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2018/9/12

UNAIDSProgrammeCoordinatingBoardopens
The 42ndmeetingoftheUNAIDSProgrammeCoordinatingBoard (PCB) istakingplaceinGeneva, Switzerland, from 26 to 28 June.
 
Attheopening, theUNAIDSExecutiveDirector, MichelSidibé, gaveanupdateontheprogressmadeintheAIDSresponseandoutlinedthechallengesandopportunitiesthatlieahead. HestressedthattheprogressmadeintheAIDSresponseisunevenandfragileandcalledforrenewedfocusandsharedcommitmenttoendingtheAIDSepidemicby 2030.
 
MrSidibéalsoemphasizedtheneedforatransformativeapproachtotheepidemicthatwillincludereforminglawsandpoliciestoenddiscrimination, expandcommunity-led, people-centredapproachestoHIVservicedelivery, theuseoftimelylocationpopulationdatatoinformdecision-making, closethefundinggaptoachievetheFast-TrackTargetsandreinforcethelinkagesbetweenendingAIDSandachievinguniversalhealthcoverage.
Thethematicsegmentofthemeetingwilltakeplaceonthelastdayandwillfocusonendingtuberculosis (TB) andAIDS. TheparticipantswillconsiderthechallengestoaddressingTB, HIV-associatedTBanddrug-resistantTBinthecontextofuniversalhealthcoverageandtheSustainableDevelopmentGoals. TheparticipantswillalsodiscussexamplesofgoodpracticethatdemonstrateeffectivecollaborationwithinnationalTBandHIVprogrammesandwithcommunitiestoachieveintegratedTB/HIVcareandstrengthenhealthsystems.
 
The 42ndmeetingofthePCBisbeingchairedbytheUnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandNorthernIreland, withChinaactingasVice-ChairandAlgeriaasRapporteur.
SomanyessentialmessagesexpressedbyNGOsrepresentativesatUNAIDS #PCB42—fromtheimportanceof #harmreduction, totheurgentneedforadequateresources, totheimperativetoensureuniversalaccessto #CSE, totherole #youthshouldplayindecision-makingto #EndAIDS
 
Atthe@UNAIDS #PCB42 @PrimeraDmaPmashowsthatsheremainsastrongadvocatefortherightto #healthforall, includingthoseindangerofbeingleftbehindsuchas #migrants, #refugees, #indigenouspeople&peoplelivingwith #HIV.
 
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