Freetown: National AIDS Secretariat, 2011. 89 p.
Sierra Leone. National AIDS Secretariat
This NSP is Sierra Leone’s second multi-sectoral strategic plan on AIDS response. The plan describes the unique challenges that HIV and AIDS pose to Sierra Leone’s economic and social development and how it will be addressed. The NSP interventions are premised on the following principles and commitments amongst others: i) Strong political leadership of the national HIV/AIDS response as currently demonstrated by The President and judicious utilisation and management of financial resources, ii) Multi-sectoral approach which engenders collaboration with different actors, iii) Protection and promotion of the rights and access of PLHIV to comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services, iv) Commitment to protecting rights of PLHIV, reduction of stigma and discrimination and ensuring greater involvement of PLHIV in the AIDS response at all levels, v) Commitment to promoting and protect the rights of women, children, young people and marginalized groups and reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection, and vi) Scaling up of HIV prevention among the most-at-risk populations (MARPs) since they have been identified as one of the sources of new HIV infections in Sierra Leone. The revised six thematic areas for the 2011-2015 NSP are: a) Coordination, Institutional arrangements, Resource Mobilisation and management; b) Policy, Advocacy, Human Rights and Legal Environment; c) Prevention of New Infections; d) Treatment of HIV and Other Related Health Conditions; e) Care and Support for the Infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and f) Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.
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