HIV/AIDS

About us

Who we are

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of HIV/AIDS provides evidence-based, normative and policy support to Member States in scaling up treatment, care and prevention services to enable a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV in countries. WHO is a cosponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).

The Department of HIV/AIDS also hosts the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP), which focuses its work on the development of normative guidelines and strategies to support countries in responding to the tremendous burden of viral hepatitis.


What we do

The Department of HIV/AIDS plays a leading role in the global HIV response and supports the Member States in implementing the global health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS for 2011-2015.

The GHP focuses on collaboration with countries and partners to implement the global strategy on prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection, issued in 2012.


Core areas of work


Where we work

The Department is part of the WHO Cluster for HIV, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM). It works in close cooperation with the Headquarters’ departments working in HIV-related areas: reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, tuberculosis, blood safety, essential drugs and medicines policy, disease surveillance, mental health, vaccine and microbicide development, and substance dependence. The Department also coordinates across WHO’s HIV and hepatitis activities at Regional and Country levels.


Consultancies and requests for proposals

The Department is leading a process to develop two strategies to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda: Global health sector strategy on HIV, 2016-2021 and Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, 2016-2021.The process will require broad consultation with countries, relevant constituencies and partners and linkages with other key health and development strategies. We are looking for a consultant who can help us manage this process. Application deadline: 22 October 2014.

We are looking for suitable contractor(s) to support us in finalising systematic reviews for the development of the WHO's 2015 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretrovirals. Submission deadline is 30 October 2014 17:00.


Internships

We accept interns from all over the world. The internships are unpaid and can be for up to 3 months. Interns are expected to work on HIV/AIDS scientific and programme management topics of global interest. Please visit the WHO Internships website for full information and to apply.

Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS 2011-2015: Let’s do what’s right for everyone

Global Hepatitis Programme

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Contact us

World Health Organization
HIV/AIDS Department
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
Email: hiv-aids[at]who.int