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Ending the Urban AIDS Epidemic

Ending the AIDS epidemic in cities will have profound, long-lasting benefits for countless urban communities across the globe. But the AIDS response can also play another transformative role, as a pathfinder for broader health and development gains in urban areas.

The key characteristics of the AIDS response :

  • Multisectoral, evidence-based and people-centred action
  • Community engagement and leadership
  • Innovation to overcome barriers and improve outcomes
  • A focus on concrete targets and accountability for results
  • A commitment to human rights and gender equity
  • An insistence that no one be left behind.

This can help inspire new coalitions, innovative delivery platforms and broad-based action to ensure sustained growth and shared prosperity in the post-2015 era.  This report includes examples of cities in every region that are displaying courageous, innovative, transformative leadership on AIDS.