From the WHO European Region website
The WHO European Region has made some progress towards the goals outlined in the regional action plans for the health sector response to HIV and viral hepatitis. However, the Region is not on track to end the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemics. Following on from the end of the previous action plans for health sector response to HIV and viral hepatitis, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is in the process of developing the 2022–2030 action plans for the elimination of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in the WHO European Region. For the first time these plans will be presented in a single document to promote a unified vision built around integrated, people-centred care within a health system approach focused on universal health care.
In June 2021 a virtual regional consultation was conducted on the global health sector strategies in this regard. At this meeting the foundational principles and approach to the plans were endorsed.
Subsequently, on 16 and 17 November 2021 WHO/Europe conducted a technical expert consultation with a range of stakeholders to provide technical feedback on the country targets as well as WHO and partner agency actions.
From these earlier consultations a revised full draft of the new 2022–2030 regional action plans has been made available for reference and feedback. Feedback can be provided via email to email@example.com, with copy to Nicole Seguy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rachel Katterl (email@example.com), or via the PleaseReview platform, access to which will be granted to officially delegated focal points from health authorities in the respective Member States.
Key future dates:
- 27 January 2022 – Broad online consultation opens for the 2022–2030 action plans for the elimination of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in the WHO European Region;
- 3 February 2022 – Virtual regional consultation for reviewing the draft 2022–2030 action plans for ending the HIV, viral hepatitis and STI epidemics in the WHO European Region;
- 10 May 2022 – Penultimate drafts of the action plans and associated documents presented to the 29th Standing Committee of the Regional Committee; and
- 12 September 2022 – Final action plans and associated documents presented to the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
The 2022–2030 action plans for the elimination of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in the WHO European Region are available (in English and Russian) following this link>>>.