Achievements of Bridging the Gaps – Health and Rights for Key Populations

Implementing social media and internet-based interventions for LGBT in Brazil; increasing life skills of young women and girls involved in sex work in Uganda; introducing mobile CD4 count machines to efficiently screen PLHIV who need Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Pakistan; addressing forced drug treatment centres across Eastern Europe and Central Asia; and developing a global advocacy agenda for key populations living with HIV. These are just a few examples of activities and results of the first phase of the Bridging the Gaps programme. In September 2011, five Dutch NGOs, four global key population networks and more than 70 in-country partner organisations started working together in the programme Bridging the Gaps – Health and Rights for Key Populations. Main goal of this partnership, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs, is to achieve universal access to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support for key populations. Two years into the programme, Bridging the Gaps has collected some of its main achievements thus far in this publication ‘Universal Access? Not without Rights!’.

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