On the International Day of the African Child (June 16), the Free To Shine campaign, led by the African Union and the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), called for the prioritisation of services to prevent, identify and treat HIV in children.
Africa has achieved considerable success in the fight against HIV and AIDS. However, data in the new Free To Shine Africa Interactive Map highlights that children at risk of and infected with HIV have been left behind in Africa’s progress and they need to be prioritised as a matter of urgency. OAFLA and the African Union are leading the Free To Shine campaign to provide continental leadership to address this issue.
Read the full press release here.