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STOPAIDS Strategy Development

STOPAIDS has embarked on the development of the new STOPAIDS Strategy 2021-2024. As a first step in our horizon scanning process, the STOPAIDS staff developed 10 thought papers examining key questions that we think are critical to inform our understanding of the context that the new strategy will need to operate in. These are available … Continued

Featured HIV and Quality of Life Factsheet

Quality of life (QoL) is an essential issue for all people, regardless of whether they are living with HIV or not. This factsheet is intended to be used as a good practice guide for STOPAIDS members and the wider international development sector. The paper takes a whole-life-course approach and highlights best-practice case studies from across … Continued

Wake Up Campaign Briefing

  Wake Up Campaign Briefing Despite being preventable, AIDS-related illnesses are still among the leading causes of infant mortality. In 2016, 120,000 children died due to AIDS-related illnesses. DFID’s historic leadership and funding for the HIV response has helped bring incredible progress in access to prevention, treatment and care. The UK’s pledge at the Global … Continued

Featured HIV, Universal Health Coverage and the future of the global health architecture 

The aim of this paper, developed by STOPAIDS, Aidsfonds, Civil Society Sustainability Network and Frontline AIDS, is to serve as a catalyst for discussion within civil society on how the global health architecture of the Universal Health Coverage era should evolve and how it should be governed drawing on lessons from the global HIV response. … Continued

Featured Universal Health Coverage and HIV

The Factsheet explores how STOPAIDS members, allies and partners are leading by example in their efforts to couple the advancement of the HIV response with the achievement of UHC. It identifies six key thematic building blocks of the HIV response which we believe will also underpin UHC. Within these we analyse the lessons from the … Continued

Featured The role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Delivering Gender Equality

Girls and young women aged 15-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa are up to eight times more likely to be HIV positive compared to boys and men of the same age. This age group is expected to double in sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade and therefore urgent action is needed to end the epidemic and prevent a resurgence of HIV. In stepping up its work against gender-based health inequalities, the Global Fund has more than quadrupled investments to reduce new HIV infections for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa with strong community-based prevention programmes. The Global Fund has also recently set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58% in 13 African countries over the next five years as part of their HER: HIV Epidemic Response campaign.

Italy’s WHO resolution: Improving the transparency of markets for drugs, vaccines and other health-related technologies

UK civil society letter to the UK government strongly opposing the amendments presented to the World Health Assembly transparency resolution. “We, the undersigned UK based civil society organisations and patient organisations, strongly oppose the proposals made by the UK Government and several countries at the May 7, 2019 informal on the World Health Assembly (WHA) … Continued