The Global Health HIV program works to mobilize and appropriate funding to support projects around the globe that prevent the spread of HIV, provide care to those living with HIV/AIDS and improve access to testing and treatment. Our work also help increase the capacity of communities to respond to HIV/AIDS and combat stigma around the world. We prioritize the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. We work in partnership with the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund .
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In the last year alone 23 grants totaling $210,253 have been awarded to projects in 15 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over 67,000 people have been direct beneficiaries of the projects including 867 mothers living with HIV who received support services and 218 babies born to HIV positive mother who were detected and linked to anti-retroviral services.
The HIV program is part of the UMC Abundant Health Initiative
Our funds support projects designed to reach the most at risk populations of teenage girls and young women, sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, injecting drug users, prisoners, and migrants globally. These groups are unlikely to live in settings that address stigma and discrimination, and violence against women. They are also less likely to know they are infected (The UNAIDS–Lancet Commission. Defeating AIDS—advancing global health. Lancet 2015) and have limited access to counseling, testing and treatment services.