Adolescent Mothers Affected by HIV and their Children

Resources

Report of Consultation Co-Hosted by WHO and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS

This learning session, co-hosted by WHO and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, brought together 43 global thought leaders from the HIV, sexual and reproductive health, early childhood development, poverty reduction, rights, gender, exclusion and mental health sectors to develop an evidence-informed advocacy agenda for adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children. The learning session was accompanied by a comprehensive evidence review (1); a video of young mothers from across Africa (2); and an advocacy briefing (3) on what needs to change to deliver an effective integrated approach for children and adolescents. This document is a full report from the learning session.

Adolescent Mothers Affected by HIV and Their Children: A Draft Advocacy Agenda

On December 2019, the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and the World Health Organization co-hosted a learning session to develop an evidence-informed advocacy agenda on adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children. This document sets out just the draft advocacy messages and recommendations for donors, governments, and civil society, which were prioritised by participants of the Learning Session. This is a ‘live’ document and has been put out for further consultation with adolescent mothers affected by HIV and the communities of practice that work alongside them.

Adolescent Mothers Affected by HIV

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS (the Coalition), in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and World Health Organization (WHO), hosted a webinar focused on the unique challenges in reaching adolescent mothers affected by HIV. The slides are available here. A recording of the webinar is available here.

Adolescent Mothers Living with HIV and Their Children

At ICASA in December 2019, Dr. Elona Toska presented on the experiences of adolescent mothers affected by HIV, sharing data from two studies in South Africa.

Tackling exclusion: Strengthening SRHR among pregnant adolescents & adolescent mothers

At the Coalition’s Learning Session in December 2019, Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli presented  on the maternal health service utilization of adolescent women in sub-Saharan Africa.

What is being done to support adolescent and young mothers affected by HIV and their children?

At the Coalition’s Learning Session in December 2019, Dr. Chewe Luo and Laurie A. Gulaid of UNICEF presented on the evidence, interventions and gaps presented on the evidence, interventions and gaps in efforts to reach adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children.

HIV Health & Broader Considerations for Adolescents and Their Young Children

In a  recent presentation, Coalition Member, Professor Lorraine Sherr, addresses the complex experiences of HIV positive and HIV-exposed but uninfected adolescents and their young children.

Deliver an Integrated Approach For Children & Adolescents Affected by HIV and AIDS

We are failing in our global ambitions to tackle HIV and AIDS and their impacts on children and adolescents. Integrated approaches – those that combine biomedical, social and economic support – are proven to be the most effective way of enabling HIV-affected children and adolescents to survive and thrive. This briefing identifies what action donors, policy makers, implementers and advocates must take in order to deliver an integrated approach to children and adolescents.

Adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children – understanding and meeting their needs in our HIV response and global commitments

This background note outlines the current evidence on the experiences of young mothers affected by HIV and their children, the impact this has on how well they do across HIV-specific and SDG-related indicators, and solutions that may deliver improvements across several HIV and SDG targets simultaneously.