In July, Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) leadership traveled to two focus countries for the Global Fund Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB, and Malaria Services Baseline Evaluation project, which the program is working on in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI).
Professor Sofia Gruskin and GHHR Adjunct Professor of Research Daniel Tarantola visited Indonesia with a specific focus on Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar and Bandung. During this time Dr. Laura Ferguson traveled to Ghana, spending time in Accra and Takoradi. Both visits engaged international and local consultants and included a variety of interviews with a range of stakeholders, including key NGOs, government representatives, service providers, key population representatives and more.
Gruskin, Tarantola and Ferguson also participated in inception and exit meetings with the Global Fund and national level partners, where initial findings were presented and discussed. Using the information from these in-country interviews GHHR will synthesize the data collected to draft baseline reports on these countries