SIDE MEETING

SE044

UHC and Vertical Health Programmes: HIV, TB and Malaria: Entry points in the face of fragile primary health care & absence of an UHC roadmap

Meeting Organizer

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

JICA, Stop TB (TBC), Global Malaria Program (TBC), ADB (TBC)

Contact Person : Reeta Bhatia, bhatiar@unaids.org

29 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 7

Open to All Participants

BACKGROUND :

There are opportunities and challenges as we all go towards a positive vision for UHC that ensures that everyone has access to the programmes and services they need to live a healthy life. However, there are areas of concern for vertical programs like HIV that are transitioning from international to domestic funding. In countries the decision on whether the programs and services for single diseases like HIV, TB and malaria should be continued, integrated, financed in national health schemes is still to be determined. Through this transition process, close cooperation between government, civil society and other partners is required to help shape the vision for person-centered UHC that as designed and implemented, leaves no one behind no matter who they are or where they live.

OBJECTIVES :

1. To provide an opportunity for partners and participants to examine the realities of responding to the immediate and ongoing health needs including of vulnerable and marginalized populations, in the context of weak primary health care systems and no pathways for UHC. 2. To examine and identify the opportunities and spaces in which a vertical single health issue approach to the delivery of health care may continue as a viable option to meet the needs for health care services and interventions of all population groups; and contribute to UHC. 3. To utilize the lessons learnt in vertical programmes such as HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria to illustrate the ways in which vertical programmes may serve critical health goals in the face of weak primary health care systems.