Strengthening Civil Society Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation
Huffington Post: Building a Stronger Civil Society to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation
Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS
“…The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced that it will make a $10 million contribution to the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF) over the next three years to support and build the capacity of global and regional civil society networks as strong partners in the delivery of HIV services and champions of human rights. … As co-chairs of the RCNF Replenishment, UNAIDS and PEPFAR will help ensure access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services through the partnership of the networks with local organizations to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and Fast Track strategy. … [W]e must strengthen our commitment to inclusiveness and building a stronger civil society … to accomplish our collective goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation” (9/29).