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For every child, end AIDS

About us


Our Vision

UNICEF's vision for an AIDS-free generation is that all children and their families are protected from HIV infection and live free from AIDS.


Our programme staff are based in UNICEF's New York headquarters, and in our offices in 192 countries worldwide. They specialise in HIV prevention, as well as in protection, care and support for babies, children, young people and mothers affected by the virus. Their work includes the theory and practice of ending the epidemic and caring for those it reaches.

UNICEF's "For Every Child, End AIDS” campaign is dedicated to preventing HIV among women, children, and adolescents who have been left behind and treating those living with HIV. Our new HIV programme response will build upon UNICEF's core commitments to "realizing the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged". UNICEF's HIV resources and talents will be refocused more selectively and collaboratively to help shift the way we work and maximize our impact for children. Our four operational shifts are as follows:

  • A differentiated response for country and programme prioritization
  • Integration with joint results and clear accountability
  • Intensified partner leveraging for resources and action
  • Strengthened knowledge leadership to enhance programme responses through a learning collaborative


Dr. Chewe Luo, Associate Director and Chief of HIV/AIDS Section

Chewe Luo, MD, PhD, is a pediatrician and tropical child health specialist. She is currently Associate Director and Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section in the Programme Division of UNICEF headquarters. Previously, she was technical team leader for children and AIDS country programme scale-up and Senior Programme Adviser on HIV and Maternal Child Health. She has nearly 20 years of experience in HIV and AIDS and child health as a clinician and researcher at the University Teaching hospital in Zambia; clinician in the UK and working with UNICEF at country, regional and headquarter levels. Chewe, a Zambian national, has a Medical Degree and a Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics from the University of Zambia, School of Medicine, a Masters in Tropical Pediatrics and a PhD from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool University, School of Medicine, in the UK. Chewe is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland.



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