The four investment cases above highlight opportunities for the private sector to engage in the global HIV response for infants, children and adolescents in partnership with UNICEF.
The 'Last Mile' road map draws on the latest scientific research and programmatic evidence to describe and recommend strategies to achieve the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT). It includes a synthesis of evidence and country experiences for reaching EMTCT and recommends clear strategies that can improve the coverage, effectiveness and quality of national programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The goal of this document is to provide guidelines for coordinated action so that national programmes address local priority areas to achieve EMTCT in an effective, people-centred, efficient and directed manner.
This document was conceptualized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners including the Start Free working group, the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and it was validated by ministries of health of Botswana, Malawi, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Learning Collaborative draws on scientific research published in the second quarter of 2019 to bring you short summaries of the following topics: PMTCT, HIV testing strategies, paediatric treatment, HIV prevention and treatment in adolescent girls and young women, adherence and retention in care, and global governance and financing for HIV.
At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal in January 2019, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urged countries in Western and Central Africa to strengthen their commitments towards EMTCT and universal coverage for paediatric testing and treatment for HIV.
Countries and partners renewed their commitment to the 2015 Dakar Call to Action for Accelerating the Elimination of New HIV Infections in Children and Access to Treatment for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV by 2020.
Webinar: Updates from CROI 2019 on children, adolescents and HIV
Monday, April 1, 2019 9:00–10:00 AM EST
Dr. Lynne Mofenson, senior HIV technical advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, shared an overview of the latest science on HIV/AIDS related to women, children and adolescents presented at CROI 2019.