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  1. Guide book for teachers: Comprehensive school health programme

    The Comprehensive School Health Program utilities the services of the School Health Coordinators (SHC) to promote and protect the health of adolescents in schools. School Health Cordinators are expected to respond to the physical, emotional and social health needs of adolescents in schools, inform the students on health related topics, provide first aid, and also distribute emergency medicines. …

  2. South Asia regional advocacy framework and resource guide: HIV, human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity

    This South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide was developed to assist organizations in South Asia to work together on advocacy priorities for removing the legal and policy barriers that prevent MSM and transgender people from enjoying the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, particularly in relation to access to HIV prevention, treatment and care. …

  3. South Asia Regional advocacy framework and resource guide: HIV, human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity

    This South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide was developed to assist organizations in South Asia to work together on advocacy priorities for removing the legal and policy barriers that prevent MSM and transgender people from enjoying the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, particularly in relation to access to HIV prevention, treatment and care. …

  4. Bhutan advocacy framework: HIV, human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity

    This framework was developed to assist organizations in Bhutan to work together on advocacy priorities for removing the legal and policy barriers that prevent MSM and transgender people from enjoying the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, particularly in relation to access to HIV prevention, treatment and care. It is focused as much on governments and national AIDS Programs as it is on community organizations, as partnerships between governments and civil society have proven to be an effective vehicle for change in this area. …

  5. South Asian Regional Conference: Responding to the needs of out of school adolescents. Experiences of South Asian countries. Selected best practices, report of the conference and recommendations

    The overall objective of the conference was to contribute to the thinking on Goal 3 of EFA Goals using the experiences/learning of existing governmental/non governmental efforts in the South Asian Region. The deliberations that took place at the conference provided a platform for practitioners as well as policy makers from government/non government organizations/agencies in the South Asian region, who are working with out of school adolescents, to share their experiences and ideas with each other. …

  6. Tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination in South Asia

    In its 2008 round, Tackling HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination, the South Asia Region Development Marketplace (SARDM) supported 26 implementers from six countries to pilot innovative interventions over a 12- to 18-month period. The findings in this report are based on project monitoring and evaluation data collected by SARDM implementers and six case studies conducted by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). They suggest some broad crosscutting principles as well as programmatic lessons associated with specific approaches. …

  7. Technical strategy for prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections

    STIs are important cofactors that facilitate HIV transmission. In countries like Bhutan with low HIV prevalence, a focus on controlling STIs can be an effective strategy for reinforcing prevention and ensuring that conditions remain unfavourable for HIV. STIs are also sensitive markers of sexual transmission. If STI trends are declining, it is likely that prevention programmes are working. If, however, STIs remain high or are increasing, it is likely that prevention programmes are weak, and HIV may also spread rapidly once introduced into the population. …

  8. Summary report on strengthening the education sector response to school health, nutrition and HIV and AIDS programmes

    The Greater Mekong sub-Regional Workshop on Strengthening the Education Sector Response to School Health, Nutrition (SHN) and HIV&AIDS Programmes took place from the 5th to the 9th March 2007, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. …

  9. National standards and implementation guide for youth friendly health services

    In order to ensure quality services for the youth, the National STIs and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health in collaboration with Reproductive Health Program and the Comprehensive School Health program has developed National Standards for Youth Friendly Health Services and implementation guide that will enable all health workers to mainstream youth friendly services in our delivery system. …

  10. National strategic plan for the prevention and control of STIs and HIV and AIDS

    The National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of STIs and HIV and AIDS (NSP) is intended to guide the nation's response to the epidemic. It aims to ensure a well coordinated effective and efficient response from the Ministry of Health/National STI and HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Programme and other ministries, organizations and stakeholders. As no single sector can by itself overcome the epidemic, HIV and AIDS should not be viewed as a health problem but as a development crisis. …

  11. National monitoring and evaluation guidelines for STI, HIV and AIDS control activities in Bhutan

    The overall goal of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/AIDS and STI in Bhutan is to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reversing and halting the spread of HIV and AIDS by 2015. Five priority strategies have been developed: 1. Enhancing the prevention of STI and HIV transmission, 2. Enhancing access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), 3. Creating a supportive environment for women and men living with or affected by HIV and AIDS, 4. …

  12. Framework for the protection, care and support of children affected by HIV/AIDS

    The Regional Strategic Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS provides guidance to the eight member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on a consistent approach across South Asia to the protection, care and support of children affected by HIV/AIDS. The regional framework promotes a universal approach to ensure children affected by HIV/AIDS have access to the same public and social support systems which are available to other children, rather than being separated or singled out. …

  13. School AIDS education in SEAR countries

    This study report constitutes a comparative analysis of HIV/AIDS education at primary and secondary school levels in the South East Asia Region. It presents the findings of the study conducted on the status of school HIV/AIDS education in the region, identifying areas requiring improvement and suggesting specific strategies to strengthen HIV/AIDS education in schools. The report is broken down into 10 sections. …

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