7 April 2018
Today is World Health Day and the 70th Anniversary of the World Health Association
This WHO Guideline was a landmark guideline. It was developed in close collaboration with women living with HIV in all our diversities, around the world.
It has been endorsed by UNAIDS, OHCHR and UNFPA. We are very keen to see the efforts of all those who contributed to it bear fruit, and for other processes to follow its women-centred, rights-based example.
To guarantee the guideline’s effective implementation and fulfil its groundbreaking women-centred spirit and principles, its uptake must include the meaningful engagement of women living with HIV in all their diversity.
Would you kindly share the Checklist, attached, and the accompanying Statement about why we consider this WHO Guideline so important, with all your colleagues in your own offices, and with all your offices globally.
We are delighted that UNAIDS is currently supporting the implementation of the Guideline in Kenya, led in-country by Dorothy Onyango and her team in WOFAK and together with other UN entities.
We hope and trust that government, UN and other entities in many other countries will soon support women living with HIV around the world, in all our diversities, to undertake similar processes, so that our lifelong sexual and reproductive health and rights may be fully achieved.
Read our statement on why this Guideline is so important to us here.
Update July 2019: the Checklist itself has now been published by WHO as an official UN document and is available here.
The WHO 2017 Guideline is here.