HIV and AIDS remains a major sustainable human development challenge for Lesotho. Poverty, unemployment and slow behaviour change are among the factors influencing the spread of the epidemic. While the Government of Lesotho has made significant progress in responding to the epidemic, reduction of new infections especially among adolescents and young women has been slow.
Lesotho has committed itself to fast track the 90-90-90 targets by 2020, and is working towards ending AIDS by 2030. Prevention of new HIV infections in adults and children remains the single most important national priority. To achieve these results Lesotho has intensified coverage, access and utilisation of high impact services, prioritised populations most at risk and vulnerable groups, and is making smart investments.
It is for these reasons that the Government of Lesotho has resuscitated the National AIDS Commission (NAC). NAC is expected to provide strategic leadership and governance to ensure that Lesotho does not lose the gains of the past, but also expand them to secure a sustainable future.
The Mandate of the Commission is to provide strategic leadership and governance, efficient and effective coordination and management of the National Multi-Sectoral and decentralized HIV and AIDS response, towards ending HIV and AIDS by 2030.
Staff at National AIDS Commission (NAC) have experience in