Health GAP has been winning tough battles against long odds since 1999.
We use creative direct action tactics when power refuses to yield to calls for health justice. We combine those tactics with policy work at the highest levels of government and international institutions, resulting in an ‘inside-outside’ strategy that is effective in delivering results. Most importantly, Health GAP plays a critical role in pushing the AIDS movement towards audacious goals and winning—even in difficult political contexts. The result is tangible change for people living with and affected by HIV around the world.
BIG WINS AGAINST LONG ODDS
HIV treatment for 21.7 million
When Health GAP began in 1999 almost no one in the global South had access to HIV treatment. Today 21.7 million people around the world have access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs because of activism, including efforts by Health GAP.
99+% drop in the price of HIV medicines
Between 1999 and 2017, Health GAP’s interventions helped reduce the price of the most commonly used HIV formulations by 99+%: from $10,000 per year to $100 per year.
$72.7 billion in funding for the fight against AIDS
Health GAP works tirelessly alongside allies to campaign for funding for the global HIV response. We have helped to mobilize at least $72.72 billion in U.S. funding for landmark global health initiatives, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
850 new health care workers in Malawi
Health GAP worked with activists in Malawi to win U.S. government funding to pay the salaries of 850 health workers needed to scale up live-saving HIV treatment access. This is a major step forward in a country plagued by one of the world’s most severe health worker shortages in the world.
“Health GAP is an incredibly fierce, feisty, and smart little organization whose work has helped save the lives of millions of people living with HIV.”