The thematic segment of the upcoming 36th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) on July 2, 2015 will focus on HIV in emergency contexts. The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB is reaching out to civil society partners, friends and colleagues for case studies to be included in the conference room paper, help shape the background document that guides the thematic day, or ultimately be featured as a presentation among select examples of voids, challenges and successful initiatives and programs. The NGO Delegation would like to particularly focus on wider concepts of emergencies that may not necessary meet the definition of ‘large-scale emergencies’, but have profound effects on the HIV response, particularly for key populations, with a broad and diverse range of issues and varying impact.
Some of the themes that will be addressed during this thematic segment are:
- access to HIV prevention, care and treatment;
- protection issues, equity and human rights;
- preparedness and contingency planning;
- community resilience;
- inter-agency coordination;
- effects of emergencies on key populations;
- early recovery and development;
- situations of fragility;
- evidence and strategic information; and,
- innovative funding strategies; urban contexts.
Submission are due on April 24, 2015. Please send submission by email to Samia Lounnas <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Beth Magne Watts <email@example.com>, with copies to Sathya Doraiswamy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Fatiha Terki <Fatiha.email@example.com>, Laurie Bruns <LBruns@mednet.ucla.edu>. Be sure to also include in your email the focal points of the NGO Delegation’s thematic working group Bryan Teixeira <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Alexandra Volgina <email@example.com> to ensure follow-up with UNAIDS Secretariat.