Bruce Tushabe reports below on how he mobilized Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to successfully lobby for greater engagement with the Global Fund. These efforts led to a 10 fold increase in funds for CSOs to scale up the community led HIV response in Malawi. Bruce works for Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally […]
Throughout September 2015, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) facilitated a joint regional internship exchange program funded by Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund. The purpose of the program was to increase knowledge and build capacity around intellectual property and treatment financing within both ARASA and […]
Julia Dragunova, from ITPCru, shares a report on the civil society response to the heapatitis C virus (HCV) The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ITPCru), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, and the Alliance Center of HIV, Hepatitis C and Drug Use, present the second updated edition of the Report […]
Julia Dragunova reports on an initiative developed by ITPC in Russia that is now catching on throughout the region – helping communities and countries to prepare for when the global fund withdraws their support for HIV treatment. We in ITPCru wish to share news about one of the most successful activist-led initiatives, which is now […]
Christine Stegling, Executive Director of International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, explains the importance of strengthening global health systems for all so that no one is left behind. In her interview for the Open Society Foundation – New Executives Fund, Christine explains it is time re-politicize the AIDS debate. Christine was one of the first beneficiaries of Open Society […]
In a letter to Amnesty International, Christine Stegling shows ITPC’s support for a draft policy to decriminalize sex work. Dear Salil Shetty Re: Support for your draft policy statement on the decriminalization of sex work I am writing to you in my capacity as the Executive Director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), a […]
Carlo Oliveras, Advocacy Coordinator of ITPC Latin America and Caribbean, talks about the challenges facing youth activists. This post is from ITPC’s recently published Annual Report 2014. As young people, we have come a long way and successfully achieved inclusion in HIV spaces. We have sat on panels, we have sat in some decision-making spaces, we have […]
Carlo’s life changed when he was 16 and travelled from Puerto Rico with a group of young missionaries from their school, to teach English to peers in Guatemala. The trip exposed Carlo Andre Oliveras Rodriguez to another side of the world.
Presenting the 2014 Annual Report, Christine Stegling reflects on an eventful and successful year I am proud to present our 2014 annual report which highlights some of our exciting initiatives with communities to expand access to HIV treatment. In this year’s annual report you will get a glimpse of how we supported grassroots organizing, conducted […]
Rose Kaberia reports back from a Global Fund Partnership forum in Africa Representing ITPC-EA, I attended the Global Fund Partnership forum that took place last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We were one of the stakeholders who participated alongside other like-minded communities/networks of PLHIV from Africa, and Government representatives from the region. In preparation for […]
On Human Rights Day, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is proud to announce that our Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit is now available in English, French, Spanish and Russian. The ACT Toolkit facilitates community activists to become effective advocates for HIV treatment access. It includes a special focus on supporting key populations and ensuring everyone’s right to health is respected.
And this is exactly what ITPC has been advocating for at global level for so many years: for treatment programmes to work in the long run, you need to support community-initiated and -run treatment education projects…