Progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections 2019
Accountability for the global health sector strategies, 2016–2021
WHO is accountable for reporting back to the World Health Assembly on progress in implementing the Global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections based on data received from countries. This report assesses the mid-term progress in 2019 in implementing these global health sector strategies from 2016 to 2021.
The timeliness and availability of the data across the three diseases is limited, being for 2016 or 2017 in most cases. Key data, including 2018 impact data on incidence and mortality, were not available for hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, making it difficult to assess and validate overall trends since the launch of the strategies in 2016.
For HIV, global data for 2018 are included. The data on the implementation of strategy actions and policies are for 2018 as well.
The progress report highlights the need to strengthen data, in particular to update sexually transmitted infection and hepatitis data more regularly and strengthen the disaggregation of data to improve implementation.