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  1. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Asia: a regional brief

    This brief aims to provide an overview on the status of the implementation of CSE within Asia, drawing specifically to 11 countries from South, South East and Central Asia. It further analyses the current laws and policies on the status of CSE while presenting the gaps, challenges and barriers on its implementation. Furthermore, the brief also posits recommendations for the improvement of the existing policies, which would enable progressive action by governments, policy-makers, duty-bearers, non-governmental bodies, and other stakeholders. …

  2. Let us know about HIV and AIDS achieving triple zeros: handbook on prevention of HIV and AIDS for lecturers in the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management

    This book is a study material for lecturers in the tourist sector. It provides core information regarding physical, mental and social changes of adolescents, prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, vulnerable factors for tourist sector and key population groups and vulnerable groups that should be clearly understood by them to keep in line with the prevention strategies used.

  3. National HIV/STI strategic plan Sri Lanka, 2018-2022

    Eight guiding principles underpin the NSP 2018-2022 which are Strategies Based on Evidence; Human Rights and Stigma Reduction; Gender Based Approach; Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV; Community Involvement and Engagement; Coordinated Approach; Multi- Sectoral Partnerships; Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance and Broad Political Commitment. The NSP has defined its vision, mission and goal for the next five years. The vision is to see a “Country free of new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS related deaths”. …

  4. Towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka: national communication strategy (2018-2021)

    The stakeholders in the National AIDS Committee have all come together with the understanding that a widespread plan for communication is the best way forward for ending AIDS by 2025. The strategy will also help mitigate gaps still prevailing within the current intervention programs, especially in reaching populations around the country with prevention information, sexual health education and sufficient awareness on the basics of HIV/AIDS/STIs along with available services. …

  5. Towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka: a road map

    The road map towards ending AIDS by 2025 consists of strategic directions to be followed in order to achieve the 90-90-90 target set by UNAIDS, namely, that 90% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection receive sustainable antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy achieve viral suppression. These new targets aim to fast-track the national response in the next five years to end AIDS by 2025. …

  6. 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. …

  7. South Asia regional advocacy framework and resource guide: HIV, human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity

    This South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide was developed to assist organizations in South Asia to work together on advocacy priorities for removing the legal and policy barriers that prevent MSM and transgender people from enjoying the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, particularly in relation to access to HIV prevention, treatment and care. …

  8. National strategic plan adolescent health (2013-2017)

    This Adolescent Health Strategic Plan is based on a positive adolescent development perspective and tries to improve the competencies and capabilities of adolescents. It provides strategic directions in five key areas addressing emerging issues and challenges pertaining to health of the adolescent mainly focusing on the Ministry of Health perspective. The existence of explicit strategies supports homogeneous, sustainable and quality health service to all adolescents in Sri Lanka. …

  9. National HIV strategic plan Sri Lanka 2013-2017

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2013-2017 is designed to guide Sri Lanka’s response to HIV/ AIDS and STI control in the next five years and has been formulated with broad stakeholder involvement, drawing on the existing strengths and successes and the lessons learned in the last decade. It considers the policy and legal environment, the available scientific evidence, international best practices, and the estimated needs for prevention and treatment and current coverage rates and is informed, as best as possible, by resources that would be available. …

  10. Effective engagement of the UNEVOC network in national responses to prevent HIV and AIDS in the scope of TVET

    The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing HIV/AIDS epidemics that are diverse and require multiple responses. At the same time, the TVET sub-sector is increasingly recognised as a critical training institution for the future development of the labour-force and economy in developing countries around the world, and enrollments in TVET institutions are on the rise. In this context, UNESCO UNEVOC has developed “TVET and HIV/AIDS” into one of its areas of work and is exploring better ways to implement HIV prevention initiatives into TVET institutions throughout its member states. …

  11. Sexual and Reproductive Health & HIV and AIDS - A Flip book

    Behaviour Change Communication is an effective tool for ensuring improved sexual and reproductive health among women. Sexual health of women includes their state of physical, emotional, and social well-being. Women's sexual experiences either lead to good sexual and reproductive health or put them at risk for ill-health. Unfortunately, rather than women having satisfying and safe sexual experiences, their sexual vulnerabilities are often characterised by unsafe or harmful sexual practices that lead to adverse health outcomes. …

  12. National policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work in Sri Lanka

    The National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work aims to guide the national response to prevention of HIV and AIDS, treatment care and support and mitigate and manage its impact in the workplace, in public, private and informal sectors, while safeguarding and respecting workers' rights in line with the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work and the ILO Recommendation Concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (Recommendation 200). …

  13. National HIV/AIDS policy, Sri Lanka

    The objectives of this policy are to: prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Sri Lanka through effective strategies aimed at reducing sexual transmission, mother to child transmission, and transmission through blood and blood products; improve the quality of life of people infected and or affected by HIV/AIDS through minimizing stigma and discrimination and providing quality care and support.

  14. National HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2007-2011

    The overall goal of the NSP is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the social development of the country. The national goals are 1) to maintain the low HIV prevalence among most-at-risk-populations (MARP) and the general population; and 2) to increase the quality of life of those already infected. The NSP has 6 strategies to achieve these goals. The two core strategies are: 1. Increased coverage and quality of prevention interventions; 2. Increased coverage and quality of care, support and treatment intervention. To support the above, the four additional strategies are: 3. …

  15. Tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination in South Asia

    In its 2008 round, Tackling HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination, the South Asia Region Development Marketplace (SARDM) supported 26 implementers from six countries to pilot innovative interventions over a 12- to 18-month period. The findings in this report are based on project monitoring and evaluation data collected by SARDM implementers and six case studies conducted by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). They suggest some broad crosscutting principles as well as programmatic lessons associated with specific approaches. …

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