Interactive parliamentary event launches new report ‘HIV Beyond Goal 3’

28 February 2019
Becky Wolfe


When we intervene effectively on the structural drivers of HIV, we achieve other health and development impact - as STRIVE research and analysis demonstrate. So the STRIVE team were glad to collaborate with Frontline AIDS (formerly the AIDS Alliance) and STOPAIDS to produce a powerful summary of the intersections between HIV and many others of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report – HIV Beyond Goal 3 - is now available for download.

A high-level panel launched the report in Westminster on 26 February:

  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown
  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Advisor, DFID
  • Mercy Ngulube, Co-Chair, Sophia Forum
  • Lord Jack McConnell, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on SDGs
  • Stephen Doughty MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS
  • Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies

A high-level panel launched the report in Westminster

The meeting was attended by several MPs including Joanna Cherry, James Duddridge and Martin Whitfield.

 Panellists responded to questions from the floor:

  • What should we do differently in our collective efforts to end AIDS for everyone, everywhere?
  • How is the UK government working to make the links between the SDGs and use the synergies as opportunities for its investments and leadership?
  • How can we break down sectoral programming and funding silos to deliver coordinated action across sectors?

Discussion focused not only on why we need to tackle HIV in an integrated fashion across other SDGs, but also how to do this, through: 

  • government policy and capacities at national and local levels
  • the coordination, allocation and review of funding to enable multi-sectoral financing models
  • breaking down silos in government sectors, funding streams and civil society
  • joined-up services to address the needs of the whole person


Further STRIVE resources on the SDGs:

A selection of photos from the event:

Mercy Ngulube and event chair Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Mercy Ngulube, co-chair of the Sophia Forum, and event chair Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Professor Melissa Leach, IDS, and Diane Kingston OBE of Frontline AIDS

Professor Melissa Leach and Diane Kingston OBE (Frontline AIDS), lead author of the report

Mike Podmore, STOPAIDS Director

Mike Podmore (STOPAIDS Director)

 STRIVE's Annie Holmes with Lord McConnell

STRIVE's Knowledge into Action Director, Annie Holmes, with Lord McConnell