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How the world joined together to end AIDS for children

At the turn of the century, and the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals, an HIV diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence for most children and their families in low-income countries. But now, an early diagnosis paired with treatment and care can ensure long healthy lives, regardless of location, and can help prevent transmission of HIV to others. Since 2000, thirty million new infections were prevented, nearly eight million deaths averted, and fifteen million people living with HIV are now receiving treatment.

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[RELEASE OBTAINED] Photographed in August, Longezo is 3 and living with HIV in Nkhuloawe Village, Malawi. This is his home.

Malawi first piloted treatment for all pregnant women (Option B+) in 2011. Since then, health workers have been working tirelessly to test for HIV and prevent new infections in women and their families, and to keep those living with HIV on treatment. Here is Bizwick's amazing story.

UN Secretary General Report Warns Gains in Combating the AIDS Epidemic Could be Lost without Urgent Action

The world has made tremendous progress in combating the AIDS epidemic over the past 15 years. However, the Secretary General’s report, On the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic, warns that those gains could be lost without urgent action. …
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Koncha-Zaspa - Nadiia (30) with two of her children in the room of the center for displaced people  she currently lives in. Nadiia is a perfect example of an active breastfeeding mother - she works and studies with her child, breastfeeding him on demand.

In Ukraine, over 1.3 million have been internally displaced as of 10 July 2015.  The security situation has remained volatile along the contact line in eastern Ukraine over the past month resulting in further displacement. According to UNICEF/CDC assessment among IDPs, only 1 in 4 internally displaced children under 6 months is exclusively breastfed. Moreover, in Ukraine 46% internally displaced mothers stopped breastfeeding of children under 6 months due to stress related to conflict. To support conflict-affected mothers, UNICEF equips them with knowledge to make sure mothers do not stop breastfeeding their children when they are displaced. Since January 2015, over 20,000 conflict-affected mothers have improved knowledge on benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.

In Ukraine, over 1.3 million have been internally displaced as of 10 July 2015.  The security situation has remained volatile along the contact line in eastern Ukraine over the past month resulting in further displacement. According to UNICEF/CDC assessment among IDPs, only 1 in 4 internally displaced children under 6 months is exclusively breastfed. Moreover, in Ukraine 46% internally displaced mothers stopped breastfeeding of children under 6 months due to stress related to conflict. To support conflict-affected mothers, UNICEF equips them with knowledge to make sure mothers do not stop breastfeeding their children when they are displaced. Since January 2015, over 20,000 conflict-affected mothers have improved knowledge on benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.

Maternal Health Research Summary for Mother’s Day

In honor of all mothers and to celebrate Mother’s Day, we are pleased to share a research summary on maternal health.  The summary features articles that discuss trends in maternal survival and mortality, the benefits and challenges of integrated care for maternal, …
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Rita Kumwenda with her baby, Mike. Rita is 24 years old and is from Kasungu, a small rural village in Malawi. She found out she was HIV positive when pregnant with her first child who passed away shortly after birth. Rita then fell pregnant again and was enrolled in a prevention of mother to child programme in a clinic nearby. She also joined a mothers support group where she learnt a lot about how to protect her child from HIV and how to stay healthy while on antiretroviral treatment. Rita gave birth to a healthy baby - Mike - who has tested negative to HIV. Malawi, 2015. © UNICEF/UNI182278/Schermbrucker

Technical Synthesis from the Monitoring and Evaluation Country Consultation Meeting on the Dissemination of the B+ M&E Framework

A country consultation meeting was held in Kampala, Uganda in October 2015 to disseminate the IATT B+ M&E Framework. Participants from 15 priority countries (Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South …
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