MISSION

Our aim is to provide
a global platform

of current and former Policy Makers to raise awareness and advocate to end HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis (TB) as public health threats by 2030.




Our aim is to provide a global platform

of current and former Policy Makers to raise awareness and advocate to end HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis (TB) as public health threats by 2030.

To achieve our goals, we commit to:

  • Actively contribute towards keeping HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis high on the political and media agendas;
  • Establish yearly goals, policy recommendations and frameworks on the topics of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tubercylosis, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals | SDGs;
  • Ensure the presence of our network in Internacional and regional conferences, debates and decision processes;
  • Push for evidence-based policy reform focused on health outcomes, including quality of life.

Unite is a non-profit, non-partisan, global network of parliamentarians (current and former legislators) from State, National and Regional Parliaments fully committed to the elimination of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis (TB) as public health threats by 2030.

By joining UNITE, you will be contributing to:

  • Give a coordinated, strong and effective response towards eliminating these global threats;
  • Ensure that these conditions are acknowledged as public health priorities with a need for integrated responses within health systems, from prevention, diagnosis, linkage-to-care, treatment and follow-up;
  • Achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals | SDGs;
  • End stigma and discrimination towards those living with HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis, enhancing quality of life and social justice for all;
  • Promote research and innovation.

It’s Time to Unite! Join our network here.

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Founding President

These last decades have clearly shown how HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis directly impacts the lives of millions of people who live with these conditions and their families around the globe.
36.7 million people globally were living with HIV (end 2015)
Viral hepatitis responsible for an estimated 1.4 million deaths per year
Over 10 million people develop TB each year

These epidemics represent major international public health challenges, as they have significant burden on lives, communities and health systems. Moreover, these conditions are simultaneously promoters and consequences of inequalities, discrimination and social injustices. We finally have the scientific evidence and technological means to end HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and TB as public health threats. However, the political engagement and leadership is still lacking. As elected representatives of Citizens, we Parliamentarians must do more for the societies we live in.

It is our mission to UNITE political representatives from around the world to give a coordinated, effective, and strong impulse towards eliminating these global threats. This is our goal. To promote a unified global response against HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis as a priority that can no longer be delayed.

It’s time to end HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. It’s time to UNITE.

Ricardo Baptista Leite
Founding President of UNITE
Summary Biography



Supporting Partners

UNITE works with a variety of partners to support current and former parliamentarians in their endeavours to end HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis as public threats by. UNITE - Parliamentarians Network to End HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis, is grateful to the following individuals and institutions for their generous support:

Events & Initiatives

The ‘UNITE Policy Summit’ is our annual flagship event where our members meet and establish our yearly priorities. See below for a list of specific events and initiatives detailing the Network’s participation.

  • High-level parliamentarians study visits
  • Regular newsletter
  • Annual policy summit
  • Educational toolkit

News

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First Lady of Panama champions zero discrimination

The First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela, has delivered a passionate speech in favour of the zero discrimination agenda at the opening of the 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in Geneva, Switzerland.

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40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

UNAIDS Executive Dir. Michel Sidibé gave an update on the status of the Joint Programme and the changes made in response to the recommendations of the Global Review Panel on the Future of the UNAIDS Joint Programme Model.

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