Governments around the world have committed to try to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. In other words, to guarantee that all individuals and communities have access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship.
At GNP+, we believe the right to health must be at the heart of all conversations around UHC.
We are advocating to make sure there is a focus on HIV-related services and that community-led systems and solutions are protected and scaled up. In particular, we continue to demand that antiretroviral treatment should be included in any essential services package.
Discussions around UHC provide an opportunity to encourage governments to increase the resources they dedicate to health care but this is not a reason for donors to end their commitment to funding health and the HIV response. Our UHC advocacy is shaping the global debate, engaging with donors including the Global Fund and ensuring that the HIV movement contributes to the UHC conversation.
For our work building the capacity of networks of people living with HIV to engage in UHC advocacy see our page on Positive Universe.