Who Is Involved in the Global Response to HIV and AIDS?
There are many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in the global response to HIV and AIDS. Below are some of the largest NGOs working to prevent new HIV infections and scale up access to treatment and related health services for people with HIV.
The Global Fund
The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. An international organization founded in 2002, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. The Fund works in partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector, and people affected by the diseases to pool resources and invest strategically in programs and build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
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. 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 the latest HIV.gov coverage from the 2019 IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City, Mexico.
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues and the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, KFF develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism, and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis, and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community, and the public. Its information is always provided free of charge—including policy research, data analysis, and health policy news coverage provided by its news service, Kaiser Health News (KHN). 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) is an international organization that is working towards stopping new HIV infections, ensuring that everyone living with HIV has access to HIV treatment, promoting human rights, and producing data for decision-making. The organization 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.