Global Fund Programs to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services: Baseline Evaluation

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In partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the Program on Global Health & Human Rights received a grant in October 2016 from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to conduct baseline evaluations in a range of low-income countries for the Global Fund’s Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services.

Recognizing that programs to remove human rights barriers are critical to ensure that health services can be accessed by those most affected by HIV, TB and malaria, the Global Fund is backing this initiative, which will seek to scale up programs to reduce human rights barriers to services for all three diseases, focusing on people made vulnerable by discrimination and criminalization.

Sponsored by the Global Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights is working with John Snow Inc. (JSI) to conduct baseline assessments of programs to reduce human rights barriers to services for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

The baseline assessments of existing human rights barriers to services and existing programs that address those barriers will be undertaken in Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nepal, the Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Ukraine. In addition to tool development, the USC/JSI team is responsible for the assessments in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. The findings from the baseline assessments are intended to support countries scale-up programs to reduce human rights barriers that impede access and use of services.

Other research consortia working on the project include the AIDS Project Management Group, the International Center for Research on Women, John Hopkins University, Enda Santé, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, and Health Economics and AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

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