SALC’s Health Rights programme has the following objectives:
- To reform laws, policies and practices that contribute to exclusion and discrimination in the enjoyment of health, including laws that undermine the right to informed consent.
- To remove legal barriers to effective HIV, TB and Malaria treatment, care and prevention.
- To develop legal protections for the dignity and human rights of people living with HIV, including challenging the unjust and overbroad criminalisation of HIV.
- To strengthen accountability for discrimination in healthcare settings.
- To advance the enjoyment of social and environmental determinants of health, particularly for marginalised and vulnerable populations.
Nigeria: Mandatory HIV testing and dismissal of an employee on the basis of HIV-status.
Zimbabwe: Protecting employees living with HIV from unlawful dismissal.
Zambia: Protecting the health rights of HIV-positive prisoners.
Malawi: Supporting complaints to the Medical Council of Malawi.
Malawi: Challenging the criminalisation of breastfeeding by a woman living with HIV.
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949
Botswana: Securing access to antiretroviral treatment for non-citizen prisoners.
Zambia: Challenging mandatory HIV testing of military employees.
Malawi: The right to bail for terminally ill prisoners awaiting trial.
Lesotho: Application for access to healthcare for military detainee.
Malawi: Case challenging unmet palliative care in detention.
Namibia: Coerced sterilisation of HIV-positive women.
Malawi: Mandatory HIV testing of women.