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Preventing HIV and unintended pregnancies: Strategic framework 2011-2015. In support of the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive. 2nd ed.
[New York, New York], United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA], 2012.  p.We are at a turning point for delivering on the promise to end child and maternal mortality and improve health -- marked by bold new commitments. This strategic framework supports one such commitment, the 'Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive'. It offers guidance for preventing HIV infections and unintended pregnancies -- both essential strategies for improving maternal and child health, and eliminating new paediatric HIV infections. This framework should be used in conjunction with other related guidance that together address all four prongs of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This document focuses on strengthening rights-based polices and programming within health services and the community.
Strategic approaches to the prevention of HIV infection in infants. Report of a WHO meeting. Morges, Switzerland, 20-22 March 2002.
Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, Department of HIV / AIDS, 2003. 22 p.To further guide its contribution to global efforts to reach the UNGASS goal, WHO organized a meeting from 20 to 22 March 2002 with the following specific objectives: to review the likely contribution of current strategic approaches to preventing HIV infection in infants and young children in different epidemiological situations and settings for service delivery; to provide guidance to WHO on priority areas of work for preventing HIV infection in infants within the frame of its mandate, strategic directions and core functions. Annexes 1 and 2 outline the meeting agenda and list of participants. The first day, participants reviewed programme experiences related to preventing HIV infection in infants and young children and discussed how the strategy of the United Nations agencies in this area could be refined and strengthened. Some historical background on the development and implementation of intervention to prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV was briefly reviewed. Through plenary presentations, group work and plenary discussions, the elements of a comprehensive strategic approach were defined. During the second day of the meeting, participants focused their attention on the specific role of WHO in global efforts to achieve the UNGASS goal. (excerpt)
New York, New York, UNFPA, 2004. 6 p.In order to achieve internationally agreed development goals, it is vital that the linkages between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care be addressed. To date, the benefits of the linkages have not been fully realized. United Nations agencies have initiated consultations with a wide range of stakeholders to identify opportunities for strengthening potential synergies between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS efforts. This Glion Call to Action reflects the consensus of one such consultation, which focused on the linkage between family planning (a key component of reproductive health) and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) (a key component of HIV/AIDS programmes). The focus of the Glion Call to Action on preventing HIV among women and children is fully consistent with the parallel need for increased commitment to the health and wellbeing of women themselves. Therefore, the Glion Call to Action rests on the consensus achieved at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and acknowledges the rights of women to decide freely on matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, and the need to improve access to services so that couples and individuals can decide freely the number, spacing and timing of their children. In order to ensure that these rights are respected, policies, programmes and interventions must promote gender equality, and give priority to the poor and underserved populations. (excerpt)