Publisher: the Open Society Foundations, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with UNAIDS & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Tuberculosis (TB) throughout its long history has disproportionately affected people marginalized by poverty and social exclusion and those living in sub-standard conditions in prison and in the community. These same factors of marginalization, many of which are related to unrealized human rights, can impede people’s access to TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Although access to effective antiretroviraltroviral treatments has improved signifi cantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV conti nue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression. Anti retroviral treatments have been life-changing but people need decent work, both to afford daily necessities and to live productive and dignified lives. Almost four decades into the HIV epidemic, the prevalence of HIV-related discrimination in employment is staggering, and it is unacceptable. This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of <...
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The NOBODY campaign asks governments not to disappear from the fight against AIDS
Salud por Derecho with the support of more than 40 organizations from around the world launched a new campaign in May denouncing the lack of funding for the fight against the AIDS pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The withdrawal of international aid in middle-income countries, where more than half of people with HIV live, could create a resurgence of the disease as the funding disappears, if funding is not found elsewhere. The most vulnerable populations and civil society organizations that support them will be most affected by the loss of funding.
The NOBODY campaign asks the international donors and organizations, such as the Global Fund, for a change in the resource allocation policies and a protocol for responsible exit, among other requests. At the same time, the campaign asks the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean for:
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to greatly expand access to basic services to address the three diseases in its name. From its beginnings, its governance embodied some human rights principles: civil society is represented on its board, and the country coordination mechanisms that oversee funding requests to the Global Fund include representatives of people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund’s core strategies recognize that the health services it supports would not be effective or cost-effective without efforts to reduce human rights-related barriers to access and utilization of health services, particularly those faced by socially marginalized and criminalized persons. Basic human rights elements were written into Global Fund grant agreements, and various technical support measures encouraged the inclusion in funding requests of programs to reduce human rights-related barrier...
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