Integrating the Health and Social Service Sectors to Achieve Health for All
Tuesday, April 20 2021
8:30-10AM New York (GMT-4)
2:30-4PM Geneva (GMT+2)
3:30-5PM Nairobi (GMT+3)
Population-based surveys have found that children on antiretroviral treatment fare worse in achieving viral load suppression compared to adults. With this persistent inequity, ending AIDS in children will not be possible without adaptations and innovation in programming.
UNICEF’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, in collaboration with governments and partners, supported a mixed methods study that included literature review, assessment of laboratory data in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe, and interviews with health workers and caregivers in Malawi to determine viral load suppression rates and identify their drivers to inform programming.
This webinar will share findings, challenges and recommendations from the study and convene a panel discussion with country representatives to reflect on the findings and way forward from the ministry of health, laboratory and health worker perspectives. The webinar will open with a global overview of the epidemiology and HIV response for children, stressing the urgent need to close the gap in paediatric treatment, followed by a presentation of the new WHO guidelines and Vatican partnership for improved diagnostics, treatment and care for children.
For more information, read the study and briefs here!