Launching the new strategy this week, Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance said: "After 20 years of collective action, we have accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise across four continents. Guided by a new vision, this new strategy will unite our efforts to bring about a world in which communities have broughtt about an end to HIV transmission, and secured their health and human rights."
In the foreword of the new strategy he states:
The good news is that we find ourselves on the threshold of one of the greatest opportunities of our times - the potential to end AIDS. With scientific advances and robust evidence of what works, that goal is no longer a distant dream but a realistic objective. The Alliance is committed to harnessing these opportunities and leveraging the political and financial support required to support the implementation of this strategy.
But we do not underestimate the challenges ahead of us. Millions of people are still not getting the life-saving treatment they need. Key populations remain stigmatised, discriminated against and criminalised. Civil society support is ever more fragmented. All of this must be addressed if we are to achieve a sustainable response.
You can download the strategy document here. French and Spanish versions will be available from 1 February 2013.
This strategy sets ambitious goals for the whole Alliance.