Health in the post-2015 Development Framework: How to meet the needs of the most marginalized and excluded

June 27, 2014

STOP AIDS NOW! and its partners have been actively engaged in the global, regional and country-level discussions on the new post-2015 Development Framework, which will replace the current Millennium Development Goals. This new Framework will likely have only one goal on health, instead of separate goals on child mortality, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (MDG 4, 5 and 6).

STOP AIDS NOW! in collaboration with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, has developed a briefing paper, building on our previous post-2015 position which focused on HIV in the new framework. The first section of this briefing puts forward a proposal for a post-2015 health goal with targets relating to universal health coverage, health outcomes and human rights, including where appropriate HIV-related sub-targets.

Section two provides an analysis of universal health coverage as it concerns the most marginalized and excluded in the context of HIV. This section suggests ways to approach, measure and monitor universal health coverage in order to ensure access for these populations.

Finally, section three goes on to recommend a number of overarching principles which should both be part within the new post-2015 goals and cut across the entire framework.