On April 12, 2017, Justice Key Dingake from the High Court of Botswana's letter to the editor of the Health and Human Rights Journal about the Nairobi Strategy on TB and Human Rights was published. The letter referenced Justice Dingake's recent keynote address at a consultation by the TB and Human Rights Consortium with support from USAID, held in Geneva, Switzerland during March as well as continued research with the International Human Rights Clinic.
Stop TB Partnersip's Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 calls for a human rights and gender-based approach to combatting TB grounded in international, regional and domestic law. As part of the Global Plan's implementation, the TB and Human Rights Consortium (which includes the IHR Clinic, Stop TB Partnership and KELIN (Kenya)) has launched an inclusive, consultative process to promote adoption of the Nairobi Strategy on TB and Human Rights. Led by people living with TB, TB survivors, and other allies, the strategy aims to implement diverse, focused, sustained advocacy efforts as a means of ensuring that global and national programs ground their work in human rights and gender equity.
The Health and Human Rights Journal also featured a special section on TB and the right to health in June 2016, co-penned by the Associate Director of the IHR Clinic, Brian Citro.
Read the letter here.