Eradication of HIV, TB, Malaria by 2030 Integrating COVID-19 Prevention, Strategic Public Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Livelihood and Housing Stability Strategies

Our Eradication of HIV, TB, Malaria by 2030 Integrating COVID-19 Prevention, Strategic Public Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Livelihood and Housing Stability Strategies

 

We are known for evidence-based, science-guided and human rights advocacy activities. We hope to cascade our work into the International AIDS Society goals, a body coordinating all HIV prevention and control world-wide.

 

Recall that the IAS 2016-2020 strategy impacts focused on results: Promote Science; Support Action; and Empower People.

 

Within each impact area, the strategy outlines 10-year outcomes for the global HIV response that are required to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

 

The IAS has developed its 2021-2025 Organizational Strategy with the goal of achieving a resilient, science-based, adequately funded HIV response that respects human rights and responds to the varied needs of people living with and affected by HIV.

 

It is believed that enablers for the achievement of these outcomes include advancing and protecting human rights, enacting and/or reforming non-discriminatory laws, and basing action on scientific evidence. The IAS 2021-2025 strategy sets out five-year outcomes, which are the specific responsibility of the IAS, and guiding principles that underline their achievement.

 

These principles centre on: strengthening collaborative research, policy making and practice; applying environmentally and socially responsible policies and practices across all IAS structures and activities; and continuing to treat HIV as a global priority as the IAS responds nimbly to emerging global health threats across all of its activity areas.

 

A Cascade into the IAS, five-year outcomes:

 

• Global research investment addresses key knowledge gaps based on updated research agendas to advance the most critical scientific issues, including biomedical HIV prevention, such as vaccines and long-acting technologies.

 

• Innovative methodological approaches are shared and utilized. This includes ethical engagement of stakeholders and meaningful community participation.

 

• The evidence base is strengthened through good-practice model analysis in priority areas, such as stigma reduction and a person-centered approach to living with HIV.

 

Get in the habit of reading about the plans taking us into the end of diseases.

 

 

The long-range picture delves further into eradication of HIV, TB, Malaria by 2030 Integrating COVID-19 Prevention, Strategic Public Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Livelihood and Housing Stability Strategies.

 

We are a collaborative of Eastern African Civil Societies uniquely positioned to support refugees, LGBTIQQ and people living with or vulnerable to HIV. We do this through a comprehensive approach that includes organizing, empowering and funding community-led initiatives, providing nuanced tailored capacity building and technical assistance, and advocating for effective prevention and treatment policies. We are doing this pro-actively and it is also timed to take place through strategic or rolled plans with quality life goals.

 

We rely on the support of many constituencies and those we serve. We call them Champions of Support, a peer-to-peer forward-leaning prevention that embraces the power of strategic development, traditional altruism, philanthropy, committed individuals and their networks.

 

The Champion of Support, you can decide which initiative you want to fundraise for and then share your passion with your circle of friends, family and co-workers.

 

Refugee Self-Determination and AIDS

 

According to the UNHCR, an estimated 30 – 34 million (38-43%) of the 79.5 million forcibly displaced persons are children below 18 years of age (end-2019). Developing countries host 86 per cent of the world's refugees and Venezuelans displaced abroad. The Low-Income-Countries provide asylum to 28 per cent of the total. A refugee is a person who, owing to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country. The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants updates this commitment, including a section ‘affirming that signatories will fully protect the human rights of all refugees and migrants, regardless of status; all are rights holders.’ (UN General Assembly,2016). According to a UNAIDS report, conflict, persecution and violence affect millions of people worldwide, forcing them to uproot their lives. Refugees flee their country of origin across national borders, often to a next-door country. There is a need to address the spread and effect of HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19 on refugees and their host communities. Approximately 30% of refugees are in sub-Saharan Africa, 29% in Central and South-West Asia, North Africa and the Middle East and 23% in Europe. While demographic profiles differ, refugees, women and children are disproportionately affected. Refugees have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses and die at higher rates of HIV due to other co-morbidities and the stress around local host community integration needs. Funds will support initiatives led by communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic to provide referral, prevention, treatment, care and support programs, and policy, advocacy and movement building.

