Our Strategy

Our 2013-2020 strategy sets out measurable goals to be achieved, and shapes the direction of the Alliance to bring about a world without AIDS.

At the heart of HIV, health and rights: sustaining community action is the ambition to bring about healthy people, stronger health and community systems, and inclusive and engaged societies.

To achieve this we are focusing on the following 4 responses, and you can read the reflections of Alvaro Bermejo, our Executive Director, on 2013 and find our financial summary here.

Result 1: Healthy people

Response 1: Increase access to HIV and health programmes

To impact on the epidemics, HIV and health programmes must target those most in need. Our focus is to support people most affected by HIV and AIDS. That includes people living with HIV, their partners and families, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs, people who sell or buy sex, children affected by HIV and AIDS, migrants, displaced people and prisoners. In generalised epidemics where women and girls are disproportionately affected, this will be where we will also direct our attention here.

Healthy people

Result 2: Stronger health and community systems 

Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems

Strong communities are essential to stopping HIV transmission, providing HIV treatment and care, safeguarding health, and protecting the rights of people with HIV. We aim to complement the work of national governments that are ultimately responsible for meeting the health needs and upholding the human rights of their citizens. Sustained responses will require, in most countries, significant changes in the civil society landscape and in the way government and civil society organisations work together.

Stronger communities

Result 3: Inclusive and engaged societies 

Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health and human rights

Much HIV funding continues to be misdirected to generalised HIV programming and HIV prevention activities for low- risk populations and many people in need are still not getting life- saving treatment. 

People most affected by HIV are frequently discriminated against and criminalised. We are gravely concerned by the increase in government actions to enforce existing or draft new punitive laws, such as those criminalising sexual minorities. This needs to change.

Protect human rights

Making it happen

Response 4: Build a stronger Alliance

To achieve the results that our strategy dictates we must be a strong, sustainable Alliance. To deliver the strategy we will work in new ways, including diversifying income, build partnerships with public and private sectors and intensify our quality programming and policy and advocacy work.

Making it happen

Achieving long term goals

Our ‘theory of change’ i.e our chosen methodology to ensure the steps we take will result in long term goals, clearly sets out the difference we want to see in the world -  which is healthy people and empowered communities. It describes how we go about effecting this change and the assumptions and evidence behind our chosen strategies.

This theory of change is designed to help us better describe what we do, develop our HIV programming and advocacy, and prove the value of our efforts.