Do not lift foot off the pedal: #UHC and #endAIDS are not either/or choices!

This UHC Day Podcast features a stimulating conversation with 7 women leaders who spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at HIV Research for Prevention or HIV R4P International Conference in Madrid, Spain in October 2018. Experts include: Lisa Rossi, Director, Communications and External Relations, MTN (Microbicide Trials Network), USA; Zurah Nakabugo, health journalist, The Observer, Uganda; Thandeka Moyo, health journalist, The Chronicle, Zimbabwe; Angela Oketch, health and science journalist, The Nation, Kenya; Winnie Botha, health journalist, Malawi; Vicky Wandawa, health journalist, The New Vision, Uganda; and Ida Jooste, global health advisor, InterNews.

Universal Health Coverage or UHC is critical for health security. Countries require a strong primary health care platform as the backbone of universal health coverage, in absence of which, we are risking losing gains made in fighting AIDS or TB or malaria or other disease control. We cannot afford not to strengthen UHC. In addition to UHC, we also need to scale up research and development of better tools to prevent infections such as HIV. We not only need new HIV prevention tools but we also need more choices especially for those who are at heightened risk of HIV such as girls and women.


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