FAST TRACK CITIES
What is Fast Track Cities?
Working together with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) we're supporting Fast-Track Cities - an initiative that's helping improve the lives of people living with HIV in 35 cities around the world that have a high prevalence of HIV.
Combining the efforts of city governments, mayors, affected communities, local health departments and clinical service providers, the initiative aims to attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by building upon and strengthening existing HIV programmes and resources in order to accelerate locally coordinated, city-wide responses to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
How does it work?
The 35 Fast-Track Cities will receive a dedicated web-based dashboard for city-wide stakeholders and the public health community to both monitor and provide feedback on the progress made towards attaining targets, and to allow the cities to compare progress and share best practice.
Cities are where epidemics are driven. The 200 cities most affected by HIV account for more than a quarter of PLHIV worldwide. In some countries, more than a half of PLHIV live in cities. Fast-tracking HIV responses in urban areas is therefore crucial to ending the AIDS epidemic.