Evidence for Advocacy and Action. ICASO implements and supports initiatives to strengthen capacities and skills in the community sector to access, generate, interpret and use scientific and other forms of evidence to support advocacy, policy and programming.
Triple threat-New report details health crisis in Venezuela
Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, statemade, complex humanitarian emergency with severe and widespread social consequences. Its AIDS program, once lauded as a model, has collapsed, with chronic drug shortages and the lack of condoms or diagnostic tests putting thousands at risk of preventable diseases and death.
The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) developed this brief to provide the HIV community with current information and analysis of new and updated clinical data on the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in preventing HIV transmission to sexual partners of people living with HIV.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a major financier of national HIV responses and a vital source of prevention investments. By 2015, the Global Fund supported 3.6 million pregnant women to receive ARV prophylaxis to prevent transmission to their unborn children and distributed 5.3 billion condoms.
Handing Over Health: Experiences with Global Fund Transitions and Sustainability Planning in Serbia, Thailand and South Africa
This discussion paper presents a brief review of some of the current transition literature, paired with interview data from three country case studies. It examines Global Fund transitions in three different regions and at varying stages of progress. Serbia is presented as a country in the post-transition phase, after the Global Fund announced the country would no longer be eligible for support.
Across the world, governments are scaling up national programs to prevent vertical transmission.The aim of the scale up is to meet the Global Plan targets to eliminate new infections in children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive. However, systemic barriers that prevent women living with HIV from accessing reproductive and maternal health services or adhering to drug and feeding regimens still pose the biggest threat to efforts to end vertical transmission, and may lead them to drop out of prevention of vertical transmission programs in spite of the science and tools to bring about success.
Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results
These advocacy briefs by Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and ICASO, examine the evidence around the vital role that key and vulnerable populations play in advancing results through Global Fund investments.
EANNASO ASSESSING THE INCLUSION OF CIVIL SOCIETY PRIORITIES IN GLOBAL FUND CONCEPT NOTES
This desk review by EANNASO systematically measures and assesses the inclusion of civil society priorities in Global Fund concept notes. Eight county concept notes were examined: Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. The concept notes were measured against the Civil Society Priorities Charters published by AIDS Accountability International.