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  1. All in to end the adolescent AIDS epidemic: a progress report

    UNICEF and UNAIDS launched the ALL IN platform in February 2015 to galvanize global action towards HIV and a population that were largely neglected in the global AIDS response – adolescents. The ALL IN initiative, with a focus on 25 lead countries that contribute to 86 per cent of all new HIV infections in adolescents, seeks to bring adolescents into focus in fast-track efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and provides three targets for the year 2020 to frame this acceleration agenda: 1. Reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75 per cent; 2. …

  2. National monitoring and evaluation plan (2011-2015): (Building sustainable and efficient monitoring and evaluation systems in order to improve accountability of the national HIV and AIDS response)

    This National HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MEP) is a companion to the new National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework (NASF) for the period 2011-2015. The goal of the plan is to enable NAC and its partners to monitor the spread of the epidemic, to measure the efficiency of the national response to HIV and AIDS, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the national response using relevant, timely, and accurate HIV and AIDS data. The M&E plan is organised in five sections as follows: 1. Introduction. 2. Review of the national M&E system. 3. Objectives and goals of the M&E plan. 4. …

  3. National strategic information and monitoring and evaluation plan for HIV/AIDS: Thailand, 2012 to 2016

    The purpose of strategic information (SI) is to increase the availability and accessibility of high quality essential data to guide program planning and investment for an effective HIV/AIDS response. The plan measures progress towards achieving national goals and objectives - including Thailand’s commitment to reaching “the three zeros’ of zero new infections, zero AIDS deaths, and zero discrimination - in an effective, efficient and timely manner. …

  4. National HIV monitoring and evaluation plan: Sri Lanka, 2013-2017

    The Monitoring and Evaluation plan describes how the information generation and M&E system should be run. It is accompanied by an annual costed workplan describing the planned M&E activities for each year including the strengthening measures to improve the M&E system identified through M&E system or data quality assessments. Through strategic Information systems, the programme results at all levels (impact, outcome, output, process and input) will be measured to provide the basis for accountability and informed decision-making at both programme and policy level. …

  5. Global AIDS monitoring 2017: indicators for monitoring the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to national AIDS programmes and partners on the use of indicators to measure and report on the country response.

  6. The national HIV/AIDS indicator handbook

    The purpose of the Indicator handbook present an explicit explanation to all HIV/AIDS M&E practitioners regarding how the M&E system for HIV/AIDS in Uganda works. In addition, this NSP Indicator Handbook provides a comprehensive listing of indicators for the national HIV/AIDS response as well as their definitions to ensure consistency in measuring and reporting against the indicators. The specific objectives of this Handbook are to: i) Provide a compilation of the National HIV/AIDS NSP indicators in a single volume. …

  7. Know Your HIV/AIDS epidemic from a gender perspective: Rwanda Report

    Decades of research from around the world has demonstrated that gender inequality negatively affects a range of health outcomes for adults, and gender inequality has been recognized as a key driver of the worldwide HIV epidemic. Managers at the national and subnational levels need information on the intersection of gender and HIV to address gender in the planning and implementing of HIV programs. Policy makers need information on interventions that are effective in accounting for gender inequities for decision making on national and global levels. …

  8. National AIDS programmes: a guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people

    A guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people has been developed in collaboration with UNAIDS cosponsors and a wide range of other partners to provide an overview of core indicators that should be used at national level to monitor and evaluate programmes directed to HIV prevention among young people. …

  9. Resource needs for an expanded HIV response: HIV costing and modeling tools

    The Resource Needs Model (RNM) is an Excel-based tool used to calculate the total resources needed at national and decentralized levels for HIV-related prevention and care, as well as support for orphans and vulnerable children. The RNM can help inform national- and district-level budgeting and strategic planning efforts; it estimates: the resources needed for interventions that aim to achieve expected coverage of a particular population using default unit costs; and resource implications of extending interventions and coverage and introducing unit cost changes.

  10. AIDS impact HIV and AIDS projections for policy dialogue, planning and advocacy: HIV costing and modeling tools

    The AIDS Impact Model (AIM) is a component of the Spectrum System of Policy Models. It is used to project thefuture number of HIV infections, AIDS cases, and AIDS deaths, given assumptions about adult HIV prevalence, as well as the demographic and social impacts of HIV.

  11. The 'AIDS and MDGs' approach: what is it, why does it matter and how do we take it forward?

    This paper outlines three important pillars of an AIDS and MDGs approach: 1. Understanding how AIDS and the other MDGs impact on one another; 2. Documenting and exchanging lessons learned across AIDS and other MDGs; and 3. Creating cross-MDG synergy and increasing cost-effectiveness through intervention strategies that simultaneously address AIDS together with other MDGs. The paper proposes broader policy level implications to move the AIDS and MDGs approach forward. These recommendations include: 1. Map the HIV epidemic in relation to the broader MDG and development context. 2. …

  12. Sierra Leone HIV modes of transmission study 2010

    This study is the outcome of close collaboration between UNAIDS and UNICEF, Sierra Leone Country Offices to support the Government of Sierra Leone to respond to the HIV epidemic in the country through the National AIDS Secretariat by initiating the UNAIDS Modes of Transmission model for Sierra Leone. The purpose of the model is to understand the sources of new HIV infections for better programme planning and support of programme pillars. …

  13. HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention in India: modeling the costs and consequences

    This publication by the World Bank analyses three alternative plans for using and financing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in India. The three policies analyzed in this document include a minimalist policy in which the government strengthens private sector delivery, an intermediate policy of providing treatment for mothers who have AIDS and their spouses, and a generous policy of providing treatment to the poorest 40 percent of all AIDS patients. …

  14. Reviewing 'emergencies' for Swaziland: Shifting the paradigm in a new era

    Swaziland is experiencing a generalized epidemic. The world's highest HIV prevalence and the increasing number of deaths due to AIDS is having unprecedented impact on Swaziland. Worryingly, with a generation of orphans and rapidly escalating poverty, this desperate situation is being accepted as "normal". HIV/AIDS in Swaziland has been characterized by a slow onset of impacts that have failed to command an emergency response. With insufficient resource allocation and a lack of capacity, slow onset events can become emergencies. Allocating humanitarian funding according to need is important. …

  15. Study of Family Planning and HIV Integrated Services in Five Countries

    In the past several years, there has been a growing international dialogue on the feasibility and desirability of providing integrated family planning (FP) and HIV services. The reasons for offering joint, complementary services are many. Adding FP services to counseling and testing might provide an opportunity to reach populations that do not typically attend FP clinics, such as the sexually active young and unmarried, men, and members of high-risk groups such as sex workers. …

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