Joint United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS


The United Nations Joint Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) was established on 1 December 1995 and has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Date of establishment in Cameroon:

The UNAIDS office in Cameroon was opened in January 2000

The vision of UNAIDS:

"Zero new HIV infection. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths".

Mission of the Agency in Cameroon:

UNAIDS is an innovative UN partnership that guides and mobilizes AIDS actors from both the United Nations system, bilateral, government and civil society in Cameroon to achieve universal access to HIV / AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.

It is an innovative partnership of the United Nations that guides and mobilizes the world to achieve universal access to HIV / AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.

  • Joining the efforts of United Nations Co-sponsors, civil society, national governments, the private sector, global institutions and people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV;
  • Expressing solidarity with those most affected by HIV in order to uphold human dignity, human rights and gender equality;
  • Mobilizing political, technical, scientific and financial resources and making everyone accountable for results;
  • Communicating change agents with information and strategic evidence to influence them and ensuring that resources are allocated where they have the greatest impact; and
  • By supporting participatory country leadership for comprehensive and sustained responses combined with national health and development efforts of which they are an integral part

UNAIDS works in five thematic areas to improve the global AIDS response:

  • Mobilizing leadership and advocacy for effective action against the epidemic;
  • Provision of strategic information and policies to guide the response to AIDS throughout the world;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic: UNAIDS is the main reference for epidemiological data on AIDS and its analysis;
  • Engaging civil society and forging partnerships;
  • Mobilization of financial, human and technical resources to support an effective response.

Regions of Cameroon covered: all 10 Regions