Policy

At  the World Health Assembly in 2016, all 53 European Member States endorsed the Action plan for the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region. Building on the European action plan for HIV/AIDS 2012–2015, it presents an implementation plan for adapting the WHO global health sector strategy on HIV, 2016–2021 to the epidemiological, social and political contexts of the Region. It ensures that the Region can achieve the global goal to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

WHO has a set of guidelines and normative documents to support countries’ HIV responses in areas of intervention (such as HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care) as well as in addressing HIV key populations. WHO/Europe facilitates the dissemination and integration of these guidelines within national health protocols in countries throughout the Region. In addition to offering technical assistance for implementation, it monitors countries’ uptake of WHO policies and recommendations.