Mentor mothers support and empower pregnant women in protecting their babies from HIV infection and staying healthy.
UNICEF has long been at the heart of global efforts to put the HIV epidemic into an irreversible and rapid retreat. Under the Strategic Plan for 2018–2021, UNICEF will continue to align its HIV-related commitments to global goals and targets detailed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Political Declaration agreed to at the June 2016 United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS; the Fast Track Strategy to End AIDS developed and championed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030; the ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ Framework for Ending AIDS in Children, Adolescent Girls; and the All In Framework to end AIDS in Adolescents and Young Women by 2020 that emerged following the success of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (Global Plan).
The purpose of the report is to showcase the significant contributions of many partners to research, innovations, community mobilization, programmes and policy actions aimed at ending the AIDS epidemic in adolescents in support of the ALL IN! agenda.
A total of 105 participants from Uganda, Nepal, Iran, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, and many other countries attended the webinar on March 9th which featured new research on PMTCT and pediatric treatment presented at CROI 2017.
The links to the webinar, presentations, and webinar summary are below:
Webinar: Updates from CROI 2020 on pregnant women, children, adolescents and HIV
Thursday, 26 March, 2020 9:00–10:30 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 virtually at CROI 2020.
This publication primarily seeks to define and clarify the key elements of adolescent-friendly health services to help ensure that adolescents living with HIV receive appropriate and effective treatment, summarize existing guidance on adolescent-friendly health services and differentiated service delivery for adolescents living with HIV while showcasing best-practice case studies based on country experience in implementing these services.
This document is the result of collaborative work between the Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme, WHO and the HIV/AIDS section, UNICEF.
Download a selection of abstracts related to children, HIV and AIDS published in peer-reviewed journals between July and October 2019.
The topics in this issue of the research summary are: (1) HIV in pregnancy and breastfeeding, (2) HIV prevention, (3) HIV testing and diagnostics, (4) paediatric HIV treatment, (5) HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people and (6) HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women.
From, UNICEF Newsletter: For every child, ending AIDS (November 2019)
The paediatric service delivery framework presents strategies to address bottlenecks across the continuum of care for each population: infants, children and adolescents. This includes keeping mothers who receive interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and their infants in care; locating missing infants, children and adolescents through family and index testing; linking those diagnosed with HIV to services; treating them with efficacious regimens and retaining them on treatment to achieve viral suppression. It describes comprehensive and targeted service delivery models, which emphasize strong linkages between testing, treatment and care, and between communities and facilities.
The framework was developed by a group of global experts who were convened by UNICEF in June 2019 to advance the collective thinking on paediatric HIV service delivery. The partnership's analysis of current evidence and specific programme interventions that need to be scaled up to improve the quality of HIV treatment services and reach more infants, children and adolescents with these lifesaving medicines is presented here.
The full framework and supporting documents will be released in 2020 and updated on this page.