Child Protection Health MDG

New HIV infections among infants declined between 2009 and 2012 by 50 per cent in Ethiopia!

HIV Tetsing

Today, on 29 November 2013, UNICEF releases the ‘Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report’, the first report of its kind since 2010. The 6th Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS provides the latest figures, based on 2012 country data, on both the first decade (Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and pediatric AIDS) and the second decade (adolescents 10-19 years) of life – all in one place. Many of the figures that appear in the second decade are new, since most publications provide data on ‘young people’ (15- 24 years) only, rather than adolescents (10-19 years).

Some of the most remarkable successes were in high HIV burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The report shows that new infections among infants declined between 2009 and 2012 by 50 per cent in Ethiopia!

Country progress in reducing new HIV infections among children aged 0–14 in the 21 Global Plan priority countries in Africa, 2009–2012On page 10 of the report (www.childrenandaids.org) you will find the graph which indicates that Ethiopia is one of the seven countries (out of the 22 priority countries of the Global Plan) highlighted as having halved new HIV infections among children aged 0 – 14. In Ethiopia, this major decline is mainly observed in the first year of a child’s life because of successful prevention of mother to child transmission interventions.

See the press release here

 

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