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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



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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

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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

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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

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WORKING TOWARDS ELIMINATION OF HIV & SYPHILIS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

EPTCT AND THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline is upon us and Elimination of parent-to-child transmission (EPTCT) of HIV and Syphilis has been key in achieving MDGs 6 – to reduce the spread of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Countries’ efforts to eliminate PTCT of HIV and Syphilis have been core in improving maternal and child health, and have contributed to the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, respectively.

EPTCT AND THE POST-2015 AGENDA

The ambitious 2030 Global goals and targets embody a broader framework, where health is integrated with social development, poverty reduction, human rights, and sustainability. With the global consensus that “nobody will be left behind”, universal health coverage is deemed crucial to bridge the equity gap and achieve health for all, including women and children in need of PPTCT and life-long treatment. Governments’ continued political commitment to EPTCT is paramount to achieving an AIDS free generation and ending the HIV epidemic post-2015.

PARENT TO CHILD TRANSMISSION IN ASIA PACIFIC
27,710

Pregnant women living with HIV had received ARV for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in 2014 with an estimated coverage of 38% of HIV infected pregnant women in the region. This is an increase from the 30% in 2013.

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%

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