Intervention on agenda item 3 – Report on the consultative process to update and extend the UNAIDS 2011-2015 Strategy through the fast track period 2016-2021
Delivered by Angeline Chiwetani
We really appreciate the great work that Michel and his team at the Joint Programme are doing in the HIV response.This comes at an opportune time when the PCB Field visit took place in Zimbabwe and Executive Director visited Zimbabwe as the PCB chair….
The Zimbabwe visit brought reality closer home and with the deliberations that I am making most people in this room will concur with me including Michel, I want to build on the Strong Foundation: UNAIDS 2011-2015 Strategy that saw some key challenges for Fast-Tracking the response in 2016-2021.
Achieving 90 90 90:
- Access to treatment and other health services for all HCT and other diagnostics
- Access to information and services for people with disabilities; (hearing and visual impairments as well as physical disabilities). Worthy of note are the plights of women with disabilities in respect of access to sexual and reproductive health services including HIV prevention, treatment and PMTCT services.
- Creating a conducive environment that is non discriminatory…
- Putting PLHIVat the centre of the it all (G/MIPA)
- Community & Health systems strengthening for demand generation, accountability and sustainability.
Mobilising, Empowering and engaging people living with HIV,
- Supporting and building the capacity of youths, women and girls (not ignoring sex workers) in order for them to occupy the driving seat in our joint efforts towards scaling up combination prevention.
- Meaningfully engaging people living with HIV
- Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services
- Provide specific and critical attention to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for female adolescents in Sub Saharan Africa
- Ensuring sufficient funding for women organisations.
Empowering Women and girls:
- address gender and cultural norms
- ending violence against women and girls
- ensuring women’s participation and gender equality in participation in all decision making bodies at all levels related to the social and physical drivers of the HIV epidemic
- engage men and boys in prevention
- improve male health seeking behaviours (for example a testimony shared by a truck driver at the Victoria Falls Truckers Stop).
Ensuring Human Rights
- HIV, Health and development obligations met or exceeded,(special focus on sex workers and female prison inmates).
- Addressing access to health (not just access to clinics and drugs) as human rights
- Ensuring that policies and laws do not impede access to services especially in terms of legislations bordering on issues related to sexual orientation/gender identity; sex work and drug use.
Once again let me congratulate Joint Programme for the recognition of the meaningful involvement of communities and networks of key populations, as we Fast Track ending AIDS globally.