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  1. AIDS policy in Lesotho: Implementation challenges

    HIV/AIDS, dubbed by some analysts as "a looming threat to security in Southern Africa" has been spreading at phenomenal rates in Lesotho since the first AIDS case was reported in 1986; twelve years later (1998) the number of infected adults stood at 101,000. At the end of 2001 this figure had risen by over 78% to 180,000, while children orphaned by the death of their AIDS-infected parents numbered 73,000. For an underdeveloped country with a population of just over two million, these statistics are a cause for alarm. …

  2. A summary report on re-invigoration of education sector response to HIV and AIDS in the SADC region

    This brief summarizes the "Reinvigorating Education Sector (EDSEC) Responses to HIV and AIDS" in the SADC region commissioned by UNESCO/UNICEF/SADC Secretariat during the course of 2010. …

  3. Education and HIV and AIDS: Bold targets; bold responses. A review of HIV and AIDS policy response and implementation in the SADC region

    This publication summarizes the findings from the Reinvigorating Education Sector Responses to HIV and AIDS process in the SADC region, commissioned by UNESCO, UNICEF and the SADC Secretariat during the course of 2010. …

  4. Turning a crisis into an opportunity: Strategies for scaling up the national response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Lesotho

    The way we interpret and understand HIV/AIDS influences our choice for programmatic interventions. Therefore, this report begins by providing conceptual starting points for a comprehensive understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chapter 1 sets the national historic context, which serves as a backdrop to the heritage which we seek to preserve, and the will of the people to win. …

  5. Review of national AIDS councils in Africa: Findings from five countries

    National AIDS councils (NACs) were established in many African countries to co-ordinate the multi-sectoral response to HIV/ AIDS. Their main mandate is to provide strategic leadership and co-ordinate activities geared to fight against HIV/AIDS. This study sought to understand the extent to which NACs have achieved their goals and the challenges they face. Best practices were identified and shared among countries involved, so as to enhance their efforts. This review is crucial given that the fight against HIV/AIDS is far from being won. …

  6. Report on the national response to HIV and AIDS. Reporting period 2006-2010

    This report provides the state of the response to HIV and AIDS in Lesotho covering 2006-2010 which is the period during which the HIV and AIDS National Strategic Plan II (NSP) was implemented. The report outlines achievements as well as challenges encountered in the implementation of various interventions in the national response of both national and district levels. Il covers the thematic areas of management and coordination, prevention, treatment, care and support as well as impact mitigation as outlined in the NSP.

  7. Guidelines for implementation of the behaviour change communication (BCC) strategy

    The national BCC strategy was developed in collaboration with HIV and AIDS stakeholders and has since been disseminated at national and district levels. The strategy is one of the prevention oriented implementation components on HIV and AIDS for the country as outlined in the National Strategic Plan. Changing of high risk behaviours has been identified as one of the critical prevention tools for reducing new HIV infections. The Strategy provides a framework for behaviour change that is practical and addresses the realities of the Basotho nation. …

  8. Behaviour change communication in Lesotho: National behaviour change communication strategy 2008-2013

    This document covers key behaviour change issues as they relate to Lesotho's HIV and AIDS epidemic, and the goal of this strategy is to help change behaviours over the next five years (2008-2013). This document was developed through a consultative process that began in October 2007 with a stakeholders' meeting held in Maseru. Thereafter, a comprehensive desk review was conducted along with a series of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders to generate the situation and audience analyses. …

  9. Declaration on HIV and AIDS

    The SADC Declaration on HIV and AIDS outlines the priority areas for action within the region.

  10. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2011/12 - 2015/16

    The National Strategic Plan has been developed to: Provide a strategic framework that will guide and inform the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national multisectoral and decentralised HIV and AIDS response based on the three-ones principle, evidence and results based management, gender and human rights approaches; Articulate national priorities, results and targets that all stakeholders and partners will contribute towards; Provide the basis for consolidating strategic partnerships and alliances especially with civil society organisations and the priva …

  11. A manual for the public service in Lesotho on HIV and AIDS

    Each and every public servant has an obligation to ensure that they inform themselves about HIV and AIDS and play a role in the national response to the pandemic. This manual provides some useful information for all government employees and, when read along with the national strategy, should provide a road map for all sectors to determine how they can effectively respond to this crisis. In addition to public servants, this manual is for all teachers as we recognise their important role in scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS and their relationship to Government structures.

  12. Lesotho national AIDS spending assessment (NASA) for the period 2005/06-2007/08

    The National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) is a tool designed to track the HIV and AIDS financial flows and actual expenditure at a country level. In essence, this systematic methodology captures all HIV expenditures, namely, health and non-health expenditures such as social mitigation, education, labour, justice and sectors related to HIV and AIDS. …

  13. National HIV and AIDS monitoring and evaluation plan (2006-2011)

    To effectively fulfil its mandate to co-ordinate the national response under the national strategic plan on AIDS 2006-2011, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) needs to understand the scope and effect of HIV and AIDS interventions in Lesotho. In order do this, a functional and robust M & E system needs to be in place. This document is the implementation plan of the national M & E framework to which all stakeholders have committed to using as part of the "three ones" principles. …

  14. Assessment of Curriculum Response in 35 countries for the EFA Monitoring Report 2005 "The Quality Imperative"

    This study does not address the level of implementation of HIV/AIDS education, but the framework and conditions set in policies and curricula for curriculum implementation. This analysis will however lead to an evaluation of the likely quality of implementation that may be expected, regarding criteria established through existing research and evaluation. From the analysis of the curriculum, which states goals, intention and, what can be expected to be actually implemented as HIV/AIDS education in schools and class rooms. …

  15. Coordination Framework for the National Response to HIV and AIDS

    In 2005, the Government established the National AIDS Commission (NAC) by the NAC Act 2005 along the "Three Ones Principles". NAC is placed outside the Government structure and given more independence and authority to manage the national HIV and AIDS response in conjunction with stakeholders and the authority to mobilise resources outside the Government systems. The establishment of NAC was also necessitated by the increased number of players in the national response, coupled with the substantial increase in the amount of financial support from international funding organisations. …

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