Ministry of Health, 2008. 56 p.
Bhutan. Ministry of Health
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. Creating and enabling environment for successful implementation of the national response to HIV, AIDS and STI, 5. Generating strategic information for evidence-based action. The National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework has been developed to track progress in the development of the NSP and in results achieved. It contains a list of 25 core Indicators that; Allows the Government of Bhutan, the Ministry of Health and other line ministries to monitor trends in the HIV/AIDS epidemics; Provides information to program managers and health care providers at all levels to track their work and observe its effects; Provides the basis for monitoring the national program and the contributions of other major donor-funded projects (e.g., The World Bank and Global Fund) toward it including measures of program impact and outcome; Permits reporting to multi-national entities on the outcomes of major national commitments (e.g., Millennium Development Goals, UNGASS). Regarding the increasing number of interventions and programs by the various organisations involved, this M&E framework spells out the modalities and means by which all partners involved in the response to HIV in Bhutan contribute to One National M&E system by developing sustainable in country M&E capacity for programme improvement, coordination and management, accountability and information sharing.
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