Highlights on HIV and hepatitis at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

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20 May 2015 – The Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly (WHA68) convenes in Geneva, Switzerland on 18–26 May 2015. The assembly will discuss several agenda items concerning global responses to HIV and viral hepatitis. These include agenda item 14.1 on "Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals", agenda item 14.2 on "Health in the post-2015 development agenda", and agenda item 14.3 on "Adolescent health", for which HIV is a major priority.

WHO recommends 10 measurements for HIV epidemic

11 MAY 2015 | Bangkok, Thailand – WHO released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels. The new consolidated guidelines recommend the use of 10 global indicators to collect information along the cascade of HIV care and treatment as a principal way to track epidemics and responses. The guidelines aim to help national decision-makers access all HIV strategic information essentials in one place.

Public comments on the global validation advisory committee nominations

Global validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

29 April 2015 – WHO and partners are establishing the first global validation advisory committee of advisors for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis. Individuals and organizations interested in the EMTCT efforts are welcome to access information on nominations to this committee and express their views on the candidates by 13 May 2015. After the consultative process, the global validation advisory committee will convene for the first time in June 2015 to review progress made in countries aiming to achieve EMTCT targets.

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