Sustaining HIV Services through Universal Health Coverage: Cameroon’s Experience

Integrating HIV services into a country’s universal health coverage (UHC) program holds the key to ensuring sustainability in the battle against HIV. By embedding HIV services within the comprehensive framework of UHC, governments can ensure that people have access to the prevention and treatment services they need. In this short video, we delve deeper into how MSH collaborates with governments to facilitate these integrations, showcasing how this strategy can yield lasting impact.

Eliminating HIV and AIDS

Strengthening health systems is at the core of our response to HIV and AIDS. We build the capacities of public, private, and civil society partners to prevent, treat, and manage HIV and AIDS, developing systems that deliver gender-responsive, quality HIV services adapted to the populations we serve. Our technical teams guide policy reform by developing approaches to prevention, testing, and treatment services that increase efficiencies along the way, resulting in better access and person-centered care.  

For more than two decades we have served as a partner and core implementer to the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other donors. Through sound policies, smart planning, strong systems, a capable workforce, and safe, affordable, and effective products, we ensure that countries are better able to provide quality person-centered HIV services.   

We are the go-to partner for support to strengthen the functional and financial capacity of governments and partners to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control by:  

  • Deploying sustainable solutions for essential health system functions—pharmaceutical services, supply chain, commodity management, health financing, laboratory and surveillance systems, health workforce, and local governance, stewardship, and management — that support HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services  
  • Ensuring greater country ownership of HIV programs
  • Integrating sustainable and cost-effective HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services into broader primary health care and UHC efforts 
  • Providing consistently available, safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable HIV medicines, tests, and pharmaceutical services by improving governance, regulatory systems, supply chain management, information systems, and pharmacovigilance in the pharmaceutical sector