The main objective of this annual contribution under our ongoing 5-year Public International Organization (PIO) grant (2008-2012) is to increase significantly UNAIDS' effort to scale up the global response to HIV/AIDS with particular emphasis at the country level. This global response seeks to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, provide care and support, reduce individual and community vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. To achieve these goals, UNAIDS implements activities that:
UNAIDS priorities for action as expressed in its 2009-2011 Outcome Framework will contribute to achieving critical PEPFAR goals and targets: through FY 2013 in its bilateral programs, PEPFAR plans to work in partnership to support increased persons receiving ART by the same percentage that the average United States Government cost per patient of providing treatment in countries receiving bilateral HIV/AIDS assistance has decreased compared with FY 2008; prevention of 12 million new infections; and care for 12 million people, including 5 million OVCs. To meet these goals and build sustainable local capacity, PEPFAR will help support training of at least 140,000 new health care workers consistent with the goals and objectives of the Reauthorization legislation.
UNAIDS programs are increasingly focused on placing the HIV/AIDS response in the context of broader health and development challenges. Especially with a renewed focus on the MDGs and how work on MDG 6 (infectious diseases) can impact the other health-related MDGs, strong partnership with UNAIDS is essential. HIV/AIDS programs expand health systems and workforce, contributing to the achievement of the health-related MDGs by addressing the demands and impact of HIV/AIDS on health workers and providing a platform for the expansion of overall health systems.
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