Community participation in accountability is key to ending the AIDS epidemic
"AIDS activism and civil society remain crucial for the AIDS response. A growing body of scientific research shows that community empowerment and advocacy programmes can lead to reduced HIV incidence among vulnerable populations."
This report by UNAIDS highlights important contributions by community based advocates, and points to the need to increase investment to drive an accelerated and more equitable response to HIV. It also notes that a report from the UNAIDS-Lancet Commission on Ending the AIDS Epidemic described advocacy as a “global public good” deserving of support commensurate with its importance.
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