Advocacy for Community Treatment Toolkit

Second Edition of Advocacy Toolkit: ACT Toolkit 2.0

This is the second edition of the Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit. ACT Toolkit 2.0 supports communities to realize their rights to optimal HIV treatment. Topics covered include: the science of HIV; the relationship between human rights and HIV treatment; financing for health; opportunities and barriers to scaling up treatment; practical guidance on how to mobilize communities; updated information on HIV treatment guidelines and treatment monitoring; and new modules on HIV co-morbidities. There are two essential modules in the Toolkit to be used in every training session; module 1) the Science of HIV and Treatment, and module 7) Advocacy. The remaining modules can be used as required, based on specific training needs. Each of the modules is supported with PowerPoint presentations, and ideas for engaging participants to reinforce the learning.

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Impact of Community Activism

Annual Report 2015

Our Annual Report 2015 aims to highlight the Impact of Community Activism over the year. As it was the first year of our Strategic Plan 2015 to 2017, we report back on our achievements against our three overarching objectives. Infographics show the scope and impact of ITPC’s work in 2015, and highlight how we represent value for money. See our online summary with infographics and translated summaries in French, Spanish and Russian.

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The Activist Toolkit

MODULE: Campaigning for Routine Viral Load Monitoring

The aim of the Activist Toolkit on Campaign for Routine Viral Load Monitoring is to enable and mobilize PLHIV and activists to use science and evidence to persuasively and actively advocate to decision makers and service providers for access to, and availability of, affordable routine viral load testing for PLHIV. The Toolkit aims to inform and show the importance and value of routine viral load testing and to train community activists to passionately advocate about access to viral load testing for PLHIV, including those from key populations.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2014

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2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 was an eventful year of reflection and growth for ITPC. As a dynamic coalition, ITPC constantly evolves to ensure our structure meets the needs of treatment activists globally. ITPC responded to challenges both new and old throughout 2014 with targeted and forceful global advocacy on treatment gaps; the mobilization of our nine regional networks around treatment education, community research, health financing.

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WHO Monitoring Report

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Global Policy, Local Disconnects: A Look Into the Implementation of the 2013 HIV Treatment Guidelines 

One year after the release of the updated “WHO Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection”, ITPC investigated what the reality was on the ground for people living with HIV. In the 2013 update, WHO recommended that all people living with HIV be offered the opportunity to start treatment immediately after their diagnosis. “Global Policy, Local Disconnect” draws on ITPC’s nine Regional Networks and ARASA partners in Southern Africa, to survey a cross-section of people living with HIV, service providers and other stakeholders across the globe, to uncover the real story of access to HIV treatment.

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Missing the Target Reports

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Missing the Target 11

Missing the Target 11: Barriers to Accessing HIV Treatment from a Community Perspective: Experiences of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Uganda And Sex Workers in Kenya.

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Missing the Target 10

This 10th Missing the Target report (MTT10) focuses on challenges to the scale-up of HIV services as required to implement the Treatment 2.0 framework. That framework refers to an initiative developed and proposed in June 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) that aims to “catalyse the next phase of HIV treatment scale-up through promoting innovation and efficiency gains”.

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Missing the Target 9

The 9th Missing the Target report assesses the quality and accessibility of services to prevent vertical transmission of HIV in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Nigeria from a community perspective (particularly, women living with HIV).

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Missing the Target Briefing 8

The 8th Missing the Target report ‘Rationing Funds, Risking Lives’ documents early warnings of the global pullback on AIDS commitment and funding: caps on the number of people enrolled on treatment, more frequent drug stock-outs, and national AIDS budgets falling short.

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Missing the Target 7

The 7th Missing the Target Report shows that efforts to prevent vertical transmission in six countries (Argentina, Cambodia, Moldova, Morocco, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) are failing to reach the very group it was designed for—HIV-positive pregnant women.

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Tools for Advocates

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Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit

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. Topics covered in the participatory Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and treatment, how trade impacts the availability of medicines, financing for health and community advocacy planning.

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2015-2017 Strategic Plan

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Community Activism for Sustained HIV Treatment Access

The new plan will guide our work over the next three years and outlines how we plan to increase access to sustainable treatment of HIV, TB and Hepatitis C through community activism.

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Videos

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Missing the Target 11 Documents Treatment Barriers

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)’s new report, Missing the Target 11: Barriers to Accessing HIV Treatment from a Community Perspective: Experiences of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Uganda And Sex Workers in Kenya, documents problems affecting access to treatment for people living with HIV in two communities in East Africa. Learn more in our short video.

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ITPC ANNUAL REPORT 2013

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ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2013

We are proud to present ITPC’s first global annual report, highlighting the many achievements and challenges of 2013, our 10th anniversary year. We are at a crossroads in the global response to HIV: better treatment is available, more people are on treatment globally and some gains have been made to address the human rights of all
people, including those who are the most disenfranchised.

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