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GoC-UNICEF HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project


The Government of China (GoC) attaches great importance to and has made substantial efforts to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS. The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) also identified that the issue of children and HIV/AIDS should become its priority work in 2006-2010 project cycle. To respond to the strong commitment of GoC and the requirement of UNICEF Executive Board, UNICEF China Office decided to develop independent HIV/AIDS project in 2006-2010 project cycle.

The UNICEF HIV/AIDS project aims to help realize the project outputs related to MDGs and UNGASS commitment on children and young people, as defined in 2006-2010 action plan for HIV/AIDS program. The new project has four priority areas: 1) family and community based care for infected mothers and children; 2) care and support for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS; 3) prevention of risk behaviors, and reduction of HIV infection risks and social stigma/discrimination; and 4) development of partnership to support children and their families. Major project components include: 1) acquire and disseminate relevant messages/knowledge; 2) develop mass advocacy and mobilization activities on knowledge about HIV/AIDS, impact of HIV/AIDS upon children and young people and actions among the general population and key populations; 3) demonstrate and develop good practice based on accomplishments made, to be replicated widely by GoC together with civil affairs departments and international organizations; and 4) develop partnership for and with children, and mobilize actions and resources from various actors.
The GoC-UNICEF HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project has a total budget of USD 12.58 million from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2010. Project areas include Beijing, Shanxi, Henan, Liaoning, Jilin, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Gansu, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Yunnan and Jiangxi. Project components include public awareness raising, peer education, PMTCT, anti-discrimination, antiretroviral therapy, needle exchange, HIV/AIDS care and support, orphan care and leadership development. Target populations include paid blood donors, the public, young people, migrants, pregnant women, IDUs, MSM, PLWHA, AIDS patients and AIDS orphans.