In the Philippines, civil society organizations partnered with UNAIDS country office and the private sector to develop a mechanism to ensure people living with HIV's access to antiretroviral medications during COVID-19 lockdowns
At its 47th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) agreed that the theme for its 48th meeting will be “COVID-19 and HIV: sustaining HIV gains and building back better and fairer HIV responses”. The thematic day will take place on 2 July 2021.
UNAIDS is seeking examples of good practices to inform the thematic segment background note and the discussions during the segment.
1. Scope of submissions
UNAIDS is seeking examples of relevant good practices to inform the thematic segment background note and the discussions during the thematic day of the PCB meeting on 2 July 2021.
Specifically, UNAIDS is seeking examples of policies, programmes, services and other actions in the following areas (but not limited to):
2. Background to the thematic segment:
The thematic segment will provide an opportunity to:
Who can submit?
UNAIDS welcomes submissions from national AIDS programmes; Ministries of Health or other relevant Ministries, civil society organisations, particularly those representing affected communities, academic institutions, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations system organizations and other inter-governmental organization; and other national or local entities implementing joint programmes addressing COVID-19 and HIV.
How will your submission be used?
The submissions will be used to inform the background note to the UNAIDS 48th PCB Thematic Segment. Some submissions may also be selected to be presented during the Thematic Day on 2 July 2021. Finally, all the submissions will be compiled in a document on good practices on COVID-19 and HIV: sustaining HIV gains and building back better and fairer HIV responses which will be posted on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board website.
Submissions are accepted in English and French.
The submissions must be made through the electronic submission form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=m8_hwrbh60SAIUKMKS0-tZrEqMw3YtpApvq6-h1rH-xUMkgzQU9QVkU4TFlEUUcwNEhJUFpIVDdKOC4u by COB Monday, 24 May 2021.
For more information on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, please see https://www.unaids.org/en/whoweare/pcb
For questions on this call for submissions of good practices, please contact Nertila Tavanxhi at [email protected], copying Adriana Hewson at [email protected].
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