The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition. What is to be done?. What is ITPC?.
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
What is to be done?
If there is no struggle there is no progress.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
- Frederick Douglass, 1857
Why treatment literacy?
In one village, almost 90% of people stopped taking the ARVs within a short period of time. The main reason is because of the way they distributed the drugs without any education. They just passed them out with no information. So some of the people had side effects and the others watched them and stopped. So there is a lack of understanding and no treatment literacy and rumours start to come out of the village, “the government is trying to poison us." There is a lot of misunderstanding.
Thomas Cai, China
Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Russia, India, Dominican Republic
Report on the progress of treatment rollout in 6 countriesfrom people with HIV and their advocates
The following are key action points from the ITPC plan that we wholly endorse: resources not only pledged by donor governments but dispersed as well; better collaboration between WHO, UNAIDS, bilateral donors, and funding bodies such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with clear assignment of responsibilities; detailed national plans for treatment scale-up that governments, WHO, and UNAIDS can be held accountable for meeting; and improved in-country visibility of WHO and UNAIDS, with these agencies acting as problem solvers.
- The Lancet, Moving up from 3 by 5
Meetings between advocates and
generic and originator companies
30 people with HIV and their advocates from all over the world
At the meeting in India we met with the top management of Cipla and found out that Cipla doesn’t influence the prices of ARV drugs in the countries and that prices are formed locally…Comparison of the prices showed a difference between them of up to 27 times!…After finding out such outrageous facts we started an advocacy campaign.
We prepared and distributed press releases among NGOs and government institutions in order to inform the public about severe violation of tender procedures.
The All-Ukrainian Network demanded that the government revise the tender for purchase of ARVs at world prices. As a result the tenders were cancelled.
- Hanna Khodas, WorldCAB 2 Report
OI treatment, 2nd line and vulnerable groups (women, IDU, MSM. CSW)
As operational partner with Tides in the Collaborative Fund has distributed $4 million in small grants in 10 regions for local/regional mobilisation, tx literacy and advocacy. The grant programme will expand to cover HIV/TB and we will explore the possibility for two more regions (Middle East and North Africa and Southeast Europe).
Collaborative Fund for
HIV Treatment Preparedness
A Partnership of Tides Foundation and
the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
Women in Africa
World Health Organization
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Levi Strauss Foundation
AIDS Fonds Netherlands
Open Society Institute
American Jewish World Services
Tides Foundation donors