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TB, Human Rights and the Law: “Tell it like it is”

Stop TB Partnership’s workshop on TB and human rights this week: fired up and ready for action. Continue reading

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Models meet reality? TB meets HIV

What mathematical models miss about TB and HIV. Continue reading

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Teaching about sexual violence in conflicts/emergencies

For the past year, I’ve been coordinating a series of short courses on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. There is a profound stigma around the issue, so I’m pleasantly surprised if you even click on this link and keep reading. … Continue reading

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Global Fund KPIs: Accountability and the hall of mirrors

About two weeks ago, the Global Fund Observer, a newsletter that reports on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, published an article about the Fund’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The article raised concerns about the process of developing the KPIs, … 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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Pooh on Brexit

“Well, good-bye. I must be going on.” Pooh started to climb out of the hole. He pulled with his front paws, and pushed with his back paws…and then… “Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I’d better go back.” “Oh, bother!” said Pooh. … 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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More maps for health rights activists

A few months ago I wrote a quick overview of some maps of laws that affect the HIV response. I promised then that I’d post an update if more maps came to light. The launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals seems … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Action on Rights of People who Use Drugs

On Human Rights Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health published a powerful open letter calling for decriminalization of drug use. 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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