Leveraging the HIV Response for Stronger Health Systems and Pandemic Preparedness
Through interviews in six countries – Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam — Friends of the Global Fight examines how the HIV response contributed to country responses to COVID-19 and broader health systems.
The issue brief proposes that the HIV response offers a critical pathway towards robust, resilient, rights-based and people-centered health systems. The HIV response provides opportunities for pursuing ambitious disease-specific targets while advancing progress on broader health goals. The issue brief offers several recommendations for policy makers.