The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed massive inequalities in public health. The HJI was launched in July 2020 in South Africa to advocate for a more inclusive, equitable public health system, locally and globally, both during and beyond the pandemic.
The HJI uses the law, research, and advocacy to tackle the factors that shape inequity in health access, and work towards ensuring access to lifesaving diagnostics, treatment, and vaccines.
With extensive experience in social justice and health activism, research, and the law, including in the fight for anti-retroviral drugs during the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa, the HJI team is well positioned to use lessons from public health crises of the past and present to change the rules of the game for future generations.
With your help, we can continue and deepen our efforts to create a more just and inclusive public health system.