AVAC first published its Playbook of global goals for ending AIDS in late 2011. The objectives it laid out still stand today. But to achieve them, we have to get more specific in our short-term goals. To this end, we’ve identified five priorities for action in 2013.
These are by no means the only steps that need to be taken in the coming year. It is critical to sustain the many treatment and prevention efforts currently underway. But we think that success in these five areas is essential, if we’re to get on pace in one year’s time.
No action on the priority items is possible without action on one fundamental issue: the leadership gap.
Action on the five priorities put forward in this Report depends on true leadership at global and country levels through word, dollar (and euro, shilling, rand and pound...) and deed. Progress has been made in global leadership in terms of releasing guidance documents and blueprints for action, but there are many areas in which more concrete action is needed. This includes a true expansion of ownership, leadership and financial commitment from the governments of low- and middle-income countries.
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Last updated December 2012