Social Protection: Potential for Improving HIV Outcomes among Adolescents

This is the fourth policy brief in a series of 6 policy briefs that address social protection & adolescents. This brief outlines ways in which social protection can improve HIV outcomes among adolescents.

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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.

Addressing adolescent girls and young women's risk and empowerment: Emerging lessons from the DREAMS Partnership

 

Recording of the presentation by Population Council on Addressing adolescent girls and young women's risk and empowerment: Emerging lessons from the DREAMS Partnership. July 11 2018 at UNICEF. The event was hosted by UNICEF's HIV and Gender sections.

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 aims to make a final push towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis as well as an end to paediatric AIDS.

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