Guidance on Ethics and Equitable Access to HIV Treatment and Care

Reference number: ISBN 92 4 159258 3

Building on the work of the consultation, the Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights, and Health Law has been leading the development of a guidance document which is designed to help countries scale-up treatment and care programmes in a way that is ethically acceptable, fair, and benefits health systems in general. Currently, efforts towards dissemination and country work are under way. The goal is to raise awareness among policy makers for distributive justice and equity in HIV/AIDS, to promote best practice in conducting fair consultative processes, and to facilitate the formulation of national policy papers on the topic. In addition, equity indicators for monitoring and evaluation of these policies under severe resource constraints are being developed.

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