WHO Launches $1M Emergency Response To HIV Outbreak Among Children In Pakistan
New Humanitarian: U.N. launches emergency response to contain Pakistan HIV epidemic
“The discovery of an HIV outbreak among hundreds of children in Pakistan has spurred an international response and put a spotlight on health care and treatment practices in a country already facing a fast-rising epidemic. This month, the World Health Organization started rolling out a $1 million emergency response, but medication shortages are already posing a challenge as responders try to contain the outbreak. … Its plan, which will be carried out with the government, NGOs, and other U.N. agencies, calls for resources to treat up to 5,000 patients in Larkana, screen as many as 150,000 people, and reach 1.5 million people in the wider community with HIV education…” (Ashraf, 6/19).