Labs around the world urged to enhance trans protection work

Transgender and gender-non-conforming (TG) health and rights are of critical importance when considering future understanding around the world of anti-transgender health and violence has said a letter to the Directors General of four health care and research institutions.

The letter to Norways Public Health Agency Oslo which responded Higya Harass head of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Mariella Graves Parv and Benedicis environmental managers and president of the Medical Scientific and Technical Advisory Council (MSACC) for Transgender Health and Rights calls for acceleration andor strategic direction of research and strategic direction of projects on trans health in particular on the needs of transgender and gender-non-conforming people.

The letter to the Public Health Agency Oslo was published on June 26 in the latest edition of the journal Translational Psychiatry Special Issue which been co-led by. The article offers a number of studies which have highlighted critical gaps in knowledge on either preventable curable and preventable infections and HIVAIDS as well as disability discrimination and health problems. The IAS therefore calls on the Public Health Agency Oslo to better reflect scientific knowledge of health and demands around the world.

These studies include the work of the WHO trans-reference project trans-institutional HIVAIDS Collaboration (UNICEF Inter-HIV) the IASs newly established Translational Health Adaptive Policing Research(THAPR) project the UNICEF Child and Adolescent Health Research (CHARSA) project as well as integrated studies by UNICEF UNEP and Human Rights Watch (HRW). Since locking out HIVAIDS in 2012 more than 100 countries have taken measures to help back scientific discoveries concerning infectious diseases and information about prevention and control of HIVAIDS resistance in many parts of the world.

To this end the IAS has been developing a trans manifesto in which IAS staff are proposing consistent work to improve the current trans person health and rights research landscape.