The consultation comprised a number of elements, clustered round a one-day Consultation held in Johannesburg on 23rd March 2015. These were:
- Wide dissemination of the UNAIDS Discussion Paper “Getting to Zero: How will we Fast-Track the Response?” in the region; this formed the basic platform for all elements of the regional consultation;
- Three constituency-specific consultations: an e-survey of civil society, a Human Rights and Social Justice Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation, and Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Treatment Forum.
- The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) submitted a draft discussion paper with regard to the pressing need for the better inclusion of people with disabilities.
- The One-day Consultation: this used plenary and group discussions to elicit answers to the five questions from the UNAIDS Discussion Paper across seven themes identified as critical for the region: Prevention, Treatment, eMTCT, Human Rights and Social Justice, Gender, Community Engagement, Political Commitment and Sustainability. In addition a High Level Ministerial Panel deliberated through the day and presented a High Level Political Agenda.
One hundred and seventeen (117) participants from across the region attended the one-day consultation. There were from governments and programmes, civil society, communities, academia, and the UN family. In addition a High Level Ministerial Panel deliberated through the day and presented a High Level Political Agenda.
RIATT-ESA gave input into global consultation for the developing of the UNAIDS HIV strategy 2016-2021. Click here to read RIATT-ESA's input.