Friday, October 12, 2007

HIV prevention in the african region: a strategy for renewal

HIV prevention in the african region: a strategy for renewal
and acceleration : Report of the Regional Director

Author: WHO

Date: September, 2006


Nearly two thirds of the world's HIV-positive population live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005 alone, out of the 4.9 million new infections, 3.2 million occurred in the African Region, the majority of those affected being aged between 15 and 49.

Countries in the African Region have made encouraging progress in implementing various elements of prevention and treatment interventions to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The main challenges include limited effective coverage of services in order to have the required impact, weak linkage between prevention and treatment interventions, weak health systems, lack of favorable policy environment for HIV prevention and inadequate resources at all levels.

Recognizing the alarming trend in HIV incidence in the Region and the need to increase measures to control further progress of the epidemic, the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, at its fifty-fifth session in August 2005, adopted Resolution AFR/RC55/R6, “Acceleration of HIV prevention efforts in the African Region”. By that resolution, the Regional Committee declared 2006 the “Year for Acceleration of HIV Prevention in the African Region” and urged Member States to re-emphasize and re-invigorate HIV prevention efforts.

The main objective of this strategy is to contribute to the acceleration of HIV prevention and to the reduction of the impact of HIV/AIDS in the context of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. The strategic approaches proposed focus on scaling up access to prevention interventions and integrating prevention with treatment, care and support.

The Regional Committee is requested to review and adopt this proposed strategy along with the attached resolution. Fulltext

1 comment:

Ada said...

That's a good strategy,I have a friend on who is HIV patient,he will be very gald to know that strategy