on external sites does not necessarily reflect the policies or
views of UNICEF.
over 33 million people living with HIV, of which more than 95%
live in the developing world, UNICEF's capacity at the regional
and country level is crucial to addressing the epidemic.
UNICEF works closely with national governments, non-governmental
organizations and other United Nations agencies to improve the
lives of children, youth and women. Areas in which UNICEF gives
particular emphasis in supporting National Governments and local
AIDS Education where programmes expand life skills learning
and the inclusion of HIV/AIDS in school curricula
and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS where programmes focus on
strengthening family and community capacities to protect and
care for children and ensure access to basic services
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
of HIV by ensuring access to a minimum package of services
for pregnant women (delivery, post natal care including access
to voluntary counseling and testing,anti-retroviral drugs to
reduce risk of transmission to infant, and infant feeding information
and counseling) and
Communication where programmes support the development
of policies, legal frameworks and build partnerships.