HER: HIV Epidemic Response
The HER campaign is a collaborative platform for diverse partners to support adolescent girls and young women in countries with a high risk of HIV. Together with partners, the Global Fund has set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58 percent in 13 African countries over the next five years.
HER builds upon the ground-breaking leadership of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the DREAMS Partnership, which has led to greater global recognition of the scope of the challenge of reaching adolescent girls and young women to reduce their risk for HIV.
With support from private sector partners and influential champions, the Global Fund aims to raise additional resources over the next five years to expand HIV prevention programs for adolescent girls and young women.
A collective global effort is needed to reach this goal. With more awareness, more funding and more energy driving new approaches, we can change the course of the epidemic. This means urgently expanding prevention programs that put the voices and needs of adolescent girls and young women first, and incubating new and innovative approaches.