Category Archives: Aid accountability

In 2017, set global health targets from the ground up

I’m lucky to be starting 2017 in Grenada, a flawlessly beautiful island nation of just 100,000 people. But Grenada, like many countries, has found it hard to gather basic HIV data in a context where same-sex sexuality and sex work … Continue reading

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Diversity, strength and inclusive health governance: Implementers on the Global Fund Board

Update from the retreat of the Global Fund Board Implementers Group in Kenya last week. Continue reading

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Don’t Brexit the AIDS response: The world we come home to from Durban

Hands off the lawyers, hands off the drugs. Continue reading

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Who Pays to Fulfill Health Rights? Aid Eligibility, Accountability and Fiscal Space

Reposted from Health and Human Rights Journal  Now that members of the UN have adopted the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the next question is: how to pay for it all? The answers raise questions about aid eligibility, transparency and accountability. 

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Who monitors human rights in health?

With new health-related human rights indicators on the way, who will monitor progress? Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Human rights, corruption and action for aid agencies

About the overlap between corruption and human rights abuses in aid, and in what agencies can do to address both. Continue reading

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UNAIDS human rights indicators: What counts?

Take a trip back to the fabulous summer of 2010, when thousands of activists marched at the International AIDS Conference, waved our beer steins in Stephansplatz to the sweet songs of Annie Lennox, and demanded Human Rights and HIV/AIDS, Now … Continue reading

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onwards, upwards, webwards

Welcome! Until a few weeks ago, I was the senior human rights advisor at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. There it was my job to put new policies and procedures in place to protect and promote … Continue reading

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