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 2014 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 people most affected. 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, migrants, displaced people and prisoners. In generalised epidemics where women and girls are disproportionately affected, we also direct our attention here.
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.
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 or people who use drugs. This needs to change.
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.
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 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.