There are many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in the global response to HIV and AIDS. Here are some of the largest NGOs working to prevent new HIV infections and scale up access to treatment and related health services for people living with HIV.
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund is a financing institution designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.
International AIDS Society
Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. The mission of the IAS is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power. IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science.
Read HIV.gov coverage from prior International AIDS Conferences: AIDS 2012, AIDS 2014, AIDS 2016
Read the latest HIV.gov coverage from AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism, and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. It serves as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. Its product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage provided by its news service, Kaiser Health News (KHN), to information young people can use to improve their health, or the general public can use to understand the health reform law. The Foundation’s Global Health and HIV Policy Program focuses on providing the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health and conducts research and analysis on current HIV-related policy issues, with a focus on the U.S. government’s response to the epidemic domestically and around the world.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) directs and coordinates international health activities within the United Nations’ system. WHO’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department provides evidence-based, technical support to WHO Member States to help them scale up treatment, care and prevention services as well as drugs and diagnostics supply to ensure a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV/AIDS. Visit WHO’s HIV/AIDS health topic page for more information.