The 2019 NGO Report builds on the foundations laid thus far for UHC while looking ahead to its next phase, when the Political Declaration will be operationalized. During that phase, countries will contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 3.32 and several other targets by accelerating the development and implementation of UHC plans, packages, and partnerships. To support this, the NGO Delegation report goes beyond civil society’s previous advocacy messages (“what we need from UHC”) to a more forthright approach (“what we bring to UHC”).
The report focuses in particular on the contributions of organizations and networks led by people living with HIV and other key populations, women and young people, which have played a unique and essential role in responses to HIV and whose work can now be replicated, adapted and scaled-up in the context of UHC and other areas of health.
The 45th Meeting of the PCB is one of the first major international gatherings to take place since the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. This report seeks to maximize this opportunity and the leadership role of the Joint Programme and Member States by:
- Increasing understanding and illustrating good practices and lessons learned about the significant contributions that communities, organizations, and networks of people living with HIV and other key populations, women and young people can make to UHC, based on their experiences of responding to HIV;
- And reconfirming existing PCB decision points and recommending new ones, so the Joint Programme can support those contributions within the operationalization of the Political Declaration and the fulfilment of a truly universal UHC.