The European Union and its Member States have made progress towards reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal ‘To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’, and its specific target of ending HIV/AIDS, TB and other communicable diseases. However, significant differences and inequalities that prevent further progress towards these targets still exist within the EU, namely between and within countries. Europe is facing concentrated epidemics and some communities still lack adequate access to prevention, treatment and care services. Evidence and practice have shown that communities facing intersecting challenges benefit from person centred and integrated community-led and based health services and yet these are not available at all in some locations or at the scale needed.
Project CORE – “Community Response to End Inequalities” aims to reduce these inequalities by promoting, strengthening and integrating the community responses that have proven key in bringing services closer to persons who would benefit most but face inadequate access, in particularin countries where these responses are still lacking. CORE provides support to community-based organisations implementing new services or expanding existing ones.
The project is led by AIDS Action Europe/DAH. It leads a consortium of 11 Work Package Leaders – responsible for the coordination and timelines of their respective Work Packages, 14 implementing partners, and three regional networks representing some of the Key Populations – sex workers, migrants and harm reduction services.
To strengthen community responses, CORE will use capacity building, networking, and the exchange of good practice and innovative approaches, including for data monitoring and reporting. To ensure ownership and stakeholders’ interest in implementing and sustaining these interventions, it will proactively reach out and engage relevant stakeholders. To promote integration of these approaches into disease prevention and health promotion strategies and systems, it will address legal, policy, and structural issues. It will build on and intensify collaboration of regional networks and national and local organisations of people living with HIV, key populations, and service provider organisations. It will use, adapt, and disseminate existing national, regional, and global good practice approaches and tools from across key populations and disease areas, and provide platforms for exchange.
CORE will focus on expanding, strengthening, integrating and sustaining community initiatives so they are able to work with communities left behind in national responses.
|EATG contact person(s):||Chiara Longhi – firstname.lastname@example.org|
Annisabelle von Lingen – email@example.com
|Duration of the project/initiative:||2023 – 2025|
|Project/Initiative Leader:||AIDS Action Europe|
|Main Funding Sources:||Co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union|
Are you living with HIV/AIDS? Are you part of a community affected by HIV/AIDS and co-infections? Do you work or volunteer in the field? Are you motivated by our cause and interested to support our work?
Stay in the loop and get all the important EATG updates in your inbox with the EATG newsletter. The HIV & co-infections bulletin is your source of handpicked news from the field arriving regularly to your inbox.