Children and adolescents are at the centre of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic yet remain inadequately served.
“Children should be the first to benefit from our successes in defeating HIV, and the last to suffer from our failures.”
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
It’s time to prioritise reaching and serving children and young people in the HIV response
The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections among children and expanding access to treatment for children, adolescents and pregnant women living with HIV has slowed significantly and targets set for 2018 have not been met.
“The failure to reach the 2018 targets to reduce new HIV infections among children and adolescents and to widen access to life-saving treatment is both disappointing and frustrating,” says Gunilla Carlsson, UNAIDS Executive Director.
“We need to act quickly to turn this situation around and honour the commitment to end the AIDS epidemic for the next generation.”
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the frontlines of health service delivery into a state of emergency. PATA is responding to this with a COVID-19 action plan, designed to offer support across the PATA network. We have also collated key COVID-19 resources for health providers and have created a space for individuals to submit messages of support to frontline health providers.
#TeamPATA stands in solidarity with frontline health providers during this challenging time.