titlepic4

Goals & Targets



Reduce new HIV infections among children by 90%

Reduce Parent-to-Child Transmission to less than 5%

Eliminate new paediatric HIV and congenital syphilis in Asia Pacific .



Learn more...

THL00043_10x8

EPTCT Validation

Asia-Pacific countries are progressing towards elimination of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV & Syphilis.

A mechanism to help countries confirm and validate elimination is now being set up

Click to find out more...

China Ruili Yunnan_8x6

EPTCT & post-2015 Agenda

2015 is the deadline for meeting MDG targets

Post-2015: a broader framework to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development

Universal healthcare and tackling HIV remain a top priority

Click to find out more...

in-the-community-header

Task Force Meeting

The EPTCT Task Force will meet in Beijing in September 2015

It will review progress to date and set out strategies to speed up EPTCT

Click to find out more...

CHILDREN BORN FREE OF HIV & SYPHILLIS

WORKING ON THE ELIMINATION OF HIV & SYPHILIS IN ASIA PACIFIC BY 2020

Eliminating parent-to-child transmission (EPTCT) of HIV and Syphilis is a global public health priority. EPTCT of HIV and Syphilis helps to improve maternal and child health and is key to achieving specific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These include MDGs 4 and 5 which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, and MDG 6 which aims to reduce the spread of HIV, malaria and other diseases.

In Asia Pacific

22,000

Pregnant women living with HIV had received ARV for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in 2013 with an estimated coverage of 30% of HIV infected pregnant women in the region.

25,200

Paediatric HIV Infants born to pregnant women living with HIV had started on antiretroviral prophylaxis to prevent mother child transmission.

10,700

Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Infants born to pregnant women living with HIV receiving virological test for HIV within 2 months of birth in 2013 with an estimated EID coverage of 14.5%

VALIDATION OF EPTCT  OF HIV & SYPHILIS 

As countries in the Asia-Pacific commit to and progress towards the Elimination of Parent-to-Child Transmission (EPTCT) of HIV & Syphilis, a regional mechanism to assess and validate elimination is being set up.  WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAIDS have developed a set of guidelines for this process in “Global guidance on criteria and processes for validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis”. 

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS:

See EPTCT in Action