Ulaanbaatar: 2010. 111 p.
Mongolia. National Committee on HIV/AIDS
The Mongolian National Strategic Plan on HIV, AIDS and STIs 2010-2015 (NSP) constitutes a comprehensive national strategic plan to address the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) till the year of 2015. This plan provides strategic direction and guidance for the national response, including a way forward on coordinating activities, mobilizing resources and sustaining positive impacts in the long term. This plan emphasizes the need to improve first the quality and then the coverage of current programmes through strengthening the organizational and implementation capacity, technical skills and expertise of government and civil society organizations, the evidence base, and the legislative, policy and financial environment for HIV and STI programmes. It focuses on seven strategic objectives: 1. To reduce HIV vulnerability and risk among most-at-risk populations - female sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and injecting drug users (IDUs) - by scaling up coverage of high-quality, key HIV prevention programmes and services; 2. To reduce HIV vulnerability among the general population by raising awareness and promoting preventive behaviors with a special focus on reducing HIV risks among potential bridge populations and vulnerable groups; 3. To improve the quality of life of people living with HIV by increasing their empowerment and improving the quality and accessibility of health and social services, including care, support and treatment, with the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS; 4. To strengthen the organization, management, quality of, and access to core HIV, STI, hepatitis B and C, blood safety, tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health care services at all levels of the health sector; 5. To establish and strengthen a supportive legislative and public policy environment for HIV and STI prevention and control, with adequate and sustainable resources available; 6. To strengthen the institutional capacity of coordinating bodies and implementing institutions to implement a well-coordinated multi-sectoral response at national and local levels; and 7. To increase the availability and utilization of strategic information, including a case reporting system, sentinel HIV, STI and behavioral surveillance, operations research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data for an evidence-informed national response to HIV and STIs.
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