They are broader development activities and policies that help support HIV, TB and malaria programmes to be effective, efficient and able to reach all populations in need. Critical enablers support health services by addressing important issues – such as discrimination, violence, gender inequality, limited autonomy - that make it difficult for some populations to access essential services to protect and promote their health.
Critical enablers remove human rights and gender-related barriers to services and create an enabling legal, political, social, economic and cultural environment that protects peoples’ rights and promotes access to HIV, TB and malaria prevention, treatment, care and support services.
They include efforts that work to:
For more information on the role of the UN, UNDP and the Global Fund in relation to critical enablers, please see: