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Children, HIV, emergencies and Sustainable Development Goals: roadblocks ahead and possible solutions


Climate change, violent conflicts, and HIV/AIDS are linked to multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through complex pathways (Figure 1) that include food insecurity, population displacements and migration, disruptions of health and HIV services, and increased incidences of sexual based violence. This interlinkage has the potential to result in high newborn and under five mortality rates and increased burden of HIV, directly affecting SDG 3.2 and 3.3 with children and adolescents being primarily affected.


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Publication date: 2018

Author(s): Dick Chamla, Chewe Luo, Priscilla Idele

Journal: JIAS - Journal of the International AIDS Society

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES