The board of the Joint U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS has come up with several measures to help member states improve their response to HIV.

The recommendations were presented at the end of the board’s 30th meeting, which ran June 5-7. The board called on member states to ensure national HIV programs meet the needs of women and girls, and ensure laws and policies do not affect the “successful, effective and equitable delivery” of HIV prevention and treatment programs.

The board also urged UNAIDS to continue advocating funding for civil society and facilitate “strategic, country-driven and coordinated technical support.”

U.N. member states’ representatives and members of nongovernmental organizations attended the event. The board, at the meeting, also welcomed U.N. Women as UNAIDS’ latest co-sponsoring partner. The U.N. body is expected to further UNAIDS’ work on gender equality and HIV, and help improve the program’s collaboration with women’s organizations around the world.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.