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  1. The Global Fund in the MENA region: an Aidspan regional report 2015

    This is the first regional report published by Aidspan. These regional reports seek to provide a snapshot to country partners, advocates and other stakeholders of comparative information, to make it easier for them to assess their countries’ progress and performance and understand the regional picture of Global Fund programmes.

  2. Let's talk about HIV, if not now then when?

    This journal provides an overview of the government's and partners' AIDS response in Lebanon.

  3. HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa’s youth: Insights from a multi-country study

    Africa’s young people aged 15–24 are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. The impact of the epidemic on young people calls for close attention to the youth dimensions of the epidemic. To inform the development of more effective policies for targeting youth and meeting their needs, the Population Council and partners conducted a study of HIV risk-taking and health-seeking behaviors among young people in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. …

  4. Southern Sudan HIV/AIDS policy

    The Southern Sudan 2007 HIV/AIDS Policy provides a framework within which HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, support, and impact mitigation efforts will be undertaken over the next five years. More specifically, it is designed to: 1. Ensure GOSS commitment to addressing HIV/AIDS and underscore its preeminent role in leading Southern Sudan’s response to the epidemic. 2. …

  5. HIV and AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa

    (June 2014) Around 270,000 people were living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as of the end of 2012, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). This translates to an overall HIV prevalence of 0.1 percent among adults ages 15 to 49, one of the lowest rates in the world. But other statistics tell a different story. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of new infections in MENA grew by 52 percent—the most rapid increase in HIV among world regions. …

  6. Egypt Youth Data Sheet: Selected data from SYPE 2009

    This wall chart provides a summary of selected key indicators (marriage and family formation; knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS; attitudes toward gender role and practices; school, work and civic participation) for youth in Egypt as abstracted from the Population Councils 2009 Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE).

  7. Guidelines for the management of HIV infection and AIDS

    This manual describes the Ministry of Health Policy and standard procedures for early detection of HIV & AIDS, its treatment, counselling, rehabilitation and referral.

  8. HIV/AIDS-Related Knowledge and Attitudes of Palestinian Women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    This document tries to explore Palestinian women's knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards HIV/ AIDS. Methods: Data used in this study were collected as a part of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2004 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Results: Most of the women in the OPT (93.4%) had heard of AIDS. They had fair general knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention methods and transmission. TV was the main source of information about HIV/AIDS. Among the determinants of HIV/AIDS knowledge identified by this study were education, region, and locality. …

  9. Tackling the HIV Challenge in Sudan: The Way Forward

    The Sudan HIV/AIDS Working Group (SHAWG) is a voluntary network of healthcare professionals with interest in HIV/AIDS. SHAWG was founded by Sudanese expatriates working as HIV specialists in the United Kingdom and South Africa and was officially launched in a press conference held in Khartoum on 10 August 2008. This report addresses the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the current level of support received by patients before and after being diagnosed with HIV in Sudan. The magnitude of support at community and hospital levels will be reviewed and a package of interventions proposed. …

  10. UNDP/HARPAS Regional Report 2005/2006: Taking Action in the Arab Region

    This report aims to capture the achievements of the Regional Programme to see how UNDP and HARAPS can create a response that meets all the Millennium Development Goals. It contains an introduction on the situation of HIV/AIDS in the Arab world, an analysis of first responses, too little and too late, a full history of the building of the new regional response. This response is funded on a multi-sector approach and on country level action. …

  11. National Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    The control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is an essential component of all public health programs. STIs can remain asymptomatic. By promoting the early detection of STIs, the morbidity associated with infection can be greatly reduced. The interrelationship between HIV infection and the other STIs are many: HIV infection is yet another STI. The objectives of STI case management are to provide treatment, obtain cure, reduce infectivity, prevent future risk, make sure sexual partners are appropriately treated, prevent complications. …

  12. National strategic framework for the control and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Yemen

    The goal of the National Strategic Framework is to ensure that by 2005, the highest political leadership in Yemen will have acknowledged the true extent of the HIV/AIDS and STD problem in the country, and declared a commitment including allocation of resource to prevention and care, in conformity with internationally and regionally recognized HIV/AIDS and STD good practice. …

  13. HIV in the Middle East

    HIV in the Middle East is a short article written by C. Makhlouf Obermeyer from the Department of HIV/AIDS of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2006. It summarizes what is known about the HIV epidemic in the Middle East and north Africa region and examines the extent to which lower prevalence can be attributed to cultural factors, particularly those related to the practice of Islam and gender. …

  14. National multi sectoral work plan for HIV/AIDS 2004-2008 (Incorporating National HIV/AIDS Task Force Institutional Work Plans)

    This work plan has been put together under UNFPA technical support for multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS capacity development, to the National HIV/AIDS Task Force (NTF) institutions. It combines the activities which the individual NTF institutions are to undertake into a single easier reference plan, for easier overall monitoring and evaluation, and indeed technical support. The plan is drafted along Priority Areas as defined in the National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS (2002). …

  15. Monitoring HIV/AIDS Programs: A Facilitator's Training Guide

    Ce guide a été élaboré par Family Health International et l'agence des États-Unis pour le développement international. Ce guide contribue au suivi des programmes de prévention des services de santé fournis dans le cadre de la lutte contre le VIH et sida. Il peut être utile à de nombreuses personnes travaillant dans la lutte contre le VIH et sida, en particulier pour ceux qui travaillent sur le suivi et l'évaluation des programmes et l'élaboration et la mise en ouvre des plans d'action. Ce guide se divise en trois chapitres: 1) Chapitre1 : Vue d'ensemble de suivi et d'évaluation; 2) Chapitre 2: Suivi et évaluation des programmes de conseil et de dépistage volontaire; 3) Chapitre3 : Suivi et évaluation des programmes de soins cliniques. L'élaboration de ce manuel est faite pour être adapté aux programmes VIH et sida en Egypte. Il fournit également des conseils pour ceux qui s'intéressent à l'amélioration de la qualité des services présentés dans le domaine de VIH et sida notamment le développement et la sélection d'indicateurs appropriés permettant de mesurer les résultats des programmes ainsi que l'analyse et l'interprétation des données et la manière dont ces résultats doivent être utilisés pour prendre les bonnes décisions.

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