For more than 15 years, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the project) and its predecessor projects have worked with country governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the commercial sector to ensure the availability of HIV and AIDS commodities, and other essential medicines, at service delivery points in developing countries. To commemorate World AIDS Day, the project calls attention to the importance of timely delivery of medicines and supplies in prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
On this World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015—approximately 36.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and of this 20 million are women and children. The project has produced a large number of publications on the subject of HIV and AIDS and supply chains. Most recently, the project published a brief highlighting the importance of integrating family planning (FP) and HIV services. The target populations for both FP and HIV services significantly overlap because women of childbearing age account for approximately 50 percent of those infected with HIV and AIDS worldwide.