All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible—strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.

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Flying high to save children from HIV in Malawi

By Ricardo Pires

18 March 2016 – Twenty-nine-year-old Melina Nkosi* had to wake up before dawn and walk for two and a half hours to reach the Matapila Health Centre, located in a small village 20 kilometres away from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. She hopes that today she will finally get the good news for which she’s been desperately dreaming.

For almost two months, Melina has been waiting to get the result of her baby’s HIV test. She is tired from the commute but even more exhausted in her heart and mind.

Step Up the Pace

Towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

The Step Up The Pace Report takes stock of the progress and shortfalls in the HIV response in the region, offers an analysis of the challenges that continue to slow progress, and outlines several strategic directions that can accelerate the pace of progress towards the targets deined in the ‘Three Frees’ framework for ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.

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