Ending Discrimination in Healthcare
March 2, 2020
In honor of yesterday's UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day, Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, director of the Office of Global Health, director of the Jonathan Mann Global Health and Human Rights Initiative, and clinical professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health, authored a piece in the Journal of the International AIDS Society about ending stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings.
Amon outlines the many challenges and obstacles that people living with HIV experience, and he shares action items for healthcare workers and government leaders. "To truly achieve zero discrimination in health settings, governments and health settings need to 'own' the issue and commit to action," Amon writes.
Amon serves as co‐chair of the UNAIDS Human Rights Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights and is a member of the Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes to Remove Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services of the Global Fund.
Read the journal article