Since 2002, we have been working in Brussels to ensure a strong and coherent EU response to HIV. In the coming years, we will continue to influence important EU policy processes such as the revision of the European Development Consensus, the implementation of the EU’s global health strategy, the continuation of the European Programme for Action to Confront HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as the renewal of the European Development Fund and the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Since 2010, we have been based in Geneva, the world’s global health capital. Headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) are located here, as well as delegations of the EU and the United States. SAA engages in the policy debates concerning the position of the Global Fund in the global health architecture and the International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+), supports the health and community systems strengthening work of the WHO and the Global Fund, monitors UNITAID’s innovative financing work, and works with the International Labour Organisation on the implementation of the International Labour Standard on HIV and the World of Work.
Since 2010, we have been based in Washington D.C., monitoring the implementation of the new U.S Global Health Initiative, the new PEPFAR Strategy and Partnership Framework Agreements and the U.S approach to HIV prevention in particular with regard to marginalized populations. Under the Obama Administration, the U.S has increased focus on recipient country ownership, improved harmonization of donor aid, a strong focus on health system strengthening and the integration of HIV in broader global health strategies.