Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for … 2020 / Global solidarity, shared. Dates: December 1.
Passion and concern for women welfare and empowerment Initiative PACOWWEI Kaduna joined in the WAD celebration.
See the key actions from WHO
The key actions are:
- Renew our fight to end HIVThe global AIDS response has slowed down: it’s time now to invest, to innovate HIV services with broader health care and the pandemic response to get back on track to end HIV by 2030. Missing the global targets for HIV for 2020 should not be a setback but a renewed call to do better.
- Use innovative HIV services to ensure continued HIV care.There are many new approaches countries are adopting to ensure HIV care during the pandemic. WHO has recommended multi-month prescriptions of HIV medicines to protect the health of people on HIV treatment and to reduce the burden on overburdened health services.
- Engage and protect our nurses, midwives and community health workersWe urge policymakers to ensure that frontline health workers, nurses, midwives and community health workers are engaged and protected when delivering services for HIV and COVID-19.
- Prioritize the vulnerable – youth and key populations
We need to ensure that children, adolescents and members of key and vulnerable populations affected by HIV do not fall through the cracks of health care disruptions during COVID-19. Key populations include people who use drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and people in prisons that are disproportionately affected by HIV.