The Institute for International Health and Education (IIHE) was founded by global health and human rights advocates Drs. Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei with the aim of promoting the right to health and protecting the right to higher education, and implementing innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in this arena.
Whether through education and training, research and implementation, policy recommendations or advocacy, the Institute aims to improve the normative reach of health as a fundamental human rights and to enhance its enjoyment.
Health is a fundamental human right; and health and human rights are indivisible, interdependent, and interrelated. The Institute emphasizes on the right to health and has particular expertise on advancing this right in conservative social settings. It has an internationally recognised record on the prevention and care of persons living with HIV, substance abuse, sexually transmitted disease, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis, especially among key and vulnerable populations such as women, prisoners, drug users, people living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ individuals, internally displaced people and refugees; and addressing maternal and child health care.
Our mission is to embrace the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage critical thinking and emphasize the learning process over rote memorization.
IIHE collaborates with higher education institutions in order to enhance their capacity and capability to provide environments for the highest quality of education for their students, and to open to them a window of opportunity for a future with the greatest possible access to career-oriented, more affordable, and more flexible higher education. The Institute uses the latest scientific and technological methods to advance equality and lifelong learning to students at the point of greatest need.
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2 Traditional Lane, Albany, NY 12211 USA
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed