What is the role of MSF in HIV/AIDS in the next 5-10 years?
Since its emergence in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has caused a global catastrophe, which has been particularly severe in sub-Saharan Africa.
Billions of dollars have been mobilized to address the huge gap in prevention and care. Today, NGOs are directly involved in providing care. Prevention interventions have also been scaled up and access has been improved. Countries have developed national strategic frameworks and worked to mainstream and integrate HIV prevention and care into their health systems. Despite efforts, the fight against epidemic is far from over. HIV/AIDS will continue to represent one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Numerous challenges remain with regards to prevention and care.
There is still an important need for MSF to continue its activities in the field of HIV. However, the landscape of HIV/AIDS prevention and care has been transformed the increase in funding from large donors and the improved attention of governments. It is therefore important for MSF to redefine its role and to verify its added value.
- Jean-Marc Biquet (UREPH)
- Johnny Lujan (MSF Switzerland)
- Isabelle Andrieux (Access Campaign)