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Title
UNAIDS and WHO Consultation on Progress in Prevention and Care in the Context of the "3 by 5" Initiative and the Perspective of Universal Access in the Western Pacific Region
Imprint
World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, January 2006, 48 pp
Url
http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/7D70B179-48CB-4857-9DA7-BADE9E3684E8/0 MeetingReportUNAIDSWHOConsultation2005Manila.pdf
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12-16 December 2005, Manila, Philippines. (WP)HSI/ICP/HSI/3.5/001. Report series number: RS/2005/GE/45(PHL)

Abstract

"The WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID (UNAIDS) organized the four-day UNAIDS and WHO Consultation on Progress in Prevention and Care in the Context of the 3 by 5 Initiative and the Perspective of Universal Access in the Western Pacific Region with the objective that, by the end of the consultation, the participants would have: (1) reviewed progress made on prevention and care in the context of the 3 by 5 Initiative; (2) shared experiences among countries on the current performance of monitoring and evaluation systems related to HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support; (3) identified ways to strengthen the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention and care; and (4) defined the conditions and terms of reference for a partners technical working group on scaling up of HIV/AIDS prevention and care in the Western Pacific Region. The programme included technical presentations, situation reports from countries and partners and open forum discussions across a broad range of issues related to: the epidemiology and surveillance of HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific; lessons learnt from the 3 by 5 Initiative in prevention, treatment, care and support; universal access to prevention and care by 2010; partnership development; and strengthening of health systems. Despite the significant progress of the 3 by 5 Initiative, it was recognized that there are still many challenges to be faced in pursuit of the goal of universal access. Confidence was expressed that such a goal is feasible if there is a high level of political and financial commitment, the process is truly country-led, it builds on achievements and lessons learnt in the 3 by 5 Initiative, there is genuine involvement from communities and people living with HIV/AIDS, and an integral part of the approach involves strengthening of health systems. Meeting participants reached a number of conclusions addressing those and other requirements to achieve universal access."

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