Project profile — Interagency Task Team on HIV Prevention and Treatment in Women, Mothers and Children

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Interagency Task Team on HIV Prevention and Treatment in Women, Mothers and Children - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2012-03-02 - 2014-03-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (95.00%)
• Asia, regional (5.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
Description and results


This initiative aims to improve global, regional and country progress towards the elimination of pediatric HIV by supporting the secretariat of the Inter-Agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers and their Children (IATT on PMTCT). The IATT on PMTCT is a central inter-agency technical partnership and global coordination mechanism that is co-convened by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, which aims to improve accountability and increase evidence use to support the country-led implementation component of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (eMTCT Global Plan). The eMTCT Global Plan outlines a commitment to eliminating new HIV infections in children worldwide, and reducing HIV-associated maternal deaths by 2015. Through the secretariat housed at UNICEF, the IATT on PMTCT supports: technical assistance; the development of normative guidance and operational tools; monitoring and progress-tracking of country implementation; and the management of knowledge sharing and use.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: improved prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programmatic performance at regional and country levels; improved accountability to track progress towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission at the global, regional and country levels; and strengthened Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) working group collaboration.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2013 include: This project has led to the launch of several key virtual platforms including the launch of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) website in December 2012, with more than 6,500 visitors to date; increased the number of members in the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) community of practice from 400 to 950; established a well-branded and attended virtual discussion and webinar series held on a monthly basis with an average of 50 participants per webinar; developed, launched, and disseminated a toolkit to guide countries transitioning to the new World Health Organization recommended treatment guidelines for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (Option B+); and launched the eMTCT progress tracking dashboard featuring country progress toward Global Plan targets.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Related information

Interagency Task Team on HIV Prevention and Treatment in Women, Mothers and Children - Related information
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