The Philippines is at a critical stage in its response to HIV and AIDS. Millennium Development Goal 6, which aims to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS by 2015, is gravely challenged by the rapidly accelerating rate of HIV infection in the country. According to the 2012 UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, the Philippines is one of only nine countries globally with more than 25% increase in HIV incidence since 2001.
Aligned with the UN Development Assistance Framework 2012-2018 and the national AIDS Medium Term Plan 2012-2016, UNDP works to strengthen capacities of national and local governments and communities to plan and implement sustained, comprehensive and effective responses to HIV and AIDS.more
Lotus ceremony in an AIDS Candlelight Memorial commemorating people who died of AIDS. The Philippines is one of nine countries globally with more than 25% increase in HIV incidence since 2001. (Photo: Eliot Avena/UNDP Philippines)more
Projects and Initiatives
This Programme is directly aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2012-2016 and the AIDS Medium Term Plan (AMTP) 2012-2016. It seeks to strengthen capacities of national and local governments and affected communities to plan and implement sustained, comprehensive and effective responses to HIV and AIDS in the following areas of interest: (1) Development and resource mobilization for the implementation of gender-responsive, age-sensitive and context-specific normative guidelines for targeted HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes; (2) Policy reforms at the national and local levels; (3) Institutional capacity enhancement of the national and local AIDS coordinating bodies; and (4) Capacity development of national government agencies, Regional AIDS Assistance Teams, local government units and civil society organizations, including empowerment of community groups, particularly men having sex with men (MSM) and transgender groups, to participate in the country response to AIDS. more