17TH OCTOBER 2019
On the 10th October, 2019 history was made in Lyon, when governments, philanthropic donors and the private sector pledged US$14 billion for the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment, more than any other global health institution has ever raised. Harm Reduction International, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, International Network of People Who Use Drugs and the India HIV/AIDS Alliance congratulate the Government of France, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and the broad network of health advocates, academics and policy makers on this tremendous success.
However, this is just the beginning. If the world is truly committed to ending AIDS, a seismic change is needed. We need international donors, increased political will to scale up evidence and rights-based responses such as harm reduction, and most importantly, strong community-led and civil society advocacy which requires investment.
The International Network of People who use Drugs, Harm Reduction International, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association and the India HIV/AIDS Alliance release a joint statement on what is needed to ensure people who use drugs are not left behind.