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  1. Adolescent health, global guidelines versus local realities: the Sub-Saharan Africa experience

    As the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) evolves, further discussion and documentation of national policy and aspects of its implementation is needed to ensure effectiveness of interventions. Further research is required to foster beneficial shifts in policy advocacy, including resource allocation, and in the prioritization of adolescent programs in health and education systems, in communities and in workplaces. Adolescents are exposed to diverse interventions across all the countries under discussion; however there exist obstacles to realization of ASRH goals. …

  2. Analysis of the situation and response to HIV/AIDS in Belize 2011: Policy and legislative review

    This document is a compilation of the laws and policies that make up the legal framework associated with Belize’s national response to HIV/AIDS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a source of legal and policy information for policy makers and HIV/AIDS program developers and implementers. The document begins with a brief summary of a 2008/2009 legislative review initiated by the National AIDS Commission (NAC) to identify legislative gaps in the national response to HIV/AIDS. Following this discussion is a table listing key national laws and policies related to health and HIV/AIDS. …

  3. Plan d'action triennal de lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA du secteur de la fonction publique, du travail, de la jeunesse et des sports

    Le plan d’action du Département de la Fonction Publique, du Travail, de la Jeunesse et des Sports vise à contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs de la lutte définis dans le Cadre Stratégique National de Lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA. Les Cibles du Plan d’action du département sont constitués principalement par le personnel du département, les jeunes membres des associations sportives, les travailleurs, les familles de ces groupes. Les associations de jeunes seront touchées par l’intervention de la société civile et des services décentralisés.

  4. Mainstreaming HIV in practice: a toolkit with a collection of resources, checklists and examples on CD Rom for SDC and its partners

    For the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), contributing to the international AIDS response continues to be a priority and mainstreaming of HIV should be understood as a shared responsibility in all, or much, of cooperation work.SDC promotes strategies and approaches that are adapted to the local context and epidemiological scenario. It is essential to use a culturally, and gender sensitive and appropriate approach when responding to the epidemic. …

  5. Guidelines for implementing sexual and reproductive health/HIV/life skills education for learning institutions and workplace in Zanzibar

    These guidelines are developed to provide coordinated, integrated and harmonized direction and approach in providing SRH/HIV/LS education by different actors, with special focus on preventive education, counselling, care and support for children and youths in learning institutions and employees at work places in order to have a common understanding in mitigating and control of HIV/STI infections, teenage and unwanted pregnancies, counselling and support of vulnerable population groups in education sector in Zanzibar. …

  6. Infecciones de transmisión sexual: Marco de referencia para la prevención, atención y control de las ITS y herramientas para su implementación

    El interés mundial por la prevención del VIH brinda una oportunidad a los trabajadores de salud para que controlen eficazmente otras ITS. En la planificación de los servicios de prevención y atención es importante entender que el VIH y otras ITS a menudo se transmiten de la misma manera y que el tratamiento de las ITS puede reducir la incidencia del VIH. Por lo tanto, existe la oportunidad de abordar ambas por medio de intervenciones de prevención primaria y de integrar estrategias secundarias de control de las ITS en los servicios de salud de primer nivel. …

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