Human Rights

Human rights require an approach that is grounded in international, regional and national law that recognizes the human rights of people with TB, including to life, health, liberty, information, nondiscrimination and privacy. Of course, all people are imbued with these rights yet most people do not understand that many of the challenges they face as a result of having TB are actually violations of their rights.

In some countries, people are imprisoned for interrupting their TB treatment, not in isolation wards of hospitals where they are treated as patients but in actual prisons where they are punished and deprived of their liberty, because TB programs do not adequately respond to the challenges they face in adhering to a long, arduous treatment, often lasting up to nine months.

We can help you implement the UNDP/Stop TB Partnership legal environment assessment tool and the KELIN/University of Chicago/Stop TB Partnership  Nairobi Strategy on TB, Human Rights and the Law.  

Our experience developing and conducting judicial workshops to increase awareness by the judiciary on TB and human rights issues will ensure that your program has a person-centered approach.  We utilize the most up to date guidance and information such as the TB Case Compendium.

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