Since the early 1990s, the Health Equity Matters International Program has worked to support stronger civil society responses to HIV, health and human rights in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Grounded in principles of community ownership and a partnership approach, Health Equity Matters’ International Program works closely with communities most affected by HIV to engage in capacity development, organisational strengthening, policy, advocacy and strategic planning.

    More recently, Health Equity Matters leads multi-country programs in Asia and the Pacific to ensure responses to HIV are sustainable. With an expanded scope, Health Equity Matters’ International Program is working with respective country governments and communities to scale up effective programs that can reduce HIV transmission in the region, sustain investments in community-led HIV prevention programs, and influence more efficient HIV financing policies.


  • Building on Health Equity Matters’ partnership approach, the International Program currently works with over 20 civil society and community-based organisations, the United Nations, World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Bank as well as Ministries of Health and other government stakeholders across ten countries in the Asia and the Pacific.

Current programs

Past programs

International Policy Papers

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