Children living with HIV: a global priority

Children living with HIV: a global priority

According to the most recent UNAIDS figures only half of all children living with HIV are accessing treatment. As a result they face the highest risk of AIDS-related deaths, compared with all other age groups. And once enrolled in care, young people are more likely than adults to drop out.

We believe this situation is unacceptable – treatment and care for children living with HIV should be accelerated. Aidsfonds currently develops partnerships with other donors with the aim to improve and scale up prevention and treatment for this high-priority population. As a first step Aidsfonds has launched a call for proposals on children living with HIV in Mozambique, Nigeria and/or South Africa. With this call, we support civil society organizations to develop, implement and monitor an intervention model to find children exposed to HIV which are not found by the conventional health system approach. To find more children living with HIV that don’t know their status yet, and to find them as early as possible. Of course this will include a strong focus on PMTCT and the prevention of HIV in children. We ask for programs with both a research component and a service delivery component, with a civil society organization in the lead.

More information and a link to the online application form can be found at: https://aidsfonds.org/grants-and-funding

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