Africa-Press – Angola. Angola and Mozambique are the Portuguese-speaking countries that, with 10 other African countries, are part of the new Global Alliance to End Childhood AIDS by 2030, announced yesterday during the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada.
According to Lusa, the partnership, promoted by the United Nations Program for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to end AIDS in children and ensure that no child living with HIV is deprived of treatment by 2030.
Worldwide, only half (52%) of children living with HIV receive life-saving treatment, a much lower percentage than adults (76%).
The establishment of the new Global Partnership to End Childhood AIDS by 2030 was announced by leading figures at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada.
The partnership also includes civil society organizations such as the Global Network of People Living with HIV, national governments of the most affected countries and international partners.
Twelve countries joined this alliance: Angola, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“No child should be born or raised with HIV and no child with HIV should go untreated,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, yesterday, referring to the new global alliance.