Access to Health
HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria continue to pose public health risks for millions of people in developing nations. Neglected diseases such as Leishmaniasis and Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, maim or kill millions for lack of effective pharmaceuticals.
Along with other ICCR members, we believe that every person has a human right to health. We call for domestic health care reform to cover the uninsured and to improve workers’ health care policies. We engage corporations to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic – something that is in their own economic interest. We press pharmaceutical companies for greater research and development of drugs for neglected diseases and for equitable pricing of essential medicines.
Current dialogs include:
- Health as a human right
- Drug pricing
- Retail stores on universal health care
- HIV/AIDS reporting from extractive industries
Investing for Life: Meeting poor people’s needs for access to medicines through responsible business practices, Oxfam America. (Download PDF)
Benchmarking AIDS: Evaluating Pharmaceutical Company Responses to Public Health Crisis in Emerging Markets, ICCR, Corporate Examiner, Vol 34, No.6-7, August 2006 (Download PDF)
Access to Medicines Index: Industry & Stakeholder Review (Download PDF)
The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work (“The best single document on HIV/AIDS the UN has produced”, Stephen Lewis, UN special envoy on HIV/AIDS to Africa)