CAN envisions a global health agenda that fully recognizes, integrates and supports caregivers and community-based care and support (including home-based care) as a fully recognized and resourced part of the health and care system.
- Community caregivers are recognized, affirmed and supported by being included as decision-makers in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of resources, policies and programmes at all levels.
- Relevant international and national policies and strategies make specific reference to and provide specific support for both primary and secondary caregivers, strengthen and expand public health care services and human resources for health through increased International and national funding in order to fully integrate and support women and girls providing care services in their households and communities as a key part of the continuum of care.
- Funding for caregiving increases in quality and accessibility, with a minimum percentage of direct funding support earmarked for community-led responses to health and care priorities, particularly those driven by women
- Sustainable and adequate social protection and/or insurance schemes, including pension and savings schemes, are established to meet the basic minimum needs of both primary (family) and secondary carers, and compensation for secondary carers is budgeted for in care and support programming.
- Human rights are integral to an effective HIV and broader health response. This includes ensuring access to water, sanitation, basic services, promoting food security and livelihoods initiatives, and protecting and promoting women’s land and inheritance rights.
How CAN works
CAN strengthen's a global advocacy agenda on care-giving and home-based care by:
- Identifying relevant advocacy opportunities and institutions where we can collectively advocate at national and international levels for a greater focus on our joint advocacy
- Serving as a central clearinghouse for research, policy, information and programs on care-giving and home-based care
- Supporting a platform for constituency-building, linking, self-support and self-representation of home-based caregivers through the work of our respective institutions