WHO Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Assembly 2014
19-25 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
On the occasion of the 67th World Health Assembly, the Department of HIV/AIDS highlighted and disseminated key publications, in particular the new Operational Plan 2014-15 for the HIV Programme, and the 2014 Progress Report of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015.
Representatives from the Department engaged with WHO Member States and other stakeholders during the Assembly, and discussed technical support and collaboration to help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis. There were also two items on HIV and Hepatitis on the Health Assembly’s agenda.
Representatives from the HIV Department presented at various times during the World Health Assembly at the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM) cluster booth, situated in the “Galerie des Pas Perdus” in the Palais des Nations. This opportunity allowed the Department to discuss issues with representatives from Member States and other stakeholders on WHO’s work in providing evidence-based, normative policy support to countries in scaling up sustainable HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services, as well as the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP), which coordinates a WHO-wide response to viral hepatitis, including providing global policy and technical guidance and support to countries.