Issue Brief: Leveraging the HIV Response for Stronger Health Systems and Pandemic Preparedness

Leveraging the HIV Response for Stronger Health Systems and Pandemic Preparedness:

Early Lessons from COVID-19 Responses in Six Countries

Through interviews in six countries – Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam — we examine 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. 

The paper was prepared by Chris Beyrer, Mike Isbell, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Allan Maleche, Jirair Ratevosian, Annette Sohn and Chris Collins.

Read our new issue brief: Leveraging the HIV Response for Stronger Health Systems and Pandemic Preparedness: Early Lessons from COVID-19 Responses in Six Countries

50 Million Reasons Why Support for the Global Fund Remains Bipartisan

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) celebrate the Global Fund and the lifesaving impact of bipartisan U.S. leadership.