Join our campaign to protect young people’s digital health rights! 

In May, STOPAIDS and partners launched a new campaign to demand that no young person is left behind in the digital health era. 

There are many digital tools that offer to help people to get the healthcare they need, help hospitals to run more effectively and help governments to make public health decisions. But many of us remain unaware of what happens to personal information we share through apps, and who ends up controlling or profiting from it. 2.9 billion people worldwide, and disproportionately women and girls, are still offline due to a lack of access to technologies and strong internet infrastructure, as well as the high costs of data. This creates a ‘digital divide’ between who has access and who doesn’t.

We’re calling on governments to prioritise young people’s digital rights by centering their voices and needs in plans to strengthen digital health nationally and globally.

Stand with us today and join our global call to:

  • Address the ‘digital divide’ so that all can benefit from digital health tools
  • Invest in digital literacy, so that young people know their digital rights
  • Ensure young people have a say over their future and security by including them in the design and delivery of digital health strategies
  • Put funding and regulations in place to ensure that young people’s rights and health data are protected, guided by the Health Data Principles

Stand with activists now via this link.

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Act now to end Epidemics! 

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved over 44 million lives since its creation in 2002 and we’ve seen the combined death rate from the three diseases reduced by more than half in the countries in which the Global Fund invests.

It also plays a key role in ensuring access to medicines for those affected by natural disasters and conflicts, including right now in Ukraine.

However, in 2020 for the first time in the Global Fund’s history, key programmatic outcomes declined across all three diseases in countries where the Global Fund invests. HIV testing fell by 22%, the number of people treated for drug-resistant TB dropped by 19%. Malaria deaths and cases also increased that year, with testing falling by 4%.

This makes the 7th Replenishment of the Global Fund critical to getting the global response back on track, requiring an increase of 30% of total funding to do this and to save 20 million lives by 2026. The choice is stark: either increase funding for the three diseases or we abandon our target of defeating these diseases by 2030.

That’s where you come in: The UK has historically been a leading partner to the Global Fund but without public demand for action there is a risk that our contribution will fall short of what’s needed.

Please act now and write to your MP demanding the UK step up to #EndEpidemics by meeting the Global Fund’s target at this year’s replenishment.