Increasing Access to Treatment to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3
13:00 – 14:30
Venue: UN Conference Room 1
Organized by: UNDP & UNAIDS
The side event examines the how the lessons learnt from increasing access to HIV treatment, can be applied to improve the health and wellbeing of all people, irrespective of disease, or country, as envisaged by SDG 3. While great progress has been made in placing people on ART, millions are still being left behind. The gap in treatment is amplified by the ambitious commitments UN Member States made in 2015 when they adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, they committed themselves to ensuring the health and well-being of all people (SDG3) and a range of targets, including ending the epidemics of AIDS, TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases as a public health threat and to combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
Focal point: Josefin Wiklund, email@example.com