Universal Health Coverage toolkit

NEW!! Universal Health Coverage Day toolkit – 10 things you can do to get involved and make a difference this UHC Day 2020.

Universal health coverage (UHC) means all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without financial hardship.

Every 12th December, advocates worldwide mobilise on UHC Day to call for strong, equitable health systems that leave no one behind.
The theme of this year’s UHC Day is ‘#Protect Everyone’.

Our toolkit is available in French and English and includes 10 actions you can do around UHC Day. You don’t need to do all ten. Have a look, be
inspired and do the ones that would be most impactful in your context.

Early Infant Diagnosis: Advocates FAQ

This factsheet is designed to give advocates the information they need to promote early infant diagnosis (EID) within their communities and to encourage people to take their babies for HIV testing.

Early Infant Diagnosis: Job Aid for Peer Supporters

This job aid is for anyone who regularly talks to, meets with and supports communities affected by HIV. It gives you the information you need to talk to parents and caregivers to encourage infant HIV testing.

Actions to support point-of-care EID

A strategic framework for networks of people living with HIV and other civil society organisations to help you develop an action plan to work in support of infant HIV testing.

PLHIV Stigma Index Advocacy Toolkit

A toolkit to:
● Provide a set of practical tools that support community advocates to take concrete steps to turn the data and key findings of PLHIV Stigma Index Reports into practical advocacy actions
● Help networks of people living with HIV to identify and take forward advocacy actions based on the key findings and recommendations from PLHIV Stigma Index
● Support Stigma Index teams who are at the data analysis stage of the project or who are in the process of developing reports
● Build the capacity of advocates to use data on stigma to make a case for change

Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention Booklets

A series of materials that aims to improve the understanding of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention. These booklets were written to support organisations to promote the meaningful engagement of people living with HIV in decisions that affect our lives.





Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention: What Does it Mean for Networks of People Living with HIV?









Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention: What Does It Mean for Me? 


Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention for Women and their Babies

A treatment literacy guide for pregnant women and mothers living with HIV

Women living with HIV from eight countries have shared their expertise to shape the content and design of the guide and it was formulated in direct response to a call from communities for up-to-date, evidence-based resources.

Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention for Women and their Babies: A treatment literacy guide for pregnant women and mothers living with HIV is intended for use by networks of women living with HIV, women’s groups, peer educators and others wishing to provide information and guidance to support women living with HIV through the decisions they will need to make before, during and after their pregnancy.

The guide has 12 modules covering issues ranging from human rights to treatment adherence and nutrition. It is made up of three separate tools:

  • facilitator’s manual
  • illustrated flipchart
  • accessible poster

The facilitator’s manual and flipchart are intended to be used together by leaders of support groups, peer educators or lay counselors to facilitate small groups or community sessions with women living with HIV. The poster can be displayed anywhere where it will be seen by women living with HIV and their families, such as: clinic rooms, church halls, waiting rooms and community education spaces.

This guide was developed by members of the Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) for Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mother and Children, a group committed to strengthening global, regional and national partnerships and programs that address the survival of pregnant women, mothers and children living with HIV.

Community Guide Module I: HIV and Key Populations

In 2014, WHO produced the first ever Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. The Guidelines focus on five key populations: men who have sex with men; people who inject drugs; people in prisons and other closed settings; sex workers; and transgender people.

They present an opportunity for civil society, including networks of key populations and people living with HIV, to work with their governments to meaningfully involve key populations in national policymaking and begin investing in their specific needs. The Guidelines also offer an opening for dialogue and action on harmful laws, policies and societal norms that result in the denial and violation of human rights for key populations.

To support community organisation with the implementation of and advocacy for the Guidelines we created a new module for Key Populations to our Community Guide.

This set of modules is designed to be used by communities to support the use of the new resource, Driving the HIV response: A community guide to the WHO 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection.

The downloadable modules cover different topics, and include:

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! developed the Community Guide in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2013 Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV. It aims to assist community leaders and civil society organisations to:

  • better understand the new WHO recommendations and guide country-level discussions on priorities (within civil society and between civil society and government)
  • ensure the meaningful participation of communities most affected by HIV in national decision-making and planning
  • advocate for any changes or further research necessary to adapt recommendations to suit their country context
  • mobilise and prepare communities for the implementation of new recommendations.

Difficult Decisions: A Tool for Care Workers Managing Ethical Dilemmas

When it comes to HIV care and support, making better decisions matters to all of us.

Ethical decision-making:

  • It matters to all people with HIV, including key populations and their children; and
  • It matters to care workers who want to make the best possible decision.

If you want to make the best possible decision—or wish that the organization that supports you would improve its decision-making—now there’s a simple tool that can help, available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.


Poster presentation: HIV Leadership through Accountability Programme

The    “HIV   Leadership    through    Accountability”    Programme    is    funded    by    UKaid    from    the    Department    for    International    Development    (DFID)    Governance    and    Transparency    Fund    (GTF).    It    combines    specific    evidence-gathering    tools,    national    AIDS    campaigns    and    targeted    advocacy    for    good    governance    and    Universal    Access    to    HIV    prevention,    treatment,    care    and    support.

It    contributes    to    the    setting    of    national,    regional    and    global    evidence-based    campaign    agendas    based    on    the    GIPA    principle    through    a    community    driven    process.    It    will    be    implemented    in    fifteen    countries    around    the    world,    and    though    time-limited,    effects    are    anticipated    to    be    long-lasting,    delivering    significant    capacity    building    beyond    the    direct    research    and    advocacy    impact.

The role of people living with HIV in new prevention technologies

This advocacy agenda is a tool for people living with HIV to advocate with other stakeholders in NPTs. It features six key points and is the outcome of the presentations and discussions at the consultation, as well as the working group’s recommendations. It is envisaged that this agenda is a work in progress that will evolve in response to the results of NPT clinical trials currently in progress as well as broader developments in HIV policy as it relates to HIV prevention and people living with HIV.

Valued Voices – a GIPA Toolkit

GIPA is not a concept that is difficult to grasp, yet often organisations don’t seem to be willing to make the commitment to acknowledge that involving those at the core of the epidemic simply makes good sense, and brings credibility and reality to projects, activities and the organisation as a whole.

The Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+) and the Asia-Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organisations (APCASO) in association with the Seven Sisters Coalition, made this GIPA toolkit.

By fully utilising this GIPA toolkit it will help promote the rights and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their voice is heard. Empowered PLWHA should play a significant part in the response be it in lobbying governments, information, education and communication, community mobilisation or service provision, prevention, treatment care and support.