WHO and its Regional Offices set international evidence-based norms and standards that guide HIV prevention, treatment and care. Working closely with Ministries of Health, the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office HIV programme helps ensure that new WHO guidelines are adapted to the local context, taking into account the realities of local health systems, sociocultural issues, the size of the epidemic, and local barriers and supporters. We link countries to leading global experts who work with local policymakers, researchers, health care providers, community members and people living with HIV to monitor the progress of national programmes. Working together, these stakeholders can better understand the impact of HIV within their country, and how to continue to fight the epidemic.
This section contains information on key topics related to the work of WHO in combating HIV/AIDS in the Western Pacific Region