How We Work

ITPC is an open and flexible coalition. Our eight regional ITPC networks form the backbone of our structure, leading the bulk of our programs and advocacy efforts. However, we are increasingly open to innovative collaborations with partner organizations to respond to always-evolving treatment access issues that vary significantly by country and region.

ITPC’s Global Advisory Board provides the coalition’s overall governance and includes representatives who are living with HIV, who identify with key population groups, who reside in the regions where we work, and who possess a range of relevant skills from governance and resource mobilization to advocacy. Our global staff functions as a coordinating team to provide support and guidance to our regional networks and strategic partner organizations for their advocacy and program implementation. Our global staff also coordinates fundraising and elevates our communications to the global level. The majority of our team works virtually, with several staff located in the Global South.

Programs for community activists

With support of our staff and Board, our regional networks and strategic partner organizations we run the following programs for community activists and advocates. These include:

  • skills and organizational capacity building;
  • a small grants program to support targeted treatment advocacy initiatives;
  • community monitoring of access to treatment issues;
  • community-led research and advocacy (our Missing the Target report series);
  • national and global advocacy; and
  • convening on issues relevant to our movement.

In order to increase access to sustainable treatment of HIV, TB and Hepatitis C through community activism, ITPC:

  1. mobilizes and coordinates our global coalition of community-based treatment activists to advocate for their right to treatment and health
  2. builds knowledge and skills about treatment, advocacy and human rights among coalition members and policy makers
  3. enables community monitoring of health systems and policy implementation