Is health supposed to be human right just for a few of us?
Who is to blame for drugs to be considered a luxury commodity in many countries and for that no treatment is available for diseases affecting the poorest?
Are we aware of all the deaths that this cause?
90% of diseases around the world lies in impoverished countries.
Only 4 on 10 people with HIV/AIDS have access to treatment.
100 million people fall into poverty each year by having to pay for health services.
We could end up with all this by creating a universal health coverage to ensure access to basic health service for all, something we, people from developed countries, have such an easy access to that we don’t have to worry at all about it.
And what do we do to solve it?
As a human rights defense organization we fight to ensure that the right to health materializes for each and every person through a basic health package of quality services provided on universal and permanent basis.
Imagine a world in which all persons enjoy the right to a dignified life, and to the best possible level of health, in which all countries share a sufficient level of development, and in which the causes and effects of HIV/AIDS have been overcome.
Imagine a world where we all feel co-responsible for the well-being and the lives of others, and where international aid is based on a global cohesion model defining minimum, common standards for development and covering basic needs under a shared responsibility framework in order to attain these standards.
Stop imagining, we are not dreaming, we fight to make all this possible.
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE IT?
We work with political representatives so that the engagements undertaken by political leaders are completely fulfilled. We have a proactive approach, proposing solutions and influencing the designing and implementation of public policies.
We know citizens are the key for change and that’s the reason we do communication and awareness’s raising campaigns and actions, as well as education for sustainable development geared to achieving real and active society participation.
We are a non-profit, nonconfessional, independent foundation, unaffiliated with any public or private entity or international organization. We are financed by both public and private funding, the latter of which comes from members, foundations, individual donors, and companies outside the sphere of health.
We lead and coordinate the Tenemos SIDA coalition, established in 2005 in order to join forces in the effort to raise awareness and mobilize citizens for the purpose of impacting both Spanish and international decision-making bodies to secure an effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the countries of the Global South.
We participate as the only Spanish organization on Developed Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board.
We are member of the Mesa de Armonización en Salud de la Cooperación Española (MASCE, Spanish Cooperation’s Health Harmonization Board) and member, and currently co-chair, of the CONCORD (European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development ) HIV/AIDS Working Group..