In order to effectively address global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, people and institutions focused on public health and those focused on justice must work together. Discrimination and other human rights abuses all impact the effective treatment of global health epidemics. This session explored how to build support and partnerships between these two interconnected fields. Speakers and participants discussed how to make the case for integrating legal empowerment and justice approaches into health programs, and identified three key opportunities to strengthen collaboration between justice and global health, including: increasing funding for justice related public health work; moving from ad hoc, small scale programming to comprehensive programming brought to scale; and embedding justice programs into existing strategic public health frameworks such as those for HIV and TB.
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