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“Bringing Justice to Health” meeting brings law and health practitioners together in Nairobi

Held in Nairobi on October 22-25, “Bringing Justice to Health” was organized by Namati, the Open Society Public Health Program’s Law and Health Initiative in collaboration with the Open Society Justice Initiative, the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa. The meeting brought together legal empowerment practitioners and donors working at the intersection of law and health.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the health benefits of legal empowerment interventions; to explore different approaches towards increasing access to justice for marginalized and criminalized populations, highlighting ingredients to success; and to strategize about how to replicate, scale up, and assess the impact of best practices in the area. “Bringing Justice to Health” showcased the work of community paralegals from across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe who empower people affected by HIV, sex workers, people who use drugs, Roma, palliative care patients, and people with mental disabilities.

 


October 27, 2013 | Namati


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