Global Fund adds human rights procedure to its grantmaking policy

first_img The Global Fund partnership has added a human rights complaints procedure to help ensure that its grantmaking activities protect and promote human rights.The Fund will now accept complains from any individual that believes that any of five minimum human rights standards is being violated by an implementer of Global Fund grants. All information will remain confidential, and anyone making a complaint can also choose to remain anonymous.The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It grants nearly US$4 billion a year to support programmes run by local experts in countries and communities most in need. It focus on combatingInspector General Mouhamadou Diagne said:“The Global Fund needs to know about any human rights infringements in the programs we support. We encourage all to speak up using our whistle-blowing channels which are free, safe and confidential.”Human rights standardsThe five minimum human rights standards are:• non-discriminatory access to services for all, including people in detention;• employing only scientifically sound and approved medicines or medical practices;• not employing methods that constitute torture or that are cruel, inhuman or degrading;• respecting and protecting informed consent, confidentiality and the right to privacy concerning medical testing, treatment or health services rendered;• and avoiding medical detention and involuntary isolation, to be used only as a last resort.The whistleblowing facility is designed to help The Global Fund partnership remove human rights barriers that could reduce access to health programmes and undermine efforts to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 April 2015 | News Image: whistleblower by Slavolubj Pantelic on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Global Fund adds human rights procedure to its grantmaking policy Tagged with: Funding Law / policylast_img

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