This article was originally published on UNICEF Mozambique.
In Mozambique, five adolescent and young girls receive a special award on World AIDS Day for winning the SMS BIZ/U-Report Girl-to-Girl competition
At the Fast-Track to End AIDS event organized by UNAIDS, African presidents and partners highlighted the success of the global HIV response. Among the speakers in attendance were the Presidents of Botswana, Guinea, Malawi, Seychelles, Uganda and Zambia, the King of Swaziland and the First Ladies of Côte d’Ivoire, Namibia and Panama.
UNICEF has long been at the heart of global efforts to put the HIV epidemic into an irreversible and rapid retreat.
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.
At the turn of the century, and the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals, an HIV diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence for most children and their families in low-income countries. But now, an early diagnosis paired with treatment and care can ensure long healthy lives, regardless of location, and can help prevent transmission of HIV to others. Since 2000, thirty million new infections were prevented, nearly eight million deaths averted, and fifteen million people living with HIV are now receiving treatment.
A total of 30 participants from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United States attended the webinar on March 20, 2017 to discuss Thailand's lessons learned in reaching the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis. Thailand is the first country in the Asia and the Pacific region and the first with a large HIV epidemic to receive validation from the WHO for achieving this milestone.
The links to the presentation and summary are below:
This is the last policy brief in a series of 6 policy briefs that address social protection & adolescents. This brief discusses ways in which combination social protection lowers unprotected sex among adolescents.
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: