What do we do?
Stronger leadership is required in order to ensure that universal health rights and services are provided that are accessible, affordable, acceptable and quality in nature. This also requires impact mitigation programmes to the people who need them, and rights and services that are catered to the needs of those who are most marginalized by society, policy or otherwise.
AIDS Accountability International (AAI) was established in 2005 with the mission to follow up on commitments to the AIDS epidemic that were made by governments. Our work has since expanded to sexual and reproductive health and rights, malaria, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases, and we work on holding all leaders accountable, such as business, civil society, funding partners and bi and multi-lateral development organizations.
How do we improve the response to health needs?
We are an independent research and advocacy think tank holding leaders accountable for the commitments they have made to respond to health needs.
AAI uses research to develop various tools for stakeholders for them to use in their campaigns to advocate for better health. We conduct only needs-driven, evidence-based research and advocacy that measures performance against the commitments that have been made by governments. We also conduct our own advocacy, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation interventions to encourage those who are delivering on their commitments, identify and put pressure on those who are under-performing and stimulate constructive debate about what can be learned from different approaches and how best practices should be shared. AAI focuses on inclusion of the most marginalized in much of our work, with a focus on women, girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We have a global reach with an African focus.