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Positive Gains: UK Consortium’s new policy brief

5
OCT
2012

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This paper identifies the HIV response as one of the most successful and innovative of recent global movements, with the potential to champion a more integrated and collaborative response to global public health issues.

The Alliance was one of the Consortium members to significantly input into the brief (see acknowledgements page 15), which draws on case studies from across the membership. It explores the ways in which the HIV response has reverberated across health systems, playing a key role in improving access to health services and medicines, highlighting and addressing the shortcomings of national and local health systems, improving quality of care and helping to decrease stigma of marginalised populations.

It also considers the role of communities as ‘critical enablers’ in the HIV response and the potential this has given civil society to push for greater accountability and transparency from government agencies. Finally, the paper considers the evidence for treatment as prevention, and makes a set of recommendations for reaching specific HIV-related goals as well as broader public health goals.

Mike Podmore, Alliance Policy Manager, said:  “This is particularly useful for a better understanding of how the HIV sector has innovated synergies with broader health and development.  It helps us make the case to the UK and others about the huge impact and value for money of continuing to fund HIV”.

The paper can be downloaded here: Positive Gains