Getting human rights into global health indicators

From the Health and Human Rights journal special issue on evidence of the impact of human rights on health:

In response to new scientific developments, UNAIDS, WHO, and global health financing institutions have joined together to promote a “fast-track” global scale-up of testing and treatment programs, setting ambitious targets with the goal of ending the three diseases by 2030. However, these indicators only nominally reference the catastrophic impact that human rights abuses have on access to health services; they also do not measure the positive impact provided by law reform, legal aid, and other health-related human rights programs. To ensure that these biomedical programs have impact, UN agencies and health financing mechanisms must begin to more systematically and proactively integrate human rights policy and practice into their modeling and measurement tools.

See the full article here

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