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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.

Featured HIV Beyond Goal 3 – Interconnections between HIV, Human Rights and Sustainable Development

This paper explains the interconnections between certain Sustainable Development Goal targets, human rights laws, and HIV. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those who are committed to ending the AIDS epidemic realise that a purely medical response is not effective. The AIDS response must also … Continued

The Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

This paper seeks to address several questions including; How does the private sector currently operate in the field of global health? What has the impact of private sector involvement in global health been to date? How has Civil Society engaged with the Private Sector to date? What principles might guide our engagement?

Evaluating advocacy: STOPAIDS’ role in the UK’s £1billion commitment to the Global Fund

STOPAIDS has spent a large part of its time over the last three years campaigning for an increase in the UK’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In September 2013, the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, announced a better-than-doubling contribution of up to £1billion. … Continued

Investing In Communities Achieves Results

Before the scale-up of the international response to the AIDS pandemic, community responses in developing countries played a crucial role in providing services and care for those affected. This study is the first comprehensive, mixed-method evaluation of the impact of that response. The evaluation finds that community response can be effective at increasing knowledge of … Continued

Value for Money for the community based response to HIV and AIDS

This meeting brought together experts on Value for Money (VfM) methodologies as well as donors and programme managers to debate and assess costing, measurement challenges and use of VfM data related to the community based response to HIV/AIDS. The aim was to structure these VfM discussions around the UNAIDS Strategic Investment Framework, with the emphasis … Continued