In the global quest to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, meeting the
HIV-related needs of children, adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women represents
a critical piece of unfinished business. Progress towards eliminating new HIV infections among
children (aged 0-14 years) has stalled as countries grapple with going the last mile to eliminate
vertical transmission (VT). Our most vulnerable younger populations suffer glaring disparities
when it comes to accessing HIV testing and effective treatment. As a result, a disproportionate
number of children continue to die of AIDS-related causes.
Global Alliance SA Country Plan