The Core Working Group, tasked with preparing the thematic session of the 26th PCB Meeting on “Linking SRH Services to HIV Interventions in Practice” was formed in March and is made up of Member States, Cosponsors, PCB NGOs, representatives from the Global Fund and IPPF and the UNAIDS Secretariat. The Core WG worked on the development of the concept note and gave input into the background document which will be shared with the Board of UNAIDS at its 26th Meeting.
The 26th PCB Meeting thematic includes a plenary session with high level speakers and four breakout sessions (two sessions will run consecutively). Each breakout session has been designated to one or two UN Agencies, which along with interested members of the Core WG, will be tasked with the development of the concept notes per session and the selection of the speakers of that particular session. The four breakout sessions are: Empowering young people through comprehensive sexual reproductive education (UNESCO), Sexual and Reproductive Health services for key audiences and how to generate demand for these services (UNFPA), Funding opportunities for integrating SRH and HIV-services (The Global Fund and WHO) and Sexual and Gender based violence (UNAIDS and UNDP).
The PCB NGO Delegates which are participating in the Core WG and in each of the four breakout panels are Maria Antonieta Alcalde, Lydia Mungherera, Ian Mcknight, Amira Herdoiza, Felicita Hikuam and Rathi Ramanathan. The next Core WG Meeting has not yet been determined but is expected in the first week of May.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Maria Antonieta Alcalde, North American Delegate [email protected].
Read the minutes from each of the Core WG Meetings below.