No Bright Future

No Bright Future

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Recommendations. To the government of Zimbabwe: On access to health care treatment for PLWHA - On the right to earn a livelihood - On women's rights - On the participation of civil society and PLWHA in HIV/AIDS-related programs. -- To international donors, including the US and UK governments -- To the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria -- To United Nations agencies working on HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe including UNAIDS, UNDP, and UNICEF. -- Methodology. -- Background. Political environment - Social and economic environment - Health sector environment. -- HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe. -- Epidemiological situation -- Women's vulnerability to infection -- Decline in HIV/AIDS prevalence (2000-2004) -- The impact of HIV/AIDS -- HIV testing and treatment. -- Human rights and HIV/AIDS In Zimbabwe. -- Government policies and practices that exacerbate the pandemic: The impact of Operation Murambatsvina -- Arrest and harassment of informal traders. -- Violations of women's rights: discriminatory inheritance laws and practices - Gender based violence - Stigma and discrimination in the family. --Discriminatory and arbitrary health and social welfare policies: High user fees for health services. -- Lack of exemptions for user fees for poor and vulnerable persons: Requirement of CD4 test to receive ART (Antiretroviral Therapy). -- Government restrictions on activities of HIV/AIDS NGOs and PLWHA. -- National and international responses to HIV/AIDS. -- Zimbabwe's obligations under regional and international law: The right to health - The right to information - The right to work - Women's rights. -- Conclusion. -- Acknowledgements.Human Rights Watch interviewed over 30 PLWHA in Harare who were turned away from life-saving ART because medical providers had told ... 158 WHO, a€œ Scaling up ART in resource-limited settings: guidelines for a public health approach.

Title:No Bright Future
Publisher:Human Rights Watch - 2006


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