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Programmes to prevent HIV/AIDS


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With 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 organizations include: 

  The Health and Development of Young People by providing information and counselling services to young people

 School AIDS Education where programmes expand life skills learning and the inclusion of HIV/AIDS in school curricula

 Children 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 

 Programme Communication where programmes support the development of policies, legal frameworks and build partnerships.