The 2016-2021 strategy was approved at the 37th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board. It is a key document for the global response to end HIV. Corresponsales Clave spoke to one of the civil society representatives to get her reaction to the meeting.
On October 20th, PAHO and ECLAC representatives expressed their concern about the potential impact of the TPP trade agreement signed at the start of the month; in doing so they joined with civil society concerns that the agreement will lead to greater barriers to access to medicines.
In the coming days, the Argentine Ministry of Health will begin delivery of the first sofosbuvir-based courses of treatment for viral hepatitis. This will enable prompt treatment of people affected by hepatitis or co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C. In this interview, a renowned Argentine activist explains the process and its results.
Through a short survey, the civil society in Latin America gave some recommendations for the development of the Global Fund Strategy. Here is a summary of the results.
After a year of negotiations the Peruvian Ministry of Health saw the price reduction of atazanavir by 35 percent as an achievement. For civil society organisations however, committed to continuing efforts to achieve the issuing of a compulsory license, it is the abdication of health from trade.
Defender of Trans rights and member of the Alejandría Collective, Francela Méndez Rodríguez, was murdered last week in El Salvador. Various organisations, activists and international bodies have condemned this crime and are calling for an investigation into this homicide.
To celebrate International Sex Workers Day in Panama City, a group of sex workers staged "The Voice of Orchids", a play that recounts the daily stories of sex workers.
At the 33rd meeting of the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria the Technical Review Panel (TRP) submitted its report with an analysis of the concept notes and regional proposals. The role of this mechanism has been widely criticised lately and is being scrutinised by the Fund.
Today the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria opened its 33rd meeting in Geneva. The meeting will be an opportunity to start the process to develop a new strategy.
The Bolivian Ministry of Health disclosed during a press conference the HIV status of a Bolivian citizen, incurring in a violation of local legislation and international recommendations.