Given their risk of mortality, all children living with HIV under the age of 5 are considered to have AIDS/advanced HIV disease (AHD) and should receive the pediatric AHD package of care.

The global response to end AIDS in children continues to be inadequate. Every hour, 11 children die of AIDS. Although children constitute 4% of people living with HIV, they represent 13% of AIDS-related deaths. Prioritizing early diagnosis, increasing access to treatment, and addressing underlying factors contributing to delayed care are essential steps toward stopping AIDS/AHD in children.

Join us for a webinar where speakers will address effective ways to STOP* pediatric AIDS/advanced HIV disease. This webinar will provide an overview of the current global landscape; highlight optimal policies and tools to better prevent, detect, and treat AIDS/AHD for infants, children, and adolescents; and share community advocacy experience at country, regional, and global levels and a call for action to support the scale-up of pediatric AIDS/AHD services. This event is organized by the O’Neill Institute’s Center for Global Health Politics and Policy, Fight AIDS Coalition, and the Global Network of People Living with HIV.


  • Florence Anam, Co-Executive Director, GNP+
  • Shaffiq Essajee, Senior Advisor, Global HIV/AIDS Programs, UNICEF
  • Sharonann Lynch, Co-Director, Center for Global Health Politics and Policy (GHPP), O’Neill Institute
  • Nandita Sugandhi, Consultant, Department of HIV, Hepatitis and STIs, World Health Organization
  • Edna Tembo, Coalition of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (COWLHA), Malawi

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Global Health Policy & Politics, Fight AIDS Coalition, Global Network of People Living with HIV, and the HIV Policy Lab.


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