Published on 26/06/2019

90-90-90: ENDA Santé paves the way for a territorial approach to the fight against HIV/AIDS

Following the example of the international community, Senegal is committed to achieving the 90-90-90 by 2020. This commitment requires that :

  • 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status
  • 90% of people who test positive for HIV receive sustained antiretroviral treatment
  • 90% of people on antiretroviral treatment have an undetectable viral load

Despite numerous efforts by health and political authorities and development partners, Senegal has not yet achieved these goals with only a few months to go.

According to the CNLS strategic plan 2018-2022, in 2018 69% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 57% of infected people have access to ARV treatment and 19% of people living with HIV have an undetectable viral load.

With a concentrated epidemic, Senegal has a relatively low prevalence of 0.5% in the general population but high prevalence among key populations where vulnerability to HIV is accentuated by certain socio-cultural, legal and religious barriers. Stigma and discrimination are often cited by populations vulnerable to HIV as one of the causes of the violation of their rights.

To remove these barriers, ENDA Santé held an advocacy workshop aimed at political, administrative and community authorities and human rights organisations for better care of the most vulnerable populations.
This workshop, organised within the framework of the implementation of the Global Fund project, in partnership with theNational Alliance of Communities for Health (ANCS), aimed to create a framework for exchanges on HIV and human rights, in order to discuss the care of populations vulnerable to HIV.

The meeting was an opportunity for Daouda Diouf, Executive Director of Enda Health, to invite local authorities to become more involved in the fight for a territorial approach to the response.