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The HJI is a dedicated public health and law initiative addressing the intersection between racial and gender inequality

The HJI is a dedicated public health and law initiative addressing the intersection between racial and gender inequality

Who we are

The HJI is a dedicated public health and law initiative addressing the intersection between racial and gender inequality with a special focus on access to life saving diagnostics, treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, TB and HIV, drawing on the expertise of researchers in law, public policy, economics, and public health, as well as on universities and scientific experts in and outside of South Africa.

The HJI is founded and headed by Fatima Hassan, a social justice activist and human rights lawyer.

We are supported by a Governing Board [Dr Shuaib Manjra, Noncedo Madubedube, Fatima Hassan] and a Reference Advisory Group.

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Focus areas

What we deal with

Equitable Health Care

Access to Affordable Life-Saving Medicines

COVID-19 and its intersection with other chronic conditions (TB, HIV/AIDS, Cancer)

Barriers to Access to Health Care (Inequality)

Medicine Pricing and Affordability (Patents, Intellectual Property)

Pandemic Profiteering, Pricing Transparency, Corruption and Accountability

The Impact of Joblessness on ill-health and vice-versa

COVID-19 and the future of Universal Health Care in South Africa

Funders

HJI relies on the generous support of individual donors and partner organisations to fund our work. We gratefully acknowledge current support from the following organisational funders