Papua New Guinea: Born free of HIV
Mark and his wife, Lucy, who are both living with HIV, had their doubts when they enrolled in a programme to prevent parent-to-child transmission of the virus. Now the life of their daughter, who remains HIV-negative, is a testament to great progress for the world’s children.
The 2013 Children and AIDS Sixth Stocktaking Report states that coverage for women and children living with HIV in Papua New Guinea is improving, but still must expand. About half of all women and children living with HIV in Papua New Guinea are receiving treatment.
Papua New Guinea, together with 52 other countries has signed off on the promise of commitment towards child Survival in a recent campaign entitled, “Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed.” Working to end new HIV infection among children by 2015 and keeping mothers alive is a key element of UNICEF’s commitment to child survival under this global initiative.
Produced by Vlad Sokhin
© 2013 UNICEF / Vlad Sokhin