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Title: HIV Prevention in the African Region: a Strategy for Renewal and Acceleration Report of the Regional Director
Authors: Regional Committee for Africa, 56
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: Nearly two thirds of the world's HIV-positive population live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005 alone, out of the 4.9 million new infections, 3.2 million occurred in the African Region, the majority of those affected being aged between 15 and 49. 2. Countries in the African Region have made encouraging progress in implementing various elements of prevention and treatment interventions to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The main challenges include limited effective coverage of services in order to have the required impact, weak linkage between prevention and treatment interventions, weak health systems, lack of favourable policy environment for HIV prevention and inadequate resources at all levels. 3. Recognizing the alarming trend in HIV incidence in the Region and the need to increase measures to control further progress of the epidemic, the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, at its fifty-fifth session in August 2005, adopted Resolution AFR/RC55/R6, “Acceleration of HIV prevention efforts in the African Region”. By that resolution, the Regional Committee declared 2006 the “Year for Acceleration of HIV Prevention in the African Region” and urged Member States to re-emphasize and re-invigorate HIV prevention efforts.
Description: Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-sixth Session Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 August–1 September 2006, Provisional agenda item 8.2
Subject: HIV
Health Systems Plans
Health Policy
Population Surveillance
Young Adult
Context: prevention and control
Gov't Doc #: AFR-RC56-8
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee for Africa

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