Health Rights=Healthy Women: A Commitment to Halt the Feminization of AIDS
Health Action AIDS Campaign <ul><li>Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of h...
AIDS is both a product of and exacerbated by human rights violations <ul><li>These violations of </li></ul><ul><li>human r...
Campaign Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Recruit/mobilize health professionals and students in the fight against global AIDS ...
Botswana/Swaziland Report: Epidemic of Inequality <ul><li>Four Key Factors leading to infection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lac...
Health Rights=Healthy Women
Women and HIV/AIDS <ul><li>The rate of HIV among women and girls is rising dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that...
Three specific interventions <ul><li>Rights-based health systems </li></ul><ul><li>Educated and empowered healthcare worke...
Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Woman and girl friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures confidentially  </li></ul><ul><li>Sa...
Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible  </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive= fully integra...
Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Governments recognize and support programs that recognize the social determinants of h...
Educated and Empowered Healthcare Workers <ul><li>Health workers must be : </li></ul><ul><li>educated and supported in pro...
Educated and Empowered  Healthcare Workers <ul><li>Health workers must: </li></ul><ul><li>understand the importance of a s...
Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs <ul><li>HIV Prevention Programs must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respectful of and pro...
Words of Dr. Ogada….. <ul><li>“  Social justice requires that I am a normal, bona fide, healthy wholesome Kenyan.  I’m not...
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  • AIDS is arguably the worst public health disaster the world has ever seen, causing inconceivable suffering. Today, I’m going to give a brief overview of the global AIDS crisis framed as a human rights issue, what PHR’s Health Action AIDS Campaign is doing, and how you can and we hope you will get involved. Everyone from Kofi Annan to Jim Kim to Bono have argued that our response to the global AIDS pandemic will define moment in history.
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    1. 1. Health Rights=Healthy Women: A Commitment to Halt the Feminization of AIDS
    2. 2. Health Action AIDS Campaign <ul><li>Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health conducive to living a life in dignity </li></ul>
    3. 3. AIDS is both a product of and exacerbated by human rights violations <ul><li>These violations of </li></ul><ul><li>human rights include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Violence and Discrimination Against Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Access to Healthcare for the Poor and Marginalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widespread Discrimination Against PLWAs </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Campaign Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Recruit/mobilize health professionals and students in the fight against global AIDS and for human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Together with HPs and students, advocate for: </li></ul><ul><li>* Increased and sustained US funding to fight </li></ul><ul><li> the pandemic </li></ul><ul><li>* Evidence and human rights-based </li></ul><ul><li>prevention and treatment strategies </li></ul><ul><li>* Stronger public health systems in </li></ul><ul><li>resource poor settings </li></ul><ul><li>Together with African partners, mobilize Ugandan/Kenyan HPs and students to advocate for better AIDS policies in their countries </li></ul>
    5. 5. Botswana/Swaziland Report: Epidemic of Inequality <ul><li>Four Key Factors leading to infection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of control over sexual decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV related stigma/discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender-discriminatory beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure of government & traditional leadership to promote equality and economic independence </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Health Rights=Healthy Women
    7. 7. Women and HIV/AIDS <ul><li>The rate of HIV among women and girls is rising dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that the global response to AIDS has failed women. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Three specific interventions <ul><li>Rights-based health systems </li></ul><ul><li>Educated and empowered healthcare workers </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive HIV prevention programs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Woman and girl friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures confidentially </li></ul><ul><li>Safe from discrimination </li></ul>
    10. 10. Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive= fully integrated services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV prevention & care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trauma </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Rights-based Health Systems <ul><li>Governments recognize and support programs that recognize the social determinants of health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive referral system to community programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong linkages between health system and community services that protect and empower women </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Educated and Empowered Healthcare Workers <ul><li>Health workers must be : </li></ul><ul><li>educated and supported in providing HIV prevention messaging and counseling. </li></ul><ul><li>educated and sensitized to the fact that women have sexual and reproductive rights. </li></ul><ul><li>educated to assess for sexual violence and domestic abuse. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Educated and Empowered Healthcare Workers <ul><li>Health workers must: </li></ul><ul><li>understand the importance of a strong, well integrated health care system; </li></ul><ul><li>have information & access to community resources; </li></ul><ul><li>Be educated: anti-stigma awareness and sensitivity. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs <ul><li>HIV Prevention Programs must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respectful of and promote women’s human rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientifically based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results-oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beyond ABC </li></ul>
    15. 15. Words of Dr. Ogada….. <ul><li>“ Social justice requires that I am a normal, bona fide, healthy wholesome Kenyan. I’m not asking for a favour – if anything I should be praised, recognized, thanked . As a woman I am creating the future of Africa. Thank you.” </li></ul>

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