Delegación de las ONG’s a la Junta Coordinadora del Programa (JCP) de ONUSIDA Convocatoria de estudios de caso

El Informe de la delegación de ONG PCB para 2019 abordará el tema clave, "Si es para ser verdaderamente universal: por qué la cobertura sanitaria universal no tendrá éxito sin poblaciones clave y vulnerables". Ahora estamos solicitando estudios de casos que muestran respuestas exitosas al VIH que pueden adaptarse y ampliarse para los planes, paquetes y programas de país para la Cobertura Universal de Salud. La fecha límite para la presentación es el 23 de agosto de 2019. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para más detalles.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB is looking for an evaluation expert to represent civil society in the UNAIDS EVALUATION EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Background

The PCB will be establishing an independent evaluation expert advisory committee which will be reporting directly to the PCB. This committee shall consist of a total of 7 experts in the field of evaluation. One of these experts will be nominated by the NGO delegation, five will be nominated by Member States and one will be nominated by the Co-sponsors.

The aim of the Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee will be to advise the Director of Evaluation and the Executive Director on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy and the development and implementation of UNAIDS evaluation plan to enhance the use of evaluations, organizational learning and alignment with UNAIDS Strategy, the Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework as well as United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the joint programme on HIV/AIDS.

The required qualifications, scope of work and expected time commitment are described in the terms of reference attached. Members of the Committee (who are not UN staff) shall be paid an honorarium (lump sum) as well as the cost of their travel and per diem for face-to-face meetings.


If you think you meet the qualifications for this position, please send a letter indicating your interest and motivation for applying and your resume to [email protected], cc [email protected]. Deadline of submission is August 27, 2019, COB Geneva.


You may view the Terms of Reference for the position here.

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​An Urgent Call to Ensure Human Rights, Social Protection, and Access to Treatment for People Living with HIV in Venezuela

Statement by the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB)



(Photo courtesy of ACCSI Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA, Caracas, Venezuela)


Over the past several months, the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has escalated. The people of Venezuela are experiencing extreme lack of basic goods and services, including food, potable water, housing, electricity, security, and most importantly, access to healthcare and life-saving medications, including ARV. The poverty level has risen to approximately 90% in 2019, which is a 42% increase since 2014.

More than 120,000 men, women and children live with HIV in Venezuela. From 2010 to 2016, new HIV infections jumped 24 percent. Pregnant women living with HIV are discriminated against, and during delivery, they are ill-treated by health care institutions. Children are born with HIV daily. These 120,000 people are now unnecessarily vulnerable to poor health outcomes due to lack of access to HIV treatment, other basic health commodities, and even food, with many dying of hunger and malnutrition.

In the past, Venezuela always provided treatment free of charge to those living with HIV. However, the collapse of the health care system, including the exodus of medical professionals, has aggravated the vulnerabilities of people most in need of health services. In addition to this, outbreaks of communicable diseases such tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, and even measles, have occurred in the last two years.

Various efforts have been done by PLHIV support organizations inside and outside of Venezuela to facilitate emergency support for those in need of treatment. However, the situation remains volatile and uncertain, especially with PLHIV support organizations not having full access to available resources. They are also being monitored and subjected to intimidation, which hinders their ability to deliver services to those in need.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) asserts that health, including HIV treatment, is a human right that should never be denied to those in need. Access to treatment, food, housing, water, electricity, and health facilities should not be used as political weapons to suppress and stifle dissent.

We urge community and civil society organizations working on HIV and AIDS to join us in pressuring our own governments to call Venezuelan authorities to task and provide aid to those living with and vulnerable to HIV, including:

  • access to basic goods and services, including housing and security, nutritional support and healthcare;
  • access to primary prevention such as condoms, needles and syringes, PrEP, etc.;
  • access to life-saving medications, including ARVs and treatment for Hepatitis C and TB
  • protection of basic human rights, including the right to life, health and dignity

We call on the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS and Member States to respond at the level of the complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela and in particular, to closely monitor the implementation of the National AIDS Programme.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Venezuela, especially those who are living with HIV. Together, we will remain steadfast in calling out this grave injustice, through our platform as members of the PCB, the global governance body of UNAIDS and beyond.



