New joint report by UNAIDS and Stop AIDS Alliance documents critical role of communities in AIDS response
August 13, 2015
Today, Stop AIDS Alliance in collaboration with UNAIDS has published the report "Community Deliver – The critical role of communities in reaching global targets to end the AIDS epidemic".
This comprehensive joint report draws on multiple sources that document the many ways in which communities are advancing the response to AIDS, and the evidence for the effectiveness of these responses. To reach the Fast-Track targets to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, community responses to HIV need to be integrated in national AIDS plans and scaled up and resourced at levels much higher than before.
David Ruiz, senior policy officer at Stop AIDS Alliance: “We hope and recommend that this report will be used to:
- support the better inclusion of community responses in national planning and funding, including Concept Notes to the New Funding Model of the Global Fund;
- make the investment case that community responses to HIV must be well-resourced and understood as being core to domestic and international funding;
- make the case that transformative community responses are needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.”
Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Working alongside public health and other systems, community responses are critical to the success and sustainability of the global response to HIV.
The report is available for download. Please feel free to disseminate the report within your networks.
Stop AIDS Alliance is a joint initiative of STOP AIDS NOW! and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.