The World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Fund, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other initiatives shape health policy and improve access to HIV treatment throughout the world.

Global health initiatives: latest news

Global health initiatives features

Global health initiatives news from aidsmap

More news

Global health initiatives news selected from other sources

  • UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time

    The pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress in accessing treatment is decreasing, putting UN targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 in doubt.

    21 July 2019 | The Guardian
  • Kaiser/UNAIDS analysis finds donor governments spent US$8 billion for HIV in 2018, similar to a decade ago

    Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries totaled US$8 billion in 2018, little changed from the US$8.1 billion total in 2017 and from the levels of a decade ago, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

    17 July 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • UNAIDS calls for greater urgency as global gains slow and countries show mixed results towards 2020 HIV targets

    The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to a new report released today by UNAIDS. 

    17 July 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • Meet the UNAIDS leadership contenders

    Opinions vary on who should take the top job from a diverse shortlist that includes former politicians, medical scientists, and an NGO leader.

    11 July 2019 | Devex
  • Who should lead UNAIDS?

    Richard Horton: Who is best qualified to lead an organisation—UNAIDS— that has not only suffered severe reputational loss, but also faces threats to its continuing existence?

    07 July 2019 | The Lancet
  • WHO’s “Treat All” Policy Had Immediate Effect on Global HIV Treatment Rates

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation in 2015 that all nations provide HIV treatment regardless of an individual’s CD4 count had a rapid and stark effect on increasing rates of rapid access to antiretrovirals (ARVs) in various developing nations.

    04 July 2019 | POZ
  • UK pledges £1.4B to Global Fund, boosting advocates' spirits

    The United Kingdom pledged £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday, with advocates hoping the commitment will encourage other donors to give generously as the fund chases a $14 billion replenishment to support its work over the next three years.

    01 July 2019 | Devex
  • Who should be the new head of UNAIDS?

    We have asked various experts and members of the AIDS community from around the world about their views on the five candidates. We have by no means conducted a scientific survey, but we have at least some sense of sentiment in the AIDS community.

    01 July 2019 | Spotlight
  • Five candidates in the running to head UNAIDS after Sidibé

    A shortlist of five candidates—including four people from Africa—are in the race to become Executive Director of the UN agency. Behind the scenes, lobbying is expected to intensify, including from the global AIDS community, donor countries, and countries with a high prevalence of people living with HIV, senior UN officials and ambassadors told The Lancet.

    01 July 2019 | The Lancet (free registration required)
  • Theresa May urges other countries to step forward as she unveils £1.4bn in fight against killer diseases

    Prime minister Theresa May has urged international leaders at the G20 summit in Japan to follow the UK's lead and commit to fighting the world’s three biggest infectious disease killers, as she unveiled a £1.4 billion funding pledge. In one of her final acts as prime minister Mrs May announced the UK would give £467 million a year over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

    01 July 2019 | Telegraph
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.