 

LGBIQQ Refugees and Allies

 

Women who have sex with women or men who have sex with men are highly impacted by HIV due to other co-morbidities, issues of identities such as straight allies with children and the stress around local host community integration needs. Funds will give community CBO leaders tools to create systems of support and to break down barriers, such as stigma, lack of services, knowledge development and insufficient awareness of PrEP, U=U and other prevention opportunities to advance quality health and well-being.

 

Transgender Communities

 

Transgender and gender-nonconforming refugees — in particular, trans females — are disproportionately affected by intersecting epidemics from HIV to homelessness and physical violence. Transphobia, stigma and systemic discrimination heighten this vulnerability. Funds will help community-led groups raise up and connect trans leaders to address these challenges and improve health outcomes.

 

Health Care Access Expansion

 

AIDS diagnoses are attributed to sex-change therapy, lack of protective prophylactics and lack of safer sex practices. Refugees living with HIV rely for care on local host and CBO Prevention initiatives. However, when most beneficiaries are outed they are denied services. Funds will help promote care expansion to support initiatives that provide beneficiaries with primary medical care, essential support services and medications.

 

 

Livelihood, Response, Relief, Recovery & Resilience Fund

 

This fund will meet the immediate and emergent needs of refugees living with and vulnerable to HIV due to natural disasters and health emergencies. Since 2014 we have been able to rapidly provide more than $50,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping community-based organizations (CBOs) provide access to HIV care, housing, food, local host integration interventions and other essentials.

 

Livelihood and Harm Reduction Interventions

 

Allies are part of our support mechanisms. They have contributed to the care support for persons with HIV diagnoses. Between 2012-2021, 5 LGBTIQQ refugees have passed away due to AIDS. Funds will help reduce the health, psychosocial and socioeconomic disparities experienced by refugees living with AIDS by supporting evidence-informed approaches to prevent the transmission of HIV, increase prevention practices and reversal efforts, and connect beneficiaries to comprehensive prevention, treatment and support services.

 

Strategic Plan 2021-2030

Serial Number

Objective

Activity

Outcome

1.

Secretariat Administrative Work

Maintain a Focal Point Secretariat

Provide facilitation to execute activities and provide accountability

2.

Staff Remuneration

Provide remuneration to staff

Provide facilitation to execute activities and provide accountability

3.

CBO Offices

Maintain CBO offices

Provide facilitation to execute activities and provide accountability

4.

CBO Staff Remuneration

Provide remuneration to staff

Provide facilitation to execute activities and provide accountability

5.

Programme-driven Interventions

Formulate knowledge sharing tools, education and skills for self-improvement

The outcomes are goal oriented and should improve health, income and safety

6.

Refugee Self-Determination and AIDS

 

Ensure activities that stop transmission of diseases as well as promote quality life for refugees

Opportunities should improve health, income and safety

7.

LGBIQQ Refugees and Allies

 

Ensure that all beneficiaries realize their unique strengths, vulnerabilities and explore self-care/self-worth goals

Opportunities should improve health, income and safety

8.

Transgender Communities

 

Ensure Transgender Persons are provided opportunities and skills for self-development

Opportunities should improve health, income and safety

9.

Health Care Access Expansion

 

Ensure that healthcare services reach refugees and allies

Health seeking practices should not drastically impact income

10.

Livelihood, Response, Relief, Recovery & Resilience Fund

 

Ensure that refugees and allies have access to life improving services

Adversity should not drastically impact income, housing and health

11.

Livelihood and Harm Reduction Interventions

 

 

Ensure that refugees and allies have access to life improving services

Ensure productivity and ability to contribute to self and local host community development to reduce stigma and discrimination

 




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