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Guest Blog Post by our friends at Salud por Derecho *

Last month the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS took place in New York, in which the Member States of the United Nations adopted (not without controversy) a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that, according to UNAIDS, it is ambitious and achievable, aiming to end inequalities and be in a position to end AIDS by 2030.

To find out what happened there and analyze the situation of the pandemic globally and also in Spain, Sauld por Derecho spoke with Ramón Espacio, president of CESIDA , the state coordinator for HIV.

First of all… How are you feeling after the end of the High-Level Meeting on HIV?  Is the Political Declaration that came out of it convincing?  Does it include the items sought by civil society?

There are some highs as well as lows to the Declaration; however, this year was ...


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Guest Blog Post by our friends at  Salud por Derecho *

Earlier this month the High Level Meeting on HIV / AIDS took place in New York, United States, in which the Member States of the United Nations adopted (not without controversy) a  new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS  that, According to UNAIDS, it is ambitious and achievable, aiming to end inequalities and be in a position to end AIDS by 2030.

To find out what happened there and analyze the situation of the pandemic globally, Sauld por Derecho spoke with Florence Riako Anam, program manager at the Global Network of people living with HIV (GNP+) based in Kenya. 

First of all… what are your feelings  after the conclusion of the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS? Was the resulting political declaration forceful? Have the points demanded by civil society been included?

I, and many o...


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Aaron speaking at a Global Fund Board Meeting.

Hello! My name is Aaron Sunday and I am a 27 year old public health specialist, global influential civic leader, public speaker, AVAC 2021 Falobi award-winning advocate, and researcher. 

As a young person living with HIV and a survivor of TB in Kaduna State, Nigeria, the Global Fund has had a profound effect on many different aspects of my life.  As someone who has survived TB, I am grateful to the Global Fund because without it, I think I would have joined one of the many people that would have been counted as those that have died from TB.

Also, thanks to the Global Fund, I have continued access to lifesaving ART, as well as a range of health services through facilities that they support. In my professional life, the Global Fund provided Technical Assistance funding to my o...


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Guest Blog Post from Action against AIDS

Our friends at Action against AIDS co-hosted a virtual conference, “Is HIV Work Human Rights Work,” in late 2020.  At the conference discussion focused on Eastern Europe and Central Asia where participants argued the regions need a fundamental change of course in their HIV policies to bring the still expanding epidemic under control. Experts from the region discussed paths to effective prevention measures and care.

The number of HIV infections has been rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for years – against the global trend. The reason lies in a disastrous mixture of stigmatization and persecution of the most affected groups, as well as in the growing weakening of civil society organizations, which always play a key role in measures against HIV. The coronavirus pandemic is now exacerbating the situation even more.

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Source:  The Lancet

“COVID-19 has the potential to cause substantial disruptions to health services, due to cases overburdening the health system or response measures limiting usual programmatic activities. We aimed to quantify the extent to which disruptions to services for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in low-income and middle-income countries with high burdens of these diseases could lead to additional loss of life over the next 5 years.”


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Publisher:  StopAIDS , CSSN, PITCH, AIDSFONDS, Frontline AIDS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)

 

A civil society discussion paper on key trends and principles for evolution.

“The aim of this paper is to serve as a catalyst for discussion within civil society on how, drawing on lessons from the global HIV response, the global health architecture of the Universal  Health Coverage (UHC) era should evolve and how it should be governed so that it best addresses the interests of end-users. The paper celebrates the growing momentum of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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. “

 

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