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Fighting HIV & AIDS in Pakistan: UNICEF Strategy

Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV

From Prevention through Protection: Expanding the HIV Response for Children and Young People in Pakistan

 

From Prevention through Protection: Expanding the HIV Response for Children and Young People in Pakistan

The Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign was launched globally in October 2005 by UNICEF and UNAIDS. The campaign supports efforts to halt and reverse HIV transmission among children and adolescents and ease the impact of HIV on those already infected.

The Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign was launched in Pakistan on July 16th, 2007 by the National AIDS
Control Programme, Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and UNAIDS to ensure that children and adolescents were pushed to the top of the AIDS agenda and to the forefront of the debate in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Why the Campaign in Pakistan?
Pakistan is in a concentrated epidemic driven by injecting drug users and male and hijra (transgender) sex workers. As the concentrated epidemic in Pakistan matures amongst high-risk populations and migrant workers and more data becomes available, the effect of HIV and AIDS on children and adolescents is better understood. In addition, Pakistan has one of the largest cohorts of young people in the world - 60% of the nearly 160,000,000 are under the age of 24 years. These young people need correct information on HIV in order to protect themselves and their peers.

Click below to read the full document (pdf. 724KB):
From Prevention through Protection: Expanding the HIV Response for Children and Young People in Pakistan

To order hard copies, please contact:
Ms. Bettina Schunter, Project Officer HIV and AIDS, UNICEF at bschunter@unicef.org
Ms. Khola Arooj, Arooj, Project Assistant, UNICEF at karooj@unicef.org

 

 

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