HIV Mainstreaming, Gender and MDGs
National HIV responses have proven to be most successful when they have moved beyond addressing HIV as only a health concern, and involved a wider range of sectors and stakeholders. UNDP helps countries to mainstream attention to HIV and health into action on gender equality, poverty reduction and the broader efforts to achieve and sustain the Millennium Development Goals. This includes working with countries to understand the social and economic factors that play a crucial role in impacting health, and promoting specific action on the needs and rights of women and girls as they relate to HIV.
Understanding and acting on critical enablers and development synergies for strategic investmentsThe AIDS response needs a people-centred investment approach so that returns are maximized. For the response, the returns are clear - zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. AIDS-related investments must be smart and produce results for people; results that matter – lives saved, keeping people from acquiring HIV infection, keeping people alive and keeping people and families healthy and productive.