To promote a comprehensive response to the ECHO trial, AVAC and FP2020 came together in advance of the trial results to bridge the gap between HIV prevention, care and treatment and family planning. Both organizations continue to work to collectively break down silos and strengthen collaboration in support of comprehensive SRH. AVAC and FP2020's partnership includes co-convening sessions at international HIV/AIDS and family planning conferences, the HC-HIV Communications Working Group, and a Community of Practice on SRH Integration.
About AVAC: Founded in 1995, AVAC is an international non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, community mobilization, and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of biomedical HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic. AVAC mobilizes and supports efforts to:
DELIVER proven HIV prevention tools for immediate impact.
DEMONSTRATE and roll out new HIV prevention options.
DEVELOP long-term solutions needed to end the epidemic.
As AVAC continues to grow, we remain committed to the values on which we were founded. Advocates and community members must continue to play a leading role in defining the HIV research and program agenda. It will take all of us working together to end AIDS.
About FP2020: An outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, FP2020 is based on the principle that all women, no matter where they live, should have access to lifesaving contraceptives. Over the past eight years, governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector and the research community, have come together around an ambitious goal: to enable 120 million additional women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020. Working together in partnership, much has been achieved, but more remains to be done.
As 2020 comes to a close, the global partnership will evolve to focus on a global vision for a future where all women and adolescent girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to make their own informed decisions about using modern contraception and whether or when to have children, lead healthy lives, and participate as equals in society and its development.
Achieving this goal is a critical milestone to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights by 2030, as laid out in Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5. FP2020 is in support of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health.