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.
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 factsheet draws out connections between the disproportionate impact of HIV on women, gender inequality and economic empowerment. Using case studies from STOPAIDS members, the factsheet highlights the importance of meaningfully involving women, addressing structural barriers, transforming gender norms, closely involving the wider community, funding existing community groups to ensure sustainability.
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
This paper is intended to advise the UK government and other donors who have decided to end support to a country on how a transition should take place in order to sustain and expand the benefits of development. This paper uses case studies from 5 projects, 3 funded by the Global Fund (GF) and 2 … Continued