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

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

Briefing: Stepping up UK leadership to end epidemics through partnership with the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, May 2022

STOPAIDS and other organisations have produced a briefing asking the UK to step up it’s leadership to end epidemics through investing in the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.  The target for the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment is to raise at least US$18 billion to get the world back on track toward ending HIV, TB … 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

The UK Presidency of the G7 and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria – An Opportunity Not to be Missed, June 2021

  Since the creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund) in 2002, nearly 20 years ago, the UK has been a leading donor and partner. In this time the Global Fund has showcased what is possible when governments, civil society and private sector stakeholders come together to achieve progress.  … 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

Featured The role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Delivering Gender Equality

Girls and young women aged 15-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa are up to eight times more likely to be HIV positive compared to boys and men of the same age. This age group is expected to double in sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade and therefore urgent action is needed to end the epidemic and prevent a resurgence of HIV. In stepping up its work against gender-based health inequalities, the Global Fund has more than quadrupled investments to reduce new HIV infections for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa with strong community-based prevention programmes. The Global Fund has also recently set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58% in 13 African countries over the next five years as part of their HER: HIV Epidemic Response campaign.

Featured HIV Beyond Goal 3 – Interconnections between HIV, Human Rights and Sustainable Development

This paper explains the interconnections between certain Sustainable Development Goal targets, human rights laws, and HIV. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those who are committed to ending the AIDS epidemic realise that a purely medical response is not effective. The AIDS response must also … Continued