Review and Consultation on the Policy and Legal Environments Related to HIV Services in MalaysiaPublished on Friday, 09 January 2015 08:55
The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia has published a new report, entitled Review and Consultation on the Policy and Legal Environments Related to HIV Services in Malaysia.
The Review seeks to identify the current status of the policy and legal environment in Malaysia that safeguard the universal human rights of key affected populations with regard to HIV prevention, care and treatment. The review and consultation establishes a baseline and it provides a set of concrete recommendations to contribute to reforms that will promote an enabling environment where the human rights of the key populations are adequately protected.
The Review builds upon the findings and recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law (2012) that established evidence-based laws and practices firmly grounded in human rights are powerful instruments for challenging discrimination, promoting public health and protecting human rights.
The Review is also in line with commitments made under the 2011 Political Declaration: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS, which called for governments to review laws and policies that adversely affect the successful, effective and equitable delivery of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes to people living with and affected by HIV.
Additionally, it supports countries to meet commitments under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Resolutions 66/10 and 67/9, which call for removal of barriers to access to treatment and care.
This report was an initiative undertaken by the United Nations Country Team in Malaysia and was supported by UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub under the ISEAN-Hivos Multi-Country Programme (ME1-011-G01-H) funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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