UNAIDS Highlights Collaborative COVID-19, HIV Efforts; Calls For Rights-Based, People-Centered UHC

UNAIDS: Coming together to address the cost of inequality
“…Although the colliding pandemics of HIV and COVID-19 are hitting the poorest and the most vulnerable the hardest, through national resource mobilization the COVID-19 crisis has created an opportunity for partners to mobilize in support of the communities they serve. The collaborative efforts between the government, development partners, including the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, USAID, and UNAIDS, the National Council of People Living with HIV (NACOPHA), and community activists have been key in responding to COVID-19, providing information, services, social protection, and hope to people living with HIV during these unprecedented and trying times…” (12/15).

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls for rights-based and people-centered universal health coverage
“The world is only 10 years away from the deadline for the universal health coverage target of the Sustainable Development Goals. … But that target seems as far away as ever. In 2017, less than half of the world’s people were covered by essential health services, and if current trends continue it is estimated that only 60% of the global population will enjoy universal health coverage by 2030. On Universal Health Coverage Day, UNAIDS is calling for the world to meet its obligation — universal health coverage, based on human rights and with people at the center…” (12/12).

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