Agenda item 8 Best Practices on effective funding of community HIV responses.
Delivered by Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, Positive Young Women Voices
Thank you Madam Chair.
My name is Lucy Wanjiku Njenga from Kenya, the Team Leader with Positive Young Women Voices, a community-based organization in Nairobi working with adolescent girls and young women living with and affected by HIV. It is an honor to be the incoming African Delegate as a young woman from a CBO. It shows we are being heard and are taking our rightful places in the decision-making tables. It is with this in mind that I address doing more for community organizations’ funding.
Intervention agenda item 8
delivered by Alexander Pastoors, Dutch Association of people living with HIV
Thank you madam chair,
As a white gay man living with HIV in the Netherlands, I am in many ways privileged, especially when it comes to having access to high-quality HIV healthcare. Yet I have an obligation to look beyond my own privilege and look to those people living with HIV that are falling through the cracks in the Netherlands, other countries in Europe and, in fact, in all regions.
Agenda Item 8. Best Practices on Effective Funding of Community-led HIV Responses
Delivered by Aditia Taslim Lim, Asia Pacific NGO Delegate
15 years ago, I was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 18. 15 years ago, my life was saved by a community-led organization.
Agenda Item 7. Update on the access components of the UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy: removing access barriers to health technologies for HIV and its co-infections and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries
Delivered by Alessandra Nilo, Latin America and Caribbean
Thank you Madame Chair and thank you to the Secretariat for this report.
The findings of the report presented by the Secretariat raise serious concerns regarding the capacity of middle-income countries in sustaining their successful treatment programmes.
Agenda 6. Annual progress report on HIV prevention 2020
Delivered by Jules Kim, Scarlet Alliance Australian Sex Workers Association
While we are seeing important rapid and sustained scale ups of HIV treatment, progress on prevention has stalled. There continues to be insufficient investment in prevention and a failure to implement programs, including human rights programs, that have been proven to work to scale or sometimes at all.
Agenda 6: Update on Prevention 2020
Delivered by Sonal Mehta, Asia-Pacific NGO
Thank you Madam Chair.
It is not so difficult for governments sitting around this table and those who are not here in the room to understand that we will not be able to treat our way out of the HIV epidemic. Nor is it difficult to understand that we therefore need increased and emphasised focus on prevention, & primary prevention. Yet that is not happening. We need political will that results also in resources. Donors must put money in basic prevention services in condoms, for peer outreach, for working on structural barriers, for PrEP – basically in ensuring safer sex.
Intervention Agenda Item 5. Way forward to achieving Sustainable AIDS results
Delivered by Andrew Spieldenner, United States People living with HIV Caucus, Observer
Thank you for the opportunity to speak, Madame Chair.