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Delivering... for children
The world has now been living with HIV and AIDS for more than a quarter of a century.
When the first handful of cases was reported in June 1981, who could have predicted the devastating global impact of the virus and the dramatic effect it would have on international development work?
It has been 25 years of learning, and of trying to catch up as the virus hurtled across the globe at a terrifying pace. In the global response to the pandemic over the past two-and-a-half decades, however, something has been clearly absent. Children � the most vulnerable members of society � remain on the periphery of the world's response. In the areas of prevention, care and treatment, children and youth are still at the bottom of the priority list or off the agenda entirely. That marginalisation places at risk not only millions of young lives, but the future of many societies as well. And, given the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children, it is unconscionable.
This August, as decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and leaders convene in Toronto for the sixteenth International AIDS Conference, it is morally and strategically imperative that children and young people move to the core of the global response to HIV and AIDS. The conference theme, �Time to Deliver�, is a good reminder that it is indeed time to re-assess global priorities and increase our vigilance to ensure that what, and how, we �deliver� reaches the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.
This edition of Global Future brings into focus some critical aspects of �prioritising children�. Contributors to this edition include:
Mr Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Dame Carol Kidu, Papua New Guinea's Minister for Community Development
Dr Mike Toole, Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute, Australia
The Hon Jos�e Verner, PC, MP, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation
Madame Luisa Morgantini, MP, Chair of the European Parliament's Development Committee
Dr Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
World Vision staff contributors
FEATURING contributions by children and young people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
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