Three new resources released by PATH highlight the key accomplishments of the Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), an international effort to build support for new, woman-initiated tools for HIV prevention.
GCM was founded in 1998 by members of the women’s health movement and the HIV community to focus attention on the critical need for new HIV prevention options for women. PATH served as secretariat for GCM from 2001 until GCM’s closure in 2012.
Giving women power over HIV
GCM built a powerful global advocacy network for new HIV prevention options for women, increased political will and investment, supported more ethical and effective clinical trials, and paved the way to introduce products when they become available.
The campaign became one of the largest disease prevention and social health movements in the world. It gave women and communities a voice in research, policy, and practice, and it built a foundation of approaches that continues to inform global health advocacy today.
To highlight these achievements, PATH is releasing:
- An online video on YouTube that features key players and stakeholders in GCM’s history.
- A publication providing an in-depth look at GCM’s history over its 14 years.
- A shorter, companion publication that highlights key lessons learned for global health advocates.
- The Global Campaign for Microbicides.
- Case study of the Global Campaign for Microbicides in Reproductive Health Matters.
Posted January 7, 2014.