National AIDS Authority, 2008. 26 p.
Cambodia. National AIDS Authority
The main platform for HIV/AIDS work in the coming years is the National Strategic Plan For Comprehensive and Multisectoral Response to HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP II). The approach outlined in NSP II includes seven strategies (Prevention; Comprehensive care and support; Impact mitigation; Effective leadership; Supportive legal and public policy environment; Increased information for policy makers and programme planners through monitoring, evaluation and research; Increased, sustainable and equitably allocated resources). As the entity charged with coordinating the multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS under the Three Ones Principles, across 30 line ministries, the NAA will support this plan in several ways. For the first time, NAA has formulated a set of advocacy and communications strategies to support these seven main strategies. These advocacy and communication strategies are distinct from other strategies, such as providing clinical services or training, or monitoring and evaluating programmes. Advocacy and communication strategies add value to HIV/AIDS programming landscape in two ways: through advocacy aimed at policy makers, and by publicizing policies and services. In some cases advocacy will focus on broad-based goals to gain support for a range of strategies. In other cases advocacy efforts will target the need for expanding specific programming. Communication efforts will not only publicize specific programmes, but also work hand in hand with clinical workers who conduct training sessions, and help bring professionals together to share lessons learned and best practices. As policy makers and programme planners move forward, NAA hopes that its advocacy and communication activities will provide significant support not only for HIV/AIDS programming, but also for broader policy goals of reducing poverty, improving access to health and education services, and developing Cambodia.
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