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  1. Jamaica: national integrated strategic plan for sexual and reproductive health and HIV 2014-2019

    The Jamaica National Integrated Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV (NISP) 2014-2019 was developed to direct the implementation of an integrated approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV planning and programming in Jamaica over the next five years. The plan provides a blue print for achieving the vision of an integrated programme while supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Fast-Track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. …

  2. Prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviors among Jamaican adolescents

    Despite high levels of sexual activity and risk behaviors among Jamaican youth, few population-based studies have examined their prevalence or correlates. The prevalence of three sexual risk behaviors was assessed using data from the 2008-2009 Jamaican Reproductive Health Survey on a subsample of adolescents aged 15-19 who neither were in a union nor had a child. Factors associated with the risk behaviors were examined separately for females and males, using bivariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression. …

  3. Jamaica national HIV/STI programme: monitoring and evaluation system operations manual 2007-2012. Document B: M&E operations manual

    This document is the M&E Operations Manual. This document complements the M&E Plan (Document A) by clearly detailing how each piece of the M&E system functions. Whereas the M&E Plan describes the overall M&E system and structural components (i.e. databases, indicators, etc.), the M&E Operations Manual provides specific national guidance on procedures, protocols, policies, roles, responsibilities, timelines and other implementation factors described in the M&E Plan. It also details the value of programme information for decision-making at the local, national and donor levels. …

  4. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: Document A

    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is the backbone of public health systems for providing essential information and evidence regarding the best practices and lessons learned in health programmes. The M&E system to collect data and produce information and evidence for the Jamaica National HIV/AIDS/STI Programme is described in two documents: the M&E Plan (Document A) and the M&E Operations Manual (Document B). The M&E Plan is the fundamental document following the National Strategic Plan (NSP). …

  5. National HIV/AIDS policy

    HIV/AIDS has become a generalized epidemic in Jamaica that affects the health and wellbeing of large numbers of people from all social classes and occupational groups throughout the country. However, HIV/AIDS is not only a health problem; it is a developmental issue that affects the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of the nation. This policy recognizes that an effective response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic requires respect for and protection and fulfilment of all rights - human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural. …

  6. Jamaica national HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation system. Monitoring and evaluation plan. Document A

    The Mand E system to collect data and produce information and evidence for the Jamaica National HIV/AIDS/STI Programme is described in two documents: the Mand E Plan (Document A) and the M and E Operations Manual (Document B). The M and E Plan is the fundamental document following the National Strategic Plan (NSP). It explains how a programme will measure its achievements and provide for accountability to the stakeholder and donor communities. …

  7. Jamaica HIV/AIDS/STI national strategic plan 2002-2006

    The 2002-2006 National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan is a follow-up to the previous 1997-2001 Medium Term Plan, and takes into account the expanded response to HIV/AIDS in the region as well as the worsening epidemic in Jamaica. It has also recognized that HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue, but also a major developmental problem. The plan is based on the analysis of the national HIV/AIDS situation, risk behaviour and factors contributing to vulnerability to the infection. …

  8. National HIV/AIDS policy

    The purpose of this policy is to: define the framework for an effective multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will reduce the spread of new HIV infections, promote and sustain compassionate care for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and mitigate the social impact on those infected, those affected and on the entire society; outline the roles of social institutions and promote the involvement of all sectors of society in the national response to HIV/AIDS; affirm the rights and responsibilities of persons living with HIV/AIDS, of those interacting with them, of people vulnerabl …

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