Are you engaged in the community response to HIV and want to help influence global policy? Founded in 1991, ICASO’s Mission is to mobilize and support diverse community organizations and networks to create and sustain effective responses to HIV. Our global advocacy and community development endeavors are undertaken with a Vision of ending the AIDS epidemic through universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support under a human rights framework.
ICASO is guided by its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Evidence, Alliances, Advocacy: Sustaining community responses to HIV.… Read more
A Briefing for Venezuelan Civil Society
After eliminating malaria in the 1960s, Venezuela was responsible for 53% of cases (519,109) and 80% of deaths (456) from the disease in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.1 Recent estimates for 2018 show a 1260% increase in the number of malaria cases in Venezuela compared to the year 2000.… Read more
By Leopoldo Villegas and Mary Ann Torres
In the 1960s, Venezuela was the first country in the world that eliminated malaria in 70% of its territory. This achievement helped reshape the public health landscape of the country.
The malaria morbidity and mortality rates are staggering.… Read more
Four Hidden Messages from the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2019: A Community Briefing
On 16 July 2019,
UNAIDS published its Global AIDS Update, entitled “Communities at the Centre:
Defending Rights, Breaking Barriers, Reaching People with HIV Services”.
The 316-page report provides a detailed analysis of epidemic trends, human rights- and gender-related barriers to access, quality of care, and the investment landscape.… Read more
The inclusion of the commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) provides an opportunity to ensure that the role community plays in the health response is fully understood and supported as a core ingredient to leaving no one behind. … Read more