Me and My Healthcare Provider
Me and My Healthcare Provider is a campaign that is part of the International AIDS Society’s (IAS) Nobody Left Behind initiative, which focuses on the broader needs of key populations affected by HIV – men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.
Me and My Healthcare Provider celebrates the many doctors, nurses, receptionists, pharmacists and other frontline healthcare providers who are #DoingTheRightThing by delivering quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services to key populations, often in the face of discriminatory laws, traditions and belief systems.
The campaign is driven by key populations affected by HIV, giving them an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of healthcare providers who have made a tangible difference in their lives.
- Highlight best practices around key population health and establish a community of good practice within clinics
- Showcase the importance of the client-provider relationship as a key element in delivering HIV prevention, care and treatment
- Recognize healthcare provider champions who are the unrecognized heros in the lives of many MSM, transgender people, people who inject drugs and sex workers
The 2016 healthcare provider champions
From left to right the winners are Martha Angelica Carrillo (awardee), Dr. Oleksandr Yurchenko (awardee), Erika Castellanos (nominator), Dzmitry Filippau (nominator), Dr. Hector Javier Salvatierra (awardee), Jana Villayzan (nominator), Sir Elton John, Dr. Hermine Meli (awardee), Kevin Ambah Evina (nominator), Floribert Biombi A. Kiki (nominator), at AIDS 2016, Durban, South Africa.
Learn more about the 2016 healthcare provider champions here.