Call for Abstracts journal Global Health Governance

educationThe Fall 2017 issue of the journal Global Health Governance will focus on the application of human rights frameworks in global health governance, with this special issue examining the global institutions bound by human rights under international law. 

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Mozambique: Opposition group raids hospitals

careArmed men linked to Mozambique’s main opposition party, the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), have raided at least two hospitals and two health clinics over the past month. The attacks on the medical facilities, which involved looting medicine and supplies and destroying medical equipment, threaten access to health care for tens of thousands of people in remote areas of the country.

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Participatory action research on health and human rights

careRecently, the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland, UK) published the report of a participatory action research on the right to health. Titled "What do you mean, I have a right to health?", the report focuses on two main groups of marginalized people in Scotland, namely homeless people and female asylum seekers and refugees.

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Call for papers Health and Human Rights Journal

educationUNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is guest editing a special section in December 2017 in the Health and Human Rights Journal on "HIV and human rights – Past, present and future". 

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HIV, TB and human rights in Southern and Eastern Africa

legalIn its HIV, TB & Human Rights in Southern and East Africa 2016 Report, the international network ARASA (AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa) examines the legal and regulatory framework for responding to HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis in countries in Southern and East Africa.

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  • India: Human rights course for community health workers in Bihar

    educationOver 4,000 community health workers in the Indian State of Bihar will be trained in human rights by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This course was an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Amnesty International India. The three-month 'Self-Learning Human Rights Certificate Course' aims to promote human rights values and principles of equality, dignity, inclusion, non-discrimination and participation in the public through community health workers.

  • Ethical issues in tuberculosis control

    careOn the occasion of World TB Day 2017 (24 March), the World Health Organization launched new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidelines to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.