The Global Plan – one year on

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Launched in June 2011, the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (Global Plan) is an unprecedented effort to leverage and coordinate the contributions of various partners to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  This session, hosted by PEPFAR and UNAIDS––co-chairs of the Global Steering Group that is responsible for implementing the Global Plan––will highlight the ways in which the Global Plan is mobilizing the political, technical, and financial resources needed to achieve the goal through its focus on 22 priority countries that account for 90% of new paediatric HIV infections globally.   

New HIV infections in children have been virtually eliminated in many developed countries, and through the Global Plan partners from all sectors are taking on the challenge to help to make this a reality everywhere.  Session speakers will highlight the experience of PEPFAR and UNAIDS in leading high level advocacy efforts through the Global Steering Group; the leadership and experiences of national governments in mobilizing resources, developing national plans, and scaling up high quality HIV services; the experience of PEPFAR and UNAIDS in leading high level advocacy efforts through the Global Steering Group; the vital contributions of the private sector to this effort; the role of technical experts and implementers in supporting countries with the best available technical guidance and direct technical support; and the role of civil society in supporting program scale up at the community level.