Ensuring a sustainable HIV response in Middle Income Countries; building partnerships for responsible transitions.
13:15 – 14:30
Venue: UN Conference Room 7
Middle income countries (MICs) are now home to more than 75 percent of the world’s poor and 58 percent of all people living with HIV. By 2020, it is expected that 70 percent of people living with HIV will be in middle-income countries. At the same time, international donors are withdrawing their resources from MICs, assuming domestic resources will fill the gap. Evidence and case studies have shown that donor transitions from the HIV responses in MICs have not been successful, especially when it comes to prevention, care and human rights programs for key populations that often face willful neglect by their own governments.
There is still a role for official development assistance in MICs to support catalytic interventions targeting key populations and human rights interventions to prevent increases in the number of new HIV infections and sustain progress. For the longer term, this should include responsible transition plans and principles to help avoid gaps in the HIV response and ensure HIV service delivery for the poorest and most marginalized wherever they are. This side event will be a key opportunity to discuss, challenges, lessons learnt and opportunities for sustainable transition in MICs to ensure an effective HIV response and leave no one behind.
The event has been organized by: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Namibia. It is organised by STOP AIDS NOW!-Aids Fonds, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, STOPAIDS UK, Open Society Foundations and Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund.
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