Saving Lives is extremely proud that its home city of Birmingham signed up as part of the Fast Track Cities initiative last year. This UNAIDS project enables cities to declare their intention to meet a range of goals around HIV and BBVs – most especially the elimination of HIV by 2030.
Each Fast Track City undertakes to bring together all stakeholders within its boundaries to work together in concert to achieve these aims. Saving Lives has always aimed to work across communities and organisations – at the grassroots, with the NHS, alongside other charities and faith groups, with local and central government – to enhance and improve our collective response to HIV … and therefore our collective health. We’re looking forward to being a part of Birmingham’s FTC+ story.
In this video, Dr Steve Taylor, Saving Lives Medical Director – and Clinical Director for the Birmingham FTC+ Initiative – speaks about what Fast Track Cities means to him. He’a also joined by long-term Saving Lives ambassador David Rowlands, Councillor Mariam Khan and the Hepatitis C Trust’s Shabana Begum.