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Health

 
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Access to Justice

An enabling legal and regulatory environment is essential to protect and promote health. Yet in many countries, legal frameworks remain inadequate, implementation is uneven, and civil society is disconnected from public health law and policy reform. Worse, law often stands in the way of effective health promotion, or is used to justify and perpetuate discrimination. Human rights are considered ‘critical enablers’ of the legal response to HIV/AIDS.

IDLO is working to enhance conducive legal environments, build the capacity of legal professionals in government, academia and civil society organizations, and strengthen and expand health-related legal services and rights.

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HIV and Law

An enabling legal and regulatory environment is essential to protect and promote health. Yet in many countries, legal frameworks remain inadequate, implementation is uneven, and civil society is disconnected from public health law and policy reform. Worse, law often stands in the way of effective health promotion, or is used to justify and perpetuate discrimination. Human rights are considered ‘critical enablers’ of the legal response to HIV/AIDS.

IDLO is working to enhance conducive legal environments, build the capacity of legal professionals in government, academia and civil society organizations, and strengthen and expand health-related legal services and rights.

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Non-Communicable Diseases

Globally, ill health is no longer largely attributable to communicable diseases. 

As with HIV, a comprehensive, rights-based, multi-sectoral response engaging affected communities is required to address the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their impact



Working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

With the commitment to implementing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's health-focused activities worked to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 3, 5, 10 and 16. [ Find out more ] 


Where we also work

Biodiversity Gender Health Freedom of Religion or Belief Land Rights and Food Security Honduras Regional: HIV Responsible Investment in Agriculture Benin Burundi Kenya Liberia Mali Somalia South Sudan DREAMS Partnership Eastern Europe and Central Asia Kyrgyzstan Mongolia Economic Development Ukraine Egypt and HIV Jordan Kuwait Tunisia Regional: HIV Afghanistan IDLO in ASEAN Myanmar Philippines