Reflecting on Botswana eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV transmission

Top marks: Botswana has exceeded even developed nations in reaching the health milestone PIC: UNAIDS.ORG
Top marks: Botswana has exceeded even developed nations in reaching the health milestone PIC: UNAIDS.ORG

On an annual basis, UNAIDS releases a global AIDS update report, which contains reflections on the reporting period, builds up to what can be expected, and makes recommendations on how countries need to respond to HIV at the national level, as well as collaboratively at regional and international levels.

On July 27, the most recent update titled "In Danger: Global AIDS Update 2022 was published. In it, new data are presented, which reveal the ways in which COVID-19 and other global crises shifted attention and resources away from HIV over the last two years, resulting in the heightened risks which will invariably impact many lives.

UNAIDS calls for an increase in domestic funding for Health and HIV funding given the shift in major donor approaches and competing priorities with pandemics and the global economic crisis due to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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