In Joint Action for Results: UNAIDS Outcome Framework, 2009–2011, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, called for a new and more focused commitment to the HIV response. The Outcome Framework committed the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to leverage their respective organizational mandates and resources to work collectively with national and global partners to deliver results for people at country level. It outlined 10 interconnected priority areas, each representing a pivotal component of the AIDS response. It opened each of the ten areas with an affirmative challenge.
For each priority area, a business case was developed by a global UNAIDS interagency working group, building upon and complementing action on the ground. Each business case is different, due to differences in the scope, knowledge base and stage of development of the policies and programmes involved. However, each business case succinctly explains the rationale for the priority area and outlines why success in this area will dramatically decrease new HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. The business cases delineate what is currently working and what needs to change in order to make headway in the 10 areas. They are intended to guide future investment and to hold UNAIDS accountable for its role in achieving tangible results. Each priority area business case presents three results to be achieved globally by 2011, which mark important progress towards our shared 2015 goals.
UNAIDS Outcome Framework: Business Cases 2009–2011
- We can reduce sexual transmission of HIV (Business case forthcoming)
- We can prevent mothers from dying and babies from becoming infected with HIV
- We can ensure that people living with HIV receive treatment
- We can prevent people living with HIV from dying of tuberculosis
- We can protect drug users from becoming infected with HIV
- We can meet the HIV needs of women and girls and can stop sexual and gender-based violence
- We can remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to HIV
- We can support the ability of men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people to protect themselves from HIV infection, achieve full health and realize their human rights
- We can empower young people to protect themselves from HIV
- We can enhance social protection for people affected by HIV