Who we are
The WHO Department of HIV/AIDS is part of the Cluster for HIV, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM). The department includes the Global Hepatitis Programme and is led by Gottfried Hirnschall. It consists of the following units: the Global Hepatitis Programme, HIV Treatment and Care; Key Populations and Prevention; Technologies and Commodities; Strategic Information and Planning; and Programme Development and Implementation.
What we do
The Department of HIV/AIDS and the Global Hepatitis Programme provide evidence-based, normative and policy support to Member States in scaling up HIV and hepatitis treatment, care and prevention services to enable a comprehensive and sustainable response to these epidemics in developing countries. Our work is guided by WHO's global strategies for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Currently, we are undertaking developments of new forward-looking strategies with partners and stakeholders to facilitate our work in the post-2015 development context.
Where we work
The Department of HIV/AIDS and the Global Hepatitis Programme is located in WHO headquarters in Geneva, working in close cooperation with other departments. It also coordinates WHO's HIV and hepatitis activities conducted through units at regional and country offices.
More about our work
"Achieving our goals" – Operational plan 2014–2015
WHO HIV Programme 2014
Watch the video "WHO FIGHTS AIDS" and download the WHO HIV Programme brochure "Leading the health sector response to HIV"