HIV, Health & Development

Challenges in the Arab States

Nearly three decades into the AIDS epidemic, the number of new HIV infections has yet to decline. Over 34 million people around the world are living with HIV and AIDS — half of them women. The epidemic has cost more than 1.8 million lives in 2010, and in 2011 over 1.7 million people died of AIDS-related causes.More

Our Goals

UNDP focuses on supporting the creation of an enabling environment to prevent the spread of HIV on one hand, and to support the empowerment of People Living with HIV (PLWH) on the other hand.More

Raising awareness about HIV in the occupied Palestinian territories

Marking the UN AIDS Day, UN staff join the students of st.George's School in an awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS

Our Stories

  • The Global Fund, a programme that UNDP implements in many developing countries, has immediate plans to scale up prevention, treatment and care services of HIV and AIDS in the occupied Palestinian territory. Photo: UNDP PAPP

    AIDS in Gaza: "I know, so I am not afraid"

    Fifty-year-old Um Mohammad, a mother of nine, has been living with HIV for 16 years in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory. She wasMore

  • From left to right: Sakariye Ahmed Muhumed (Radio Hargeisa) Keith Ricketts (BBC Media Action trainer), Mohamed Dek (Radio SBC – Bossaso) and Fadumo Abdirizak (Radio Garowe) February 2012.

    Using radio programmes to increase community awareness about HIV and AIDS

    Sakariye recently had the opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS-related issues through his radio show after participating in a HIV media project whereMore

Project & Initiatives

UNDP establishes a partnership with Saut Al Arab to empower PLWH

In the context of the initiative on the socio-economic empowerment of People Living with HIV (PLWH), the HIV Practice of the UNDP Regional Centre in Cairo (RCC) established a partnership with the famous radio station Saut Al Arab (which reaches out to 40% of the rural populations in the Arab world). more

Income generation for Algerian women living with HIV

Following a series of trainings for women living with HIV, UNDP in Algeria in partnership with local NGOs launched an initiative to help women infected or affected by HIV/AIDS to develop income-generating activities.

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Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability
Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability

The report provides a literature review and updated situational analysis of the HIV vulnerability factors experienced by key populations in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.