High Level Meeting Briefings, May 2023

In light of the multi-stakeholder hearings on TB, PPR, and UHC that took place between the 8-9th of May and the release of the zero drafts for the HLM on TB and on UHC, STOPAIDS and partners have released a series of briefings for advocates participating in the upcoming negotiations for the political declarations and … Continued

Access Denied – Extractive Research & Development in the COVID-19 Pandemic, May 2023

This report, part of the Access Denied series, explores the role that UK public entities have played in supporting the development of COVID-19 tools such as diagnostics, vaccines and treatments. It highlights how the lack of equitable access safeguards across the research and development (R&D) continuum results in the perpetuation of an extractive global health … Continued

Access Denied: report series launch, March 2023

Three years on, the COVID-19 pandemic has officially caused the deaths of over 7 million people, disrupting livelihoods globally and continuing to have a devastating impact on communities that  don’t have widespread access to health technologies. The world’s response to the pandemic has demonstrated the flaws in the existing global system for the research, development … Continued

Featured Access Denied: What happens when Big Pharma is in the driver’s seat, January 2023

STOPAIDS and Global Health Advocates’ report series ‘Access Denied‘ explores how a lack of transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and the EU has harmed public health outcomes. The series is structured into two reports. The first set the scene through speaking to key actors and stakeholders who were involved in or following the contract negotiations. In … Continued

Report Launch: Digital Health and Human Rights of Young Adults in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam, November 2022

  This report investigates how young adults in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam experience the digital transformation in health, and what they see as the effect on their human rights. In particular, the study explores the tensions between the benefits and risks to young peoples’ right to health and other human rights, and identifies areas for … Continued

Towards Digital Justice: Participatory action research in global digital health, April 2022

In April, BMJ published an article STOPAIDS collaborated on with the Digital Health and Rights consortium[1] outlining their project of developing participatory action research in global digital health. COVID-19 has accelerated the financialisation of digital health and a deepening digital divide. Companies in high-income countries have benefitted during the Pandemic; Big Tech in high-income countries (HIC) mine … Continued

Digital health rights campaigner briefing, May 2022

Leave no young person behind in the digital health era Digital tools and artificial intelligence (AI) may help us to achieve the Global Goals, including health for all, but there are no guarantees that the benefits will affect everyone equally. Young people are the most digitally connected, making those online and engaged the most likely … Continued

A Democracy Deficit in Digital Health? January 2020

Today, new technologies are rapidly reshaping how we access health information, find health facilities, and how health care providers diagnose and treat patients. These new technologies offer exciting opportunities, but also risk rolling back the fragile gains in human rights, by sharing and commodifying our most intimate health and behavioral information, and by leaving vulnerable … Continued