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Publisher:  GCTA

“The concept of a human rights-based response to tuberculosis (TB) is relatively new. The century-old, medicalized approach to TB did not consider the rights of the individual in planning the response. . . . With this Brief, we hope that policymakers, national TB program implementers, and communities affected by TB can come together to plan and implement interventions that uphold the dignity and human rights of all people affected by TB.”


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People with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria talk about their experiences and the connection between human rights and HIV work.

Our friends at Action Against AIDS conducted three interviews to discuss the connections between human rights and HIV work. The videos, embedded below, highlight the needs of people who are all too often marginalized and emphasize the need to focus on human rights principles. The interviewees share their concerns if we loose focus and start to chip away the gains we have made.

Maurine Murenga, a HIV-positive mother from Kenya, and GFAN Speaker , explains the importance of access to medicines for the treatment and prevention of HIV and malaria.

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Publisher:  Global Conference on Primary Health Care  (WHO and UNICEF)

Global Conference on Primary Health Care:
From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage  and the Sustainable Development Goals
Astana, Kazakhstan, 25 and 26 October 2018

The Declaration Envisions: 

Governments and societies that prioritize, promote and protect people’s health and
well-being, at both population and individual levels, through strong health systems;

Primary health care and health services that are high quality, safe, comprehensive,

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Publisher: Stop TB Partnership

The Nairobi Strategy on Tuberculosis and Human Rights: A Human Rights-Based Response to Tuberculosis (“Nairobi Strategy”) was developed at a Judicial Workshop on TB in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2016.

The goal of the Nairobi Strategy is “to promote the development and implementation of human rights-based approaches to TB at the global, regional, national and local levels.”

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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.

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Publisher: GNP+ and ILO  

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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