A new call to action, co-authored by the Regional Inter Agency Task Team on Children & AIDS and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, titled Time to Step Up, outlines the urgent steps needed to prioritize children affected by HIV and AIDS in the post-2015 development agenda.
Ending the HIV pandemic is possible, but to do so, we must act quickly and recognize that the needs of children—the most vulnerable among us and unable to advocate on their own behalf—include but go beyond ending the spread of HIV and finding a cure.
For children, urgent steps are required including:
– Better integrating strategies to reach this population into regional and national plans;
– Providing the care and support needed to ensure optimal development; and
– Scaling up treatment, prevention and access to services—for children and their carers.
Read the full Time to Step Up report