The Struggle — at Home and in the World — for Health Care as a Human Right
discusses the need for social justice and equality in terms of public health and democratic socialism
Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa (2001-06), is the inaugural scholar-in-residence at the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is also a senior advisor to the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. Stephen Lewis is co-chair of the Leadership Programme Committee for the XVII International AIDS Conference, which will be held in Mexico City in August 2008. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and is the chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. His work with the United Nations spans more than two decades, including deputy executive director of UNICEF, coordinator for the Graça Machel study on the “Consequences of Armed Conflict on Children,” and Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations. Stephen Lewis holds many distinguished awards and honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a companion of the Order of Canada. In April 2005, Time magazine listed Stephen Lewis as one of the “100 most influential people in the world.” His best-selling book, Race Against Time won the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Libris Award for non-fiction book of the year in 2005.