- There were 1.8 million new HIV infections in 2016, 1.2 million of these occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.1
- 1.7 million people were killed by tuberculosis (TB) in 2016—TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV.2
- 45% of all new HIV infections were in key populations, many of these individual lack safe and dignified access to essential HIV services.
- More than half of men under the age of 35 do not know their HIV status.3
- The number of 15- to 24-year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa has doubled since the start of the epidemic, and girls and young women account for 74% of new HIV infections among adolescents in the region.4
What Jhpiego is doing
Since 2001, Jhpiego has brought scientifically driven innovations to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases.
- Jhpiego is working in 16 countries* with support from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
- Jhpiego has supported HIV testing services in 34 countries and has provided 10 million people with testing services.
- Currently, 74,000+ people are receiving antiretroviral therapy through Jhpiego-supported programs.
- Since 2008, 3.5 million males have accessed voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) through Jhpiego-supported services across 12 of the 15 VMMC focus countries.
- Jhpiego supports WHO’s “Global Plan to End TB Strategy” and “Stop TB Partnership” and is integrating TB symptom screening and services into HIV/AIDS; family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; and primary care.
- * Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia
- 1 UNAIDS. 2016. Global HIV Statistics. Geneva: UNAIDS.
- 2 World Health Organization. 2017. Global tuberculosis report 2017. Geneva: WHO.
- 3 PHIA Project. 2016. “Malawi Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment: MPHIA 2015–2016.” New York: ICAP at Columbia University; PHIA Project. 2016. “Zambia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment: MPHIA 2015–2016.” New York: ICAP at Columbia University; PHIA Project. 2016. “Zimbabwe Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment: MPHIA 2015–2016.” New York: ICAP at Columbia University.
- 4 WHO. 2016. “TUBERCULOSIS: Global Tuberculosis Report 2016.” Geneva: WHO.