The Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS – Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT- ESA) has launched an information management website on children and AIDS for the region.
The RIATT-ESA website, www.riatt-esa.org is the only website which consolidates information and resources on children and AIDS for Eastern and Southern Africa. The website is a response to calls from many regional agencies for improved access to relevant information and better coordination around children and AIDS.
The website developed with technical support from AIDSPortal, features cutting edge articles on the latest developments and reports around children and AIDS. Users can also download and upload any number of region-specific resources, including research and policy reports as well as key frameworks, commitments and other relevant information for the region. Other features include a regional events calendar, discussion room opportunities for website members and useful links to other partners in the region.
Noreen M Huni, Director of East and Southern Africa’s NGO - Regional Psycho-Social Support Initiative - and RIATT-ESA Chairperson, said “By improving information management and coordination around children and AIDS in the region, RIATT is contributing to the goal of universal access for children to prevention, treatment, care and support.”
RIATT-ESA is a multi-sectoral platform of regional political and economic bodies, civil society organisations, academia, donors and UN agencies responding to the situation of children affected by AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa.