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Community Unites for Physicians for Human Rights Town Meeting on Global AIDS and Human Rights on December 8
Date:12/5/2008

Senator Edward Kennedy To Be Honored for Leadership on Right to Health

Boston (Vocus) December 5, 2008 -- On Monday, Dec. 8, at Harvard Medical School in Boston, community members and experts join for a landmark town meeting titled ''HIV/AIDS and the Right to Health: Leadership in the U.S. and Globally.'' The event, which commemorates World AIDS Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is underwritten by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) through the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is co-organized by PHR, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC), Partners In Health, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights. More than 69 New England organizations, hospitals, and universities have signed on as event co-sponsors. With over 800 RSVPs to date at http://physiciansforhumanrights/udhr, event planners expect at least 500 in attendance.

HIV/AIDS experts, human rights advocates, community leaders, health professionals and students, and elected officials will discuss the current state of efforts to combat the AIDS pandemic both internationally and domestically -- what has succeeded, what has failed and what must happen now.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will open the event. PHR CEO Frank Donaghue will co-moderate the event, issue PHR's '''/>"/>

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