Unequal, Unprepared and Under Threat: Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics
Titled Unequal, Unprepared and Under Threat: Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics, this World AIDS Day 2021 publication by UNAIDS needs to be seen as an admission of failure by a system that has ultimately failed communities in the 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported.
Calling on world leaders to change direction and chart a new way forward, the report cites the community-led Five Cities Project managed by ITPC and other partners.
The report references ITPC’s They Keep Us On Our Toes (2020), which documents how the Regional Community Treatment Observatory in West Africa improved HIV service delivery, strengthened systems for health, and institutionalized community-led monitoring.
It also mentions ITPC’s CTO Model Explained (2019), which explains how community-led monitoring mechanisms offer the potential to increase oversight of, and advocacy for improvements to HIV services.