The EU support to HIV in southern Africa
|Speaker||Jean François Aguilera HIV/AIDS Helpdesk to support Southern African EU Delegations Henning Mikkelsen Senior Adviser, UNAIDS Brussels Office|
Out of 2.0 million people who died due to AID in the world in 2008,
1.4 million (70%) people lived in Sub-Saharan Africa !
Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the epidemic HIV/AIDS in the world.
Significant gains have been achieved in the last years, to which EU financing has contributed,
in particular on universal access to anti-retroviral treatment and prevention of
mother-to-child-transmission of HIV.
Nevertheless the epidemic continues to outpace the response in most countries in the region since national prevention strategies often failed
to address the key drivers of the epidemic.
Unfortunately, some promising new technologies like microbicides showed disappointing results and
effective vaccines will not be available in a near future.
Let’s listen to our specialist speakers for the more recent evolutions on HIV prevention…
and the achievements made regarding MDG 6.