by Gemma Oberth
Global Fund Observer, Issue 304, 1 February 2017
In sub-Saharan Africa, there are about 8,600 new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) every week. The Global Fund’s new Strategy for 2017-2022 places increased emphasis on reaching this group, including measuring HIV incidence among women aged 15-24 as a key performance indicator. To achieve its objectives, an additional US$ 55 million on top of country allocations is earmarked for the scale-up of HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women in the 2017-2019 funding cycle.