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.
Many millions of people around the world are affected by emergencies, the majority of whom are women and children. Among them are many who are known to be living with HIV and others who may not know their HIV status.
The purpose of this document is to provide operational guidance on HIV and infant feeding in emergencies. It is intended to be used to complement emergency and sectoral guidelines on health, nutrition and HIV, including specifically infant feeding, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and paediatric antiretroviral treatment.
The report summarizes how UNICEF and its partners contributed to the global HIV and AIDS response in 2017 and reviews the impact of these accomplishments on children and the communities where they live. This is one of nine reports on the results of efforts during the past year, encompassing gender equality and humanitarian action as well as each of the seven Strategic Plan outcome areas – health, HIV and AIDS, WASH, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion.