United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

unaids-20140504-1Overall Mandate 

Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations adopted by Member Nations of the United Nations, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up the universal access.
UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Vision

  • Zero new HIV infections;
  • Zero discrimination;
  • Zero AIDS-related deaths.

Strategy

To translate its vision into action, a 2011-2015 strategy was adopted. This strategy aims to revolutionize HIV prevention, accelerate the next phase of treatment, care and support, and promote human rights and gender equality. Its implementation in the country is through a biennial work plan (2 years).

Contribution of UNAIDS in the response against HIV and AIDS in Guyana

In Guyana, for the coming two years, UNAIDS will focus on the following objectives through the implementation of its 2014-2015 work plan:

Increase number of HIV positive women and children initiated on treatment: i) Development of high level political platform for Guyana Elimination Initiative; ii) Support the MoH/NAPS and SRH efforts toward elimination of MTCT and AIDS-related death in Hinterlands and hard to reach areas; iii) Strengthen PLHIV Network (G+) technical skills for a greater involvement of PLHIV on e-MTCT at community level.

Increase domestic fund and achieve greater accountability and efficiencies in funding HIV: i) Development and implementation of National Investment case, including sustainable financing options; ii) Implementation of National dialogue on treatment 2015 and inclusion of agreed recommendations in the HIV/AIDS biennial operational plan.

Remove punitive sections on penal code for a more favorable legal environment for MSM and Sex Workers: i) Mobilization of key stakeholders from Civil Society and international community for stronger advocacy work; ii) Development and dissemination of Human Rights and HIV guideline for Judiciaries body.

Leadership, advocacy, coordination, coherence, partnerships and accountability: i) Finalization of theMode of Transmission exercise and use the data for re-prioritize strategies and key activities; ii) UCO provide leadership toward Universal access.

Contact the office:

UNAIDS
56 Main and New market Streets,
Guyana, Georgetown.
Tel: +592 2251580