UNAIDS serves as the leading advocate for global action against HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to guide, strengthen and support worldwide efforts to turn the tide against the epidemic.
At the end of 2015 the UNAIDs Programme Coordinating Board adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.
All UN Member States have adopted this strategy and most governments have adopted HIV prevention programmes. However many developing countries lack the expertise or funding to fully implement effective programmes. Hence prevention gaps.
The agreed Sustainable Development Goals include ‘empowering women to prevent HIV infection in Africa, investing in community advocacy and services to end the AIDs epidemic’. Maternal education & parental education & access to basic medical facilities are key to achieving these goals.
ABC has adopted this challenge.
New HIV infections among children (aged 0-14 years) with and without the provision of antiretroviral medicines to prevent mother-to-child transmission, global 1995 - 2015