This Global Plan provides the foundation for country-led movement towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive.

The Global Plan was developed through a consultative process by a high level Global Task Team convened by UNAIDS and co-chaired by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and United States Global AIds Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby.

It brought together 25 countries and 30 civil society, private sector, networks of people living with HIV and international organizations to chart a roadmap to achieving this goal by 2015. This plan covers all low- and middle-income countries, but focuses on the 22 countries* with the highest estimated numbers of pregnant women living with HIV. Exceptional global and national efforts are needed in these countries that are home to nearly 90% of pregnant women living with HIV in need of services. Intensified efforts are also needed to support countries with low HIV prevalence and concentrated epidemics to reach out to all women and children at risk of HIV with the services that they need.

The Global Plan supports and reinforces the development of costed country-driven national plans.

*Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.