A letter from the Global AIDS Policy Partnership to US Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby, addresses some of the ideas raised by Secretary Clinton on how to achieve an AIDS-free generation at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington DC.
PSI joins 26 organizations in signing the recommendations made in the letter. The overall goal is to forge stronger partnerships that are streamlined towards acheiving an AIDS-free generation. We believe “ [t]he Blueprint should be designed to leverage greater global leadership and guide U.S. interaction with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other multilateral and international stakeholders.”
The recommendations include:
1) The Blueprint should be specific in its recommendations, emphasizing the overarching goal that the end of the AIDS epidemic is within reach and outlining how to achieve this goal.
2) Acceleration of core interventions is imperative and should be at the center of the Blueprint.
3) The U.S. global HIV/AIDS response should invest in and evolve with emerging evidence and innovation.
4) Clear targets should be established to gauge progress and to provide governmental accountability to taxpayers, beneficiaries, and global partners
5) Programs must be both people-drive and population-focused.
We conclude the letter by telling Ambassador Goosby, “The Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation has the potential to make the end of AIDS not just possible, but inevitable. We applaud your efforts and look forward to learning more about the Blueprint at the next OGAC stakeholder meeting in October.”
Read the full letter here.