This guide brings data, information and knowledge sources on HIV/AIDS in Africa together in one unique finding tool. The links to third party websites do not imply endorsement by the UNECA.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.
WHO Strategy on HIV/AIDS for 2011-2015: "Let's do what's right for everyone"
HIV/AIDS in Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is by far the worst affected region in the world. An estimated 28.1 million Africans were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2001 Among them an estimated 2 4 million children under 15 years were living with HIV/AIDS, largely due to mother-to-child transmission. Since the beginning of the epidemic and by the end of 2001 a cumulative 19 million people have already died of AIDS - over three times the number of AIDS deaths in the rest of the world. Learn more
The world has halted and reversed the spread of HIV. The epidemic has been forced into decline. New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the epidemic. Now the response is going one step further—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Read more- 'Aids by the numbers 2015' / UNAIDS