Children and AIDS


What UNICEF is doing

Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT)

Paediatric HIV care and treatment

Protection, care and support of most vulnerable children

Prevention among adolescents and young people

Results for children


What UNICEF is doing

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An 11-year-old boy, lies in a field at a centre that offers assistance and counselling to children orphaned by AIDS and to people who are HIV positive, in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Guided by a human rights based approach UNICEF supports the Government in the implementation of the National Multi-Sectoral Strategic Framework (2009–2012) and focuses on four aspects of HIV and AIDS: prevention, care, treatment and protection.

This programme focus extends from pregnancy through to infancy, adolescence and youth, and includes mothers as well as children.

The Government of Tanzania and UNICEF Country Programme is integrated into the 2011–2015 United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) in Tanzania.

With a clear focus on children, adolescents and young people, especially girls, and other vulnerable groups, the programme supports the scale-up of an evidence-based and equity focused comprehensive national HIV and AIDS response on eMTCT and paediatric AIDS, HIV prevention, and care and support for orphans and vulnerable children.

In keeping with the organization’s equity agenda, UNICEF will address disparities of HIV vulnerability among children, adolescents and young people and women in the hardest to reach areas. Scale up of HIV Prevention and Life Skills and eMTCT will focus on high HIV prevalence regions.



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