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2022 Rome Action Plan on Paediatric HIV & TB

Caritas Internationalis 

HIV DIAGNOSTICS

Faith Based Organizations commit to:

153. Equip, mobilize, and support faith leaders, FBOs, people in places of worship, and the wider community to create demand for testing of infants and children.

154. Combat stigma and discrimination among faith leaders and within communities of faith.

155. Further collaborate and coordinate community mobilization, education and outreach to find otherwise hard-to-reach children, adolescents, youth and adults for age-appropriate prevention education, testing and linkage to treatment, health and social support services and integrate into the national system.

Caritas Internationalis  commits to:


156. Strengthen its engagement with young people in fighting HIV and TB related stigma and discrimination and to work with them and the communities to spread awareness about the importance of HIV and TB prevention, testing and treatment.

Caritas Internationalis (CI) re-commits to the actions adopted in the 2017, 2018, 2020 Action Plan for both HIV and TB.

All partners commit to:

163. Address inequities by tackling the stigma and discrimination in communities, schools, and healthcare settings that prevent children living with HIV from accessing testing and treatment.

164. Increase literacy about CD4 testing and viral load and promote a client-centred approach to support expansion of access to viral load for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children on treatment, including at the point-of-care.

165. Review and assess emerging co-infections for immunocompromised infants and children, including those with advanced HIV disease, such as severe bacterial infections, fungal infections, and others for country consideration and implementation.

166. Engage affected communities for input and guidance on investment and programmatic priorities, provide support to in-country civil society organizations to engage in advocacy and demand creation for new tools, and ensure data is publicly available to support communities and civil

society to monitor progress regarding uptake and implementation of essential diagnostic tools.

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