May 02, 2019

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Declaración en Español

Un llamado urgente para garantizar los derechos humanos, la protección social y el acceso al tratamiento para las personas que viven con VIH en Venezuela

Declaración de la delegación de las ONG’s en la Junta Coordinadora del Programa de ONUSIDA (JCP)

En los últimos meses, la crisis política y humanitaria en Venezuela se ha intensificado. La gente de Venezuela está experimentando una falta extrema de bienes y servicios básicos, incluidos alimentos, agua potable, vivienda, electricidad, seguridad y, lo que es más importante, acceso a atención médica y medicamentos para salvar vidas, incluidos los ARV. El nivel de pobreza aumentó a aproximadamente el 90% en 2019, lo que representa un aumento del 42% desde 2014.

Más de 120,000 hombres, mujeres y niños viven con VIH en Venezuela. De 2010 a 2016, las nuevas infecciones por VIH aumentaron un 24 por ciento. Las mujeres embarazadas que viven con el VIH son discriminadas y, durante el parto, son maltratadas por las instituciones de salud. Los niños nacen con VIH diariamente. Estas 120,000 personas ahora son innecesariamente vulnerables a los malos resultados de salud debido a la falta de acceso al tratamiento contra el VIH, a otros productos básicos de salud e incluso a los alimentos, y muchos mueren de hambre y malnutrición.

En el pasado, Venezuela siempre brindaba tratamiento gratuito a las personas que viven con VIH. Sin embargo, el colapso del sistema de salud, incluido el éxodo de profesionales médicos, ha agravado las vulnerabilidades de las personas que más necesitan servicios de salud. Además de esto, en los últimos dos años se han producido brotes de enfermedades transmisibles como tuberculosis, malaria, dengue e incluso sarampión.

Las organizaciones de apoyo a personas que viven con el VIH / SIDA han realizado diversos esfuerzos dentro y fuera de Venezuela para facilitar el apoyo de emergencia para las personas que necesitan tratamiento. Sin embargo, la situación sigue siendo inestable e incierta, especialmente porque las organizaciones de apoyo a las personas que viven con VIH no tienen acceso total a los recursos disponibles. También están siendo monitoreados y sometidos a intimidación, lo que dificulta su capacidad para prestar servicios a los necesitados.

La delegación de las ONG’s en la Junta Coordinadora del Programa de ONUSIDA (PCB) afirma que la salud, incluido el tratamiento del VIH, es un derecho humano que nunca debe ser negado a quienes lo necesitan. El acceso a tratamientos, alimentos, vivienda, agua, electricidad y servicios de salud no se deben usar como armas políticas para reprimir y reprimir la disidencia.

Instamos a las organizaciones comunitarias y de la sociedad civil que trabajan con el VIH y el SIDA a unirse a nosotros para presionar a nuestros propios gobiernos para que pongan en orden a las autoridades venezolanas y brinden ayuda a las personas que viven con y que son vulnerables al VIH, entre ellas:

  • acceso a bienes y servicios básicos, incluyendo vivienda y seguridad, apoyo nutricional y atención médica;
  • acceso a la prevención primaria, como condones, agujas y jeringas, PrEP, etc.;
  • acceso a medicamentos que salvan vidas, incluidos los ARV y el tratamiento para la hepatitis C y la tuberculosis
  • Protección de los derechos humanos básicos, incluido el derecho a la vida, la salud y la dignidad.

Hacemos un llamado al Programa Conjunto de las Naciones Unidas sobre el VIH / SIDA y a los Estados Miembros para que respondan al nivel de la compleja emergencia humanitaria en Venezuela y, en particular, para que supervisen de cerca la implementación del Programa Nacional de SIDA.

Nos solidarizamos con el pueblo de Venezuela, especialmente con los que viven con el VIH. Juntos, nos mantendremos firmes al manifestar esta grave injusticia, a través de nuestra plataforma como miembros de la JCP, el órgano de gobierno global de ONUSIDA y más allá.



Mayo 02, 2019

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