The Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV & AIDS. OVERVIEW. Context Background Presentation of the Africa Campaign Invitation Conclusions. Persons with disabilities and HIV. Equal or greater risk of transmission Poor access to HIV information, testing, care and support
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The Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV & AIDS
Presentation of the Africa Campaign
Dynamic rights-based movement globally
Increasingly well organised in-country
Disabled people are completely left out
Urgent need for improved access to HIV information and services.Urgent need for persons with disabilities - to openly acknowledge that HIV is an issue for them in order to protect themselves- to mobilise the support they need to maintain their health and wellbeing
Background of the Campaign
Participating or interested stakeholders
To reduce the vulnerability of persons with disabilities in Africa to the impact of HIV and AIDS
Equal access to HIV & AIDS information and services for persons with disabilities
A coordinated response involving persons with disabilities in African countries to achieve inclusive national HIV & AIDS policies and programmes
By 2011, major AIDS donors require disability-inclusive policies and programming of recipient governments and NGOs.
By 2011, at least 12 African governments specifically address persons with disabilities in their HIV & AIDS Strategic Plans
By 2011, at least 12 of African AIDS Coordinating Bodies include persons with disabilities in programming
By 2011, at least 12 national HIV & AIDS monitoring systems capture relevant data on disability.
By 2011, DPO and AIDS services organisations in at least 12 African countries are working together to ensure equal access to information and services at the grassroots level
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“Double mainstreaming”through established networks
HIV & AIDS
HIV & AIDS
Double approach to influence National AIDS Strategic Plans
AIDS Strategic Plans
What do we need to do?
Generate an evidence base
Disseminate tools and good practice
Mobilise resources and political will
Capacity and skills training for
Build strategic alliances
Develop AIDS competence
… and so on.
Many people in communities across Africa feel the impact of HIV.
Many of these people are also living with disabilities.
We are joining together to achieve “Access for all”
You are welcomed to do your part