Nancy Diaz

Nancy was a former Programme Manager in 3ie’s Washington DC office, where she is responsible for the communications, monitoring, and reporting aspects of 3ie’s HIV/AIDS programmes. She conducts site visits to monitor grant implementation and coordinates post-conference media outreach including workshops, press conferences, and content for the 3ie website.

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Civil society: strong advocates for evidence-informed HIV/AIDS policies and action

As a member of 3ie’s HIV/AIDS programme team, I attended the annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), where I was struck by the strong and vital presence of countless civil society organisations (CSOs). From the displays in the main lobby calling for sex workers’ rights to the exhibits displayed by legal networks, human rights advocates and community organizations throughout the Cape Town International Convention Centre, I was reminded that participation of CSOs is crucial to moving forward the dialogue and action on improved HIV prevention and access to HIV/AIDS treatment, especially in hard-hit developing countries.