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The survey will remain open until Sunday 24 March, 2019.

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In the lead-up to the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in September 2019, it is crucial that communities are consulted, engaged and empowered to advocate for universal health coverage that is inclusive of the needs of people living with HIV, key populations, and affected communities.

In the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Member States committed to ensuring Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for all by 2030. In many countries, the implementation of UHC will have significant effects on health care delivery, including who can access health care, how, where, and at what cost. People living with HIV, key populations, affected communities, and those who care about these communities, have decades of experience engaging with health delivery and with governance of health systems. These communities have much to offer to help governments establish UHC that is truly universal and accessible for all.

What is UHC?

Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.

Universal health coverage embodies three related objectives:

  1. Equity in access to health services – everyone who needs services should get them, not only those who can pay for them;
  2. The quality of health services should be good enough to improve the health of those receiving services; and
  3. People should be protected against financial risk, ensuring that the cost of using services does not put people at risk of financial harm.

What is the purpose of this survey?

The aim of this survey is to collect data on the experiences, needs and priorities of communities living with, affected by, and who care about HIV regarding national and global processes to provide health care to all. We are interested in community experiences with these processes even if they currently do not reach every person who needs them.

If you choose to take this survey, no identifying information will be collected, and data will remain anonymous. Some questions are optional. The results of the survey will be shared back with communities once they have been consolidated and will be available for communities to use in their advocacy.

With UNAIDS support, this data will be used to inform the development of a global community statement on priorities for universal health coverage, as well as to support all communities most affected by HIV from all regions to produce joint advocacy messages, plans and accountability mechanisms, collaborate on sharing information and lessons learned, and support each other in their efforts to amplify the needs of local communities and strengthen the national health response to address those needs.

The survey will remain open until Sunday 24 March, 2019.

Answer the survey here