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. The paper celebrates the growing momentum of the Sustainable Development Goals and UHC movements and situates itself within the larger discourse around health, HIV, development, and aid. With a focus on what we call the ‘global health architecture’, we consider top-line political trends affecting global health and suggest key principles to consider as the architecture adapts to a changing world.
These principles are accompanied by key questions and we encourage civil society to reflect and further build on these suggested principles. A number of the current global health institutions are now, or will be in the near future, undergoing reviews of their governance structures and processes. It is therefore especially important that civil society and other actors are prepared to ask challenging questions and assert a set of principles that must guide their development. Therefore, we particularly encourage civil society and community representatives in all global health institutions to consult with their delegations and broader communities they represent on these principles, answer the key questions raised and proactively engage with their institutions to achieve progressive change. We also hope that as these discussions happen, civil society and community representatives will share the results with the broader civil society and community sector so that we might learn from and build on each other’s good work.
Webinar (Thursday 26 March 2.30pm GMT):
We will be hosting a webinar on 26 March at 2.30pm GMT to discuss the suggested principles in the paper, answer any questions and discuss ideas for further action.
If you are interested in joining the webinar, please register here.