeholder at the national, European and international levels.
- Universal health coverage- Millions of people in impoverished countries become ill and die each year, and the majority of them would be preventable if they had access to a basic package of healthcare services. Moreover, millions of families are trapped in poverty because they lack social protection and are forced to cover the costs for healthcare. For Salud por Derecho, the creation of a universal health coverage system for low and middle income countries that secures access to a basic package of health care services for all people, financed jointly through domestic resources and international assistance, would promote sustainable human development in impoverished countries and make the human right to health a reality.
The IIP intern on this project will monitor news, journals, and reports relevant to the project's topic and will participate and support the contribution of Salud por Derecho at national, European and international levels.
IIP candidates with interests in international relations, public health, medicine and medical research, human rights, politics, and advocacy are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency in reading and writing as well as Spanish speaking skills would be an asset.
If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.
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