The children

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

The Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) – Child Protection

Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Rate

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Humanitarian Response, Early recovery & Peace building efforts


Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Georgia has a low incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with the estimated HIV prevalence rate 0.1 per cent among adults aged 15-49. Official statistics reported 2,005 HIV infections at the end of 2009. In 2008, UNAIDS estimated that the actual number of the cases was 4,000. Injecting drug users account for 59.7 per cent of infections. Alarmingly, almost two thirds of Georgia’s estimated 40,000 injecting drug users began using drugs between 15 to 19 years of age.

UNICEF Action to combat communicable diseases

Upstream UNICEF support:
• Support to the development of National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2011-2016.
• Introduction of PMTCT in guidelines and protocols of peri-natal care.

Recent impact:
• Reduced risk of mother-to-child transmission as a result of the provision of all HIV-infected pregnant women with a complete course of antiretroviral prophylaxis.

UNICEF current focus/New initiatives:
• Prevention from IDU/HIV among vulnerable youth in Georgia.
• Continuous access to PMTCT services for all HIV positive mothers. 



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