WHO has published the Global progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, 2021.

This report provides accountability for the 3 Global Health Sector Strategies (2016-2021) on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and the STIs. The report assesses the impact, progress and gaps, and identifies actions to improve impact. The report also provides new data to assess the achievement of the SDGs targets and gaps towards the Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW 13) targets and a decade towards elimination.

The report describes WHO’s important contributions at regional and global level and identifies common actions across the 3 disease areas as well as gaps and priorities as a baseline for the next strategies.

More specifically, the report reviews progress in the health sector response along each of the strategy’s strategic directions, and in each WHO region, and discusses the opportunities for overcoming the remaining challenges to achieve universal access to effective HIV/STI/Hepatitis interventions and for contributing to the broader goal of universal health coverage. 

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, special emphasis has been given on how this has affected service delivery in each of the disease areas.

The report contains messaging on going forward: how to achieve the SDG targets, and accounts for regional and global progress on WHO and country actions.