The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Nana Oye Lithur, Taylor Williamson, Annie Chen, and Ron MacInnis
Primary Language: English
Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations, such as sex workers and men who have sex with men, reduces access to critical services, adversely affects health outcomes, and undermines human rights. Legal services, however, are poorly resourced in low- and middle-income countries, and access is often limited to the wealthiest people.
Drawing on lessons learned from other contexts, the Health Policy Project (HPP) collated international best practices, research on legal codes and systems in Ghana, and consultations with key stakeholders to determine approaches to monitoring discrimination. Using this information, the report the describes internet- and text message-based platforms for reporting HIV-related discrimination to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), providing a mechanism for civil society organizations to report cases to CHRAJ, track case progress, and use data on stigma and discrimination to guide future advocacy on HIV- and other related policies in Ghana.