Zero New HIV Infection: National Accountability Project
The “Zero New HIV Infection: National Accountability Project” is a comprehensive initiative aimed at creating a community-driven global HIV prevention roadmap. The project focuses on engaging key population groups and stakeholders to ensure their active participation in developing milestones for the new Global HIV Prevention Roadmap from 2022 to 2025.
The project was initiated by the Initiative for Gender Equality and Sexual Reproductive Health (IGE-SRH), in partnership with FrontLine Aids, with the objective of generating accountability for HIV prevention among key populations and coordinating their involvement with the new roadmap. The project team conducted consultations, meetings, and symposiums with community leaders, civil society organizations, and government officials to gather input and recommendations.
The project’s impact has been significant, as it successfully raised awareness of the Global HIV Prevention Roadmap among key population groups, civil society organizations, and government officials. This increased awareness is crucial for garnering support and ensuring effective implementation of prevention strategies, ultimately reducing new HIV infections among key populations.
Furthermore, the project conducted a desk review of existing policies and strategies related to HIV prevention among key populations, providing a strong foundation for evidence-based recommendations. The recommended accountability measures include developing national prevention plans targeting key populations, ensuring accessible and high-quality prevention services, involving key populations in program design and monitoring, and investing in research and innovation for effective prevention technologies and strategies.
In summary, the “Zero New HIV Infection: National Accountability Project” has successfully achieved its objectives by fostering community engagement, developing milestone drafts, and recommending accountability measures. The project’s participatory approach and its focus on tailored prevention strategies and stakeholder involvement pave the way for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to achieving zero new HIV infections among key populations by 2025. Read the full report here