Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention through Video Conference.
A brief note on the conference
Hosted by UNAIDS and UNFPA on behalf of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC), the conference this year holds significance in achieving the 2016 UNGA commitment to end AIDS by 2030. Member States of GPC had agreed to reduce new adult HIV infections by 75% at the end of 2020 from 2010 levels.
About Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention
- In 2017, a global coalition of United Nations Member States, donors, civil society organizations and implementers was established to support global efforts to accelerate HIV prevention.
- Membership of GPC includes the 25 highest HIV burden countries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors, and civil society and private sector organizations.
- The goal of GPC is to strengthen and sustain political commitment for primary prevention by setting a common agenda among key policy-makers, funders and programme implementers.
- It seeks to ensure accountability for delivering prevention services at scale in order to achieve the targets of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, including a 75% reduction in HIV infections towards fewer than 500 000 infections by 2020, and to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
- It aspires to maintain a global accountability process with score cards, reflecting progress against national targets, to track yearly progress.
- It is establishing a coordinated and responsive modality for providing technical support to needs assessments, target-setting, planning, implementation, programme reviews and technical and policy guidance through an interagency draw-down mechanism.
India’s HIV prevention model
- India’s unique HIV prevention model which is centered around the concept of ‘Social Contracting’ through which the Targeted Interventions (TI) programme is implemented
- With support from Non-Government Organizations, the programme is aimed at providing outreach, service delivery, counselling & testing and ensuring linkages to HIV care