Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors
This session, convened by the PMTCT partners, will aim to answer three questions: (1) Where are we now and what still needs to be done?; (2) What are the game changers, innovations and keys to success that we can learn from?; and (3) How can data drive quality and better outcomes for mothers and children?
This session will highlight game-changing innovations for pediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and monitoring as well as evidence supporting their readiness for scale-up and opportunities for these innovations to complement the role of PMTCT programs in the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will host the event where UNICEF launches a new report examining the global HIV response for children, adolescents and young women from the perspectives of extraordinary women leaders who have led the response in their spheres and made it their life’s work. The report tells a compelling story of the remarkable successes achieved over the course of 30 years of the epidemic, the difficulties encountered and the challenges overcome, and what lies ahead on the continuing road to ending AIDS for children and for all.
This dialogue will identify critical themes that could inform the future of the global adolescent AIDS response. Panelists will reflect on the complex innovation landscape; discuss ways to move differentiated service delivery models and technological innovations beyond pilot scale; and examine the leadership, policy and systems attributes that have enabled transformative scaling up of adolescent-responsive services in selected contexts.
This dialogue will give voice to the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the next generation of female leaders in the HIV response. Panelists will showcase innovative campaigns to galvanize a sustainable movement; stimulate inter-generational dialogue on how country-owned responses have elevated adolescent girls and young women’s (AGYW) participation in the national and regional discourse; and examine whether existing investments are sufficient to turn the tide.
Many countries in Africa have introduced and are scaling up routine point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID), and are also considering the targeted use of POC viral load (VL) testing within their national health programs. This session will highlight the contribution of 2 key resources: Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems and the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit to support countries with implementation.