Africa REACH commenced its work in June 2022, after hosting the inaugural Leadership Council meeting. The initiative coalesces around the powerful elements of African political and cultural influence, together with intergenerational leadership to create a new action agenda around ending AIDS in children and young people in Africa. This is in response to the disproportions in HIV response for children and young people living with HIV.
Develop a continentally-agreed upon definition of the “end of AIDS in children and youth in Africa by 2025” and work with partners to hold countries accountable towards accomplishment of that goal.
Work with African partners to recognize a few countries that would benefit from additional technical assistance and support new country-led efforts to identify, advocate for, and advance programmatic and policy changes in country that will improve maternal, pediatric and adolescent HIV outcomes.
To accomplish these objectives, Africa REACH will both create and enrich the following: African-led accountability towards paediatric and maternal HIV goals on the continent; global and continental momentum for renewed efforts to end AIDS in children and young people in Africa; and a centralized support mechanism to ensure that political commitments and public attention are translated into meaningful and sustainable national level action.