The Key Correspondents Programme (KCP) aims to influence HIV and broader health policy, programming and financing at a local, national and international level by supporting Key Correspondents (KCs), with a particular focus on representatives from marginalised groups most at risk of HIV, to report the HIV, health and human rights stories that matter to them   

The KCP is a network of citizen journalists supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) which assists the network with mentoring, training and opportunities to be more widely heard

As part of the KC charter, KCs agree to produce work in line with this KC editorial policy.

  1. KCs should write on the following core issues:HIV and the human rights of vulnerable groups: Stories relating to those most at risk of HIV i.e. men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, injecting drug users, prisoners, women and children in regard to criminalisation, discriminatory legislation, violations and hate crimes (including gender based violence), stigma from state/law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers.

  2. HIV prevention and treatment: Condoms, community sensitisation, public health eduction, harm reduction, access to services, financing, counselling and testing, ART, scientific advances, medical training for health workers

  3. HIV and care: Community-based care, home-based care, wider socioeconomic impact on carers, access to services, financing.
  4. HIV, sexual and reproductive health and maternal, newborn and child health: Family planning, sero discordant couples, parent to child transmission, breast feeding, male participation

  5. HIV and its links with other health issues: TB, non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases, healthcare resourcing and health systems, universal health coverage
  6. HIV, children and youth: Children living with HIV, children impacted by HIV, families impacted by HIV , orphans, education
  7. HIV and links with wider development issues: Livelihoods, food security, emergencies, fragile states, poverty, governance, water and sanitation
  8. HIV and the key players: National and international donors, multilateral and bilateral agencies, the private sector including pharmaceuticals and health insurers, public-private partnerships, civil society, community engagement, post MDGs, corporate-social responsibility, health strengthening systems.

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