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Welcome to the Learning Collaborative. This learning centre is intended to be a gathering place where users share the latest knowledge and evidence to catalyze innovation, sustain the HIV response and end AIDS for every child by 2020.

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Document Download Description Year
CSWG Policy Brief: Providing peer support for adolescents and young people living with HIV Providing peer support for adolescents and young people living with HIV

WHO recommends peer support, including peer counseling, for adolescents and young people living with HIV age 10-24 years (AYPLHIV).

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Preventing and treating tuberculosis among children living with HIV Preventing and treating tuberculosis among children living with HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in children living with HIV (CLHIV), particularly in TB endemic settings. TB in CLHIV is a

2018
CSWG Brief: Scaling up optimal antiretroviral treatment for children: A long overdue intervention Scaling up optimal antiretroviral treatment for children: A long overdue intervention

To achieve an AIDS-free generation, optimal treatment options for all infants and young children living with HIV must be available, tolerable and most importantly, effective.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Meaningful engagement of adolescents and young people in national and local HIV programming Meaningful engagement of adolescents and young people in national and local HIV programming

Adolescents and young people (AYP) (10-24 years) are being left behind in the HIV response, with high levels of new infections, and lower levels of diagnosis and treatment coverage than adults.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Family-based index case testing to identify children with HIV Family-based index case testing to identify children with HIV

Paediatric HIV treatment coverage is stagnating.

2018
Child Survival Working Group - Policy Briefs Approaching 2020: Scaling up key interventions for children and adolescents living with HIV

Urgent and ambitious 2020 global targets are on the horizon, yet there has been insufficient progress in paediatric and adolescent HIV to date.

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Learn more in the Foreword and download the briefs below. 

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Sensitizing health workers to providing responsive care for adolescents and young people living with HIV Sensitizing health workers to providing responsive care for adolescents and young people living with HIV

The 95-95-95 targets will only be achieved with zero discrimination, including within healthcare settings.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Engaging community and faith-based organizations to deliver PMTCT and pediatric HIV services Complementary and connected: Engaging community and faith-based organizations to deliver PMTCT and pediatric HIV services

To reach global pediatric HIV targets, efforts must extend beyond clinic doors.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Point-of-care testing as a solution for timely early infant diagnosis Point-of-care testing as a solution for timely early infant diagnosis

Despite remarkable progress in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), 160,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2016.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Providing differentiated service delivery to children and adolescents Providing differentiated service delivery to children and adolescents

Children and adolescents living with HIV (CALHIV) have a lifetime of antiretroviral therapy (ART) ahead of them.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: A child-centred approach for HIV programs A child-centred approach for HIV programs

As part of their basic human rights, children need access to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, and a clean and safe environment to grow and develop to their full

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Strategies to improve retention of mother-baby pairs in PMTCT programs Strategies to improve retention of mother-baby pairs in PMTCT programs

Approximately half of HIV infections among children take place during breastfeeding.

2018
CSWG Policy Brief: Addressing the service delivery needs of children of key populations Addressing the service delivery needs of children of key populations

Motherhood is common among female sex workers (FSWs) and many have at least one biological child.

2018
Social Protection Policy Briefs (2018) Social Protection Policy Briefs (2018)

Social Protection and HIV: Research Implications for Policy by UNICEF, the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children Affected by AIDS (RIATT-ESA) and the Coal

2018
HIV-sensitive Social Protection - Report (2018) HIV-sensitive Social Protection - Report (2018)

HIV-sensitive Social Protection: With focus on creating linkages between social cash transfer programmes and HIV services describes an intervention aiming to strengthen the linkages betwee

2018
All In in Eastern and Southern Africa (2018) All In in Eastern and Southern Africa Report (2018)

Building on the collaborative effort that resulted in tremendous progress in scaling up lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Eastern and Southe

2018
women at the heart cover Women - At the Heart of the HIV Response for Children.pdf

Because HIV-related stigma persists, UNICEF takes steps to safeguard the identities of children and their mothers in accordance with their wishes and with global standards of child rights and prote

2018
Research Summary - The Latest Science on HIV/AIDS (Apr to June, 2018) Research Summary - Q2 2018 Newsletter 2018
Eswatini National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS and Syphilis in Children (2018 – 2022) Eswatini National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS and Syphilis in Children (2018 – 2022)

The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) released its National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS and Syphilis in Children (2018 – 2022). This strategy aligns with the ‘Three Frees’ Framework and a

2018
WHO HIV and infant feeding in emergencies: operational guidance (2018) WHO HIV and infant feeding in emergencies: operational guidance (2018)

Many millions of people around the world are affected by emergencies, the majority of whom are women and children.

2018