Every Woman Matters: Statement from Civil Society Meeting on HC-HIV, 24-25 February, 2019
On February 24-25 in advance of this WHO Consultation, African women from eSwatini, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe met to discuss the ECHO trial and the broader context of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV needs. Several of the women at the pre-meeting are also among the civil society participants at the WHO consultation. We gathered in advance to share information, experiences from consultations with nearly 250 women in ECHO trial countries and around the world, and to hear from WHO, ECHO funders, PATH, FP2020 and others. The statement below reflects priorities that we believe must frame the deliberations for this meeting.