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HIV/AIDS in East Africa: Legal, Ethical, and Human Rights Challenges

Hastings Investigators: Angela Wasunna, Daniel Callahan, and Mary Ann Baily

Funders: The Overbrook Foundation, The John Lloyd Foundation, and the Pettus-Crowe Foundation

The aim of this project was to ensure that health care providers take into account ethical, legal, and human rights issues alongside clinical and behavioral responses to the epidemic. In partnership with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, based in Nairobi, the project sought to establish national and regional pilot forums for dialogue and education among medical practitioners; develop informational materials on the major ethical, legal, and human rights challenges faced by health care workers; and craft problem-solving tools to assist health care workers, physician associations, patients, policy makers, legislators, and the general public to deal with those challenges.