May 2017 – Apr 2019
UNAIDS - Launch of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition
Multiple countries – Global
To create commitment and action from donors, government and civil society to implement and fund evidence-based HIV prevention programmes.
$849,384 Multi-Year Grant Value
There are worrying upward trends in new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women, who account for two-thirds of all new infections among young people in East and Southern Africa. These trends are similar among key populations, and other priority populations, whose rates of new infections remain the same as in 2010.
The UNAIDS-Lancet Commission on ‘Defeating AIDS – Advancing Global Health’ reported that the provision of large-scale, effective HIV prevention programmes has failed, and called on stakeholders to ‘get serious about HIV prevention.’ It called for a new worldwide initiative for prevention, a set of ambitious targets, with a global management and tracking mechanism, and political commitment at global and national level.
CIFF is supporting UNAIDS to launch the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and convene policymakers, donors and communities to re-define and re-energize the HIV prevention agenda. UNAIDS is developing a global scorecard that will track how well countries are implementing key prevention activities.
The Global HIV Prevention Coalition was officially launched in October 2017 at a convening of global policymakers, donors, ministry of health officials and civil society focused on developing a HIV prevention roadmap.
As of October 2018, the Coalition has:
- Helped ministries of health in 17 countries launch National Prevention Coalitions inclusive of civil society and people affected with HIV
- These coalitions have assessed the state of the HIV prevention programmes, publishing the first-ever country scorecards on prevention
- 21 countries now have quantitative HIV prevention targets, which are being integrated into national HIV/AIDS plans
The Global Prevention Coalition is also building momentum for re-invigorating condoms programmes, allocating resources to key populations, and adding new countries to the global movement.
Read more on the impact here.