Requests UNAIDS to propose ways forward and options to address the documented decreases in funding especially affecting developing countries and to support Member States’ and civil society’s capability to meet the goals laid out in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the HIV-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015;
Calls upon Member States, with the support of UNAIDS, to remove punitive laws, policies and practices, that block access to HIV services, effective responses to HIV and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, in order to create an enabling environment
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March 9, 2010
A High Level Meeting on AIDS was hosted by DFID on Tuesday 9th March with attendees from East and Southern Africa and beyond, including Ministers, academics, activists, pharmaceutical industry and the donor community. Participants renewed a shared, and urgent, commitment to meet the goal of Universal Access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support – championed by the UK in 2005; they also agreed that AIDS must remain high on the international agenda, as we head towards the MDG summit and G8 and G20 meetings of 2010 – the year the goal set by the G8 falls due.
In February 2010, UNAIDS called for an international effort to renew commitment for countries to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
“Countries are urged to undertake an open and inclusive consultation process—bringing together governments, development partners, civil society organizations, networks of people living with HIV and community groups to review the progress made in reaching country targets for Universal Access.” – Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
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Dramatic reduction in malaria deaths by 2015 possible; on track to meet global TB targets
Geneva – Virtual elimination of mother to child HIV transmission by 2015 is now within reach if current rates of progress by Global Fund-supported programs and other efforts are maintained. Malaria may be eliminated as a public health problem within a decade in most countries where it is endemic. Tuberculosis prevalence in many countries is declining and the international target of halving TB prevalence could be met by 2015.
Supports continued focus on the measurement of UNAIDS achievements at country level as part of efforts to monitor progress against the Declaration of Commitment of the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the 2006 Political Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals;