Nurses constitute more than 80% of the global healthcare workforce. They deliver primary and specialized health care, as well as identify and address structural barriers that affect access to care for vulnerable populations. As nurses, we use our unique experiences and perspectives to advocate for policies and funding that will shape better health care delivery and reduce health disparities in many global settings. Around the world, nurses develop cultural competencies with patient-centered perspectives to better design approaches to care and advance health equity in hard to reach populations. Nurse-led healthcare programs for HIV care and prevention and the treatment of HIV co-morbidities are changing the course of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
More than 700 nurses working outside of North America are ANAC members. Click here for standard membership information. For nurses working in a low- or lower-middle-income country as defined by the World Bank there is an option of an electronic-only membership. If you qualify and are interested in this type of membership, please click here to complete an interest form.
New World Health Organization Guidelines
In September 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines. Rapid adoption and implementation of the guidelines will support the achievement of ambitious global goals and targets for HIV in the coming years, including the 90–90–90 targets (90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status; 90% of people living with HIV who know their HIV status are accessing ART; and 90% of people living with HIV receiving treatment achieve viral suppression).