We are currently in the middle of an eight-week discussion on the HIFA forums on the subject of Learning for quality health services.
This new report from WHO and partners indicates that: 'Almost half (46%) of the world’s 1.7 million children living with HIV were not on treatment in 2020 and 150 000 children were newly infected with HIV, four times more than the 2020 target of 40,000'. Read online: https://www.who.int/news/item/21-07-2021-new-report-reveals-stark-inequa...
Comment from me below.
New report reveals stark inequalities in access to HIV prevention and treatment services for children—partners call for urgent action
UNAIDS, PEPFAR, UNICEF, WHO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
21 July 2021 Joint News Release
Almost half (46%) of the world’s 1.7 million children living with HIV were not on treatment in 2020 and 150 000 children were newly infected with HIV, four times more than the 2020 target of 40 000
In the final report from the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free initiative, UNAIDS and partners* warn that progress towards ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women has stalled and none of the targets for 2020 were met.
The report shows that the total number of children on treatment declined for the first time, despite the fact that nearly 800 000 children living with HIV are not currently on treatment. It also shows that opportunities to identify infants and young children living with HIV early are being missed—more than one third of children born to mothers living with HIV were not tested. If untreated, around 50% of children living with HIV die before they reach their second birthday.
Comment (NPW): Failure to provide life-saving treatment is clearly grossly incompatible with 'quality health services'. Availability of life-saving treatment is a key determinant of quality.