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Examination of Pharmaceutical Patents: Developing a Public Health Perspective

This report highlights the importance of examining pharmaceutical patents from a public health perspective and contributes to the discussion on suitable guidelines for patent examiners. The report is an outcome of a seminar, jointly organized by UNDP and WHO, held in South Africa. more

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Executive Summary: Analysis of Human Rights in Global Fund-Supported HIV Programmes

It is a summary of the Analysis of Key Human Rights Programmes in Global Fund-Supported HIV Programmes, including key findings and recommendations to stakeholders. The report covers all Global Fund HIV grants from Round 6 and 7 – a total of 59 approved proposals, covering 74 countries and including more

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Fact Sheet on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

This fact sheet examines how bad laws are obstructing the global HIV response, identifying several areas, including HIV transmission, at-risk populations, women and youth, and access to HIV treatment. more

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Factsheet: Human Rights, HIV, TB and Malaria

The fact sheet is about human rights and the three diseases – HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It highlights the importance of promoting human rights in response to the three diseases. The fact sheet was developed by UNDP and the Open Society Foundations in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria more

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Fast Fact Fast Facts on the Access and Delivery Partnership Project

The Partnership for Access and Delivery of New Health Technologies is led by UNDP, in collaboration with WHO and PATH. Recognizing the gap between the development of new global health technologies for TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and the capacity gap for access and delivery more

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Five Years into the Product Patient Regime: India's Response

Many developing countries are able to access affordable medicines as a result of utilizing flexibilities in the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Hence, developments in India have impacts well beyond its borders, given the reliance of the global market, especially developing and least developed countries more

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Free Trade Agreements & Intellectual Property Rights: Thailand

This publication is a report of workshop on "Thailand National Technical Consultation on Free Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property Rights: Implications for Access to Medicines" held in Bangkok, Thailand. more

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From Involvement to Empowerment; People Living with HIV in Asia Pacific

This report documents the efforts by UNDP to support the empowerment of People Living with HIV/AIDS and their groups in the Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2004 and the lessons learnt in the process. more

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Governance of the HIV/AIDS Responses - Issues and Outlook

Issues of governance are critical to global, regional and national efforts to address the AIDS epidemic. This is due in part to the large number of stakeholders and cash flows involved. It is also a reflection of the intrinsic link between institutional capacities, broad-based participation and more

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Guide to an effective human rights response to the HIV epidemic

This guide is part of series of human rights advocacy tools. It is intended to support implementation of human rights-based approaches in AIDS response in Eastern and Southern Africa. It is designed for use by government officials, parliamentarians, judiciary members, lawyers, CSOs, people living more

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HIV & YOU: An HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme Among Migrant Industrial Workers

This document features "HIV & YOU," an innovative and easily replicable programme targeted at raising awareness of HIV among migrant workers and communities through the involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS(PLWHA). more

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HIV Treatment Access, Delivery and Uncertainty: Study in Serbia and Montenegro

The research focused on the realities of delivering HIV treatment in a resource-stretched healthcare setting, and the impact of this on people living with HIV. Also examined the treatment system from perspectives of key service providers. It focused too on other aspects identified by people living more

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HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV. more

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HIV in the Legislation of the Republic of Croatia

The publication is an analysis of HIV/AIDS in the legislation of Croatia. The document lists down proposals and recommendations for modification to current legislation and the strengthening of human rights for people living with HIV and AIDS. more

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HIV in the News: Journalists as Catalysts: Toolkit for Trainers

This toolkit is a collection of participatory exercises for use in sensitization of media persons involved in HIV/AIDS coverage. It can also be integrated with the existing curriculum of schools of journalism and mass communication. more

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HIV-AIDS in News- Journalists as Catalysts

This study examines the media’s role in relation to stigma and discrimination faced by HIV affected people. The six-month survey shows that there is a big gap in what the media has been writing on HIV/AIDS and the expectations of HIV positive people on what they perceive should be the media’s role more

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HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Asia

Many notable successes in both prevention and treatment of HIV, however stigma and discrimination remains an intractable problem associated with AIDS epidemic. Review addresses the intersection between stigma, discrimination and human development focusing on manner in which people living with HIV more

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HIV/AIDS and Mobility in South Asia

The report collects and synthesizes the latest information, materials and research to provide a uniform baseline description of the HIV/AIDS and Mobility situation in the seven countries profiled. It covers: • Migration patterns and flows and identification of migrant groups • HIV/AIDS situation more

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Health Sector Response to HIV/AIDS among Men who have Sex with Men

The report is an outcome of the consultations on “Health sector response to HIV among men who have sex with men” which was held in Hong Kong from 18 to 20 February 2009. The aim of the consultation was to discuss ways of scaling up the health sector response to the emerging HIV epidemic in MSM and more

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Human Trafficking and HIV: Exploring vulnerabilities and responses in South Asia

An independent regional research study commissioned by UNDP with support from the Government of Japan has revealed an alarming trend of trafficking of girls and women and HIV infection in South Asia. The study found that a large number of those at the risk of being trafficked in South Asia are more