UNDP, 2011. 52 p.
United States Agency for International Development, USAID
AIDS Project Management Group, APMG
This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. Collectively, these challenges often discourage innovation, limit investment and curb scale-up. According to the report, some innovative approaches to prevention and access to health care services in the region outlined in the study include: - Information, Communication Technologies (ICT) - the internet, new mobile and handheld technologies being used to increase the reach of HIV services to MSM and transgender people; - New partnerships across the private, civil society, academic and government sectors provide expanded opportunities for increasing service delivery and are developing new approaches and improvements in HIV health services; - City government coordination and leadership maximizing cooperation and support scale-up of services across sectors for deliver voluntary testing and counseling services in a non-medical setting; - Innovations in service design by hospitals and clinics for MSM and transgender persons improving the delivery of services.
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