WHO seeking input into development of 2016-2021 Global Health Sector Strategies HIV/AIDS viral hepatitus and STIs

April 3, 2015

As the world looks to 2030, and prepares to meet the challenges of an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization is developing three global health sector strategies to cover HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STIs.

The strategies will cover 2016-2021 and will be finalized for consideration by the 69th World Health Assembly in 2016. We are now seeking input into the strategies.

From this page you can access an online survey for each of the proposed strategies as well as useful background documents including early draft outlines of the three strategies. The deadline for responses is 30 April 2015. Survey results will be compiled into a report to be published in June 2015. Your responses may be posted on the WHO website as part of this process unless you indicate at the end of the survey that you prefer to remain anonymous. Responses from individuals, organizations and/or consolidated responses are welcome.

Background

The Global health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015, endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2011 (resolution WHA64.14), will end in 2015. Strategy progress was discussed at WHA67 in May 2014. During these discussions several Member States requested the WHO Secretariat start a process to develop a post-2015 HIV strategy.

In 2006, the WHA approved the Global strategy for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: 2006-2015 (resolution WHA59.19). The final progress report on implementation of the strategy will be presented to the WHA in 2015.

Since 2012 WHO’s Global Hepatitis Programme has been guided by the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infection: Framework for Global Action. A resolution on hepatitis (WHA67.6) was adopted by the WHA in May 2014, calling for an intensified and expanded global hepatitis response and for the WHO Secretariat to examine the feasibility of elimination of hepatitis B and C.

Structure and approach

We propose that the three strategies are organized around a similar structure to include the following sections:

  • Context and Rationale: Making the Case for Action
  • Vision, goals and targets in conjunction with the United Nations sustainable development goals and disease-specific targets
  • Four strategic directions: Essential Quality Services and Interventions; Achieving Impact and Equity: Populations and Locations; Innovation for Acceleration; Finance for Sustainability
  • Securing an Enabling Environment
  • Strategy Implementation