HIV/AIDS

Who we are

WHO Department of HIV/AIDS & Global Hepatitis Programme

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 and hepatitis. The new forward-looking strategy covers the period 2016-2021. It was developed with partners and stakeholders and was endorsed by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly on 28 May 2016.

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.

WHO Department of HIV/AIDS & Global Hepatitis Programme

More about our work

Global health sector strategy on HIV, 2016-2021

Global health sector strategy on HIV, 2016-2021

The strategy builds on the extraordinary public health achievements made in the global HIV response. Grounded in principles of human rights and health equity, the new strategy will contribute to a radical decline in new HIV infections and HIV-related deaths, while also improving the health and well-being of all people living with HIV.


Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021

Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, 2016-2021

This is the first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, a strategy that contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The strategy addresses all five hepatitis viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E), with a particular focus on hepatitis B and C, owing to the relative public health burden they represent.

Stopping the toll. That’s our challenge.

Department of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme video 2015/2016

December 2015 - Short video by the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS and the Global Hepatitis Programme profiling some of the achievements of 2015 and priorities for 2016.

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

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