ITPC and KeNPUD: Working together to protect the health and rights of PUDs in Kenya

In 2013, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), through Bridging the Gaps, supported KeNPUD with a small grant to grow their organization. Mid-way through their ITPC grant, KeNPUD has conducted 15 advocacy actions, conseled 85 people, and held HIV education workshops for over 200 people. They continue to do health outreach to mobilize people to […]

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New report: Global Action with Local Impact: Why Advocacy Matters

News summary The report, “ Global Action with Local Impact: Why Advocacy Matters ,” details strategies used and outcomes achieved by ITPC and our other global network partners focused on key populations under the Bridging the Gaps programme. The report examines the role of international advocacy in addressing HIV among key populations, including people living […]

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Call to Action from HIV community

In July 2014, 23 community leaders came together at the Bellagio Centre, Italy for a three day meeting to assess the state of the HIV/AIDS movement. The meeting resulted in this Call to Action. The Bellagio meeting brought together a diverse group of academics, health practitioners, activists and policy makers, including HIV and human rights […]

Activists gather to discuss issues faced by women living with HIV and AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

On 6 and 7 June in Minsk, Belarus, the Public Health and Social Development Foundation, FOCUS-MEDIA, with organizational and logistical support from ITPCru, held an international conference for women affected by HIV across the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Participants included activists from the EVA Women’s Network, the Candle Foundation (Russia), the Community of […]

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Grassroot activists work for treatment access across Russia

Between June and August 2014, the Patients in Control initiative, a grassroots movement centered on treatment advocacy in Russia, received nearly 25 private appeals from patients regarding the unexpected replacement of their treatment regimens. These appeals came from ten regions across the nation, including Ivanovo, Tatarstan, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and […]

ITPC in the media

ITPC staff and activities were recently featured in several media outlets. Aidsmap highlighted ITPC’s July 2014 report, Global Policy, Local Disconnects, in a review of important guidelines and resources discussed at the International AIDS Conference (IAC). ITPC Executive Director Christine Stegling is also quoted. A new Drug Reporter video from the IAC features a snapshot […]

ITPC China works to eliminate d4T

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) – China is working to support the immediate phase out of d4T, an anti-retroviral drug that has serious side effects. For several years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised concerns over d4T’s high levels of toxicity, and no longer recommends it as an optimal first line ARV. Although […]