Stop TB Partnership

TB and Human Rights Task Force

The Stop TB Partnership has established a TB and Human Rights Task Force. The aim is to protect and promote human rights, in pursuit of universal access to TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The purpose of the Task Force is to develop:

  • a joint WHO, UNAIDS and Stop TB Partnership policy framework for a rights-based approach to Stop TB so as to advance health, development and effective TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • a strategic agenda for 2010-2012 to be taken up and implemented by a wide range stakeholders within and beyond the TB community

The Task Force is composed of major stakeholders constituencies from affected communities and risk groups, UN agencies, human rights and civil society organizations, health and human rights experts and development partners.

The WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB) and UNAIDS jointly provide the secretariat for this Task Force. Open Society Institute and Human Rights Watch are part of the core planning team for the Task Force.

The Task Force Membership has been finalized with 8 institutional members and 12 constituency members. Please see Constituencies for the Membership.

Working documents

Factsheet: Human Rights & the Three Diseases [.pdf]

Briefing note on TB and Human Rights [.pdf]

Report of the first Task Force meeting [.pdf]