The Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland, 2006.
Swaziland. National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS, NERCHA
The document is presented in five chapters: Background information on the country is chapter one. The description of the past and current situation of HIV and AIDS in the country is chapter two. Chapter three describes the international, regional and national responses to the epidemic. Chapter four presents the vision and mission statement, strategic issues, objectives, strategies, indicators. Implementation of the national response covering coordination, funding, monitoring and evaluation and revision of the strategic plan is presented in chapter five. Overall, this document provides strategic guidance under four thematic areas of response which are designated as: Management; Prevention; Care Support and Treatment; Impact Mitigation. Under management, the document presents sub-thematic areas in institutional arrangements; planning and program development; advocacy and communication; resource mobilization and management; community mobilization; research as well as monitoring and evaluation. Prevention has sub-thematic areas in: behaviour change communication; blood safety; prevention of mother to child plus, prevention of HIV and AIDS at the work place; condom logistics and management; sexually transmitted infection and clinical management; post exposure prophylaxis and universal precautions and HIV/AIDS Testing and Counselling. Impact mitigation includes the following sub thematic areas: legal, ethical and social rights provision and protection; social protection and livelihood support; counselling and emotional care; food security support; educational support; community driven impact mitigation program and mainstreaming of HIV, gender, disability and positive socio-cultural norms in impact mitigation interventions. The care, support and treatment thematic area covers these sub-thematic areas: antiretroviral therapy; management of opportunistic infections and pre-antiretroviral therapy; management of tuberculosis; home-based care; palliative care; counselling and testing as well as traditional and alternative practice.
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