HIV Vaccination Awareness Day

Breakthrough Hope: Prioritizing HIV Vaccine Development to Transform Global Health Equity

As we commemorate HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, 2024, W4GF underscores the critical importance of accelerating HIV vaccine development to achieve global health equity.

Despite significant strides in combating infectious diseases like TB and malaria, the world still faces a daunting HIV epidemic, with 39 million people living with the virus in 2022 and nearly half of new cases affecting women and girls.

Equitable access to vaccines is not only a health imperative but also a moral one, essential for achieving sustainable development goals and ensuring health and gender equity. By learning from the successes and challenges of TB and malaria vaccines, and leveraging advances in mRNA technology, we can drive forward the urgent mission of developing an HIV vaccine.

Join us in advocating for stronger collaboration, increased investment, and gender-transformative policies to make life-saving vaccines accessible to all, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls. Let’s reaffirm our commitment to ending epidemics and advancing global health equity.

Read the full statement to understand the comprehensive strategy and urgent actions needed.

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