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  1. Promoting gender responsive budgeting in the national response on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

    In 2015, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with the support of UNWomen, UNAIDS and UNDP implemented a project titled 'Institutional Strengthening for Enhanced Gender Responsive HIV Response in Nigeria'. The goal of this initiative was to strengthen institutional mechanisms for strategic integration of gender mainstreaming in the national, state level (5 states) and institutional response to HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. …

  2. 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. …

  3. 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. …

  4. Local government responses to HIV/AIDS: a handbook. A Handbook to support local government authorities in addressing HIV/AIDS at the municipal level

    This handbook has been written for local government authorities (LGA) mayors, councilors, advisors and officials that are interested in developing or strengthening local responses to HIV/AIDS. It provides information, examples, and illustrative tools (surveys, checklists, modules, etc.) that guide users through the steps of recognizing and publicly acknowledging the importance of addressing HIV/AIDS, assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the locality, and identifying key stakeholders to initiate and coordinate a Local Government (LG) HIV/AIDS Response Strategy. …

  5. Assessment of capacity for health policy and systems research and analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project

    The importance of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) is widely recognized. Universities are central to strengthening and sustaining the HPSR+A capacity as they teach the next generation of decision-makers and health professionals. However, little is known about the capacity of universities, specifically, to develop the field. In this article, the quthors report results of capacity self- assessments by seven universities within five African countries, conducted through the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA). …

  6. Health education: theoretical concepts, effective strategies and core competencies: a foundation document to guide capacity development of health educators

    The WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean conducted a situation analysis to assess the health education capacity, programmes and activities in Member States of the Region. The findings of the assessment showed a number of persisting challenges. These include access to and knowledge of up-to-date tools that can help educators engage in effective health education practice, and confusion about how health education can meaningfully contribute to the goals of health promotion. …

  7. School health and nutrition guidelines. Together for healthy productive schools

    These School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Guidelines put the Strategy into action. They are derived from the SHN strategy, guiding principles and the four components of the FRESH (Focusing Resources on School Health and Nutrition) approach namely: policies and standards, essential SHN services, productive school environment that is safe and sanitary, and skills based education. The objectives of the Guidelines are to help partners to: 1. Improve coordination, monitoring and evaluation; 2. Maximize resource use in a transparent manner and reduce duplication; 3. …

  8. Sexual and reproductive health strategy for the SADC region 2006-2015

    The goal of this Strategy is to provide a policy framework and guidelines to accelerate the attainment of healthy sexual and reproductive life for all SADC citizens. Consequently, the objectives of the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Regional Strategy are to strengthen the capacity of SADC Member States to deliver integrated and comprehensive SRH services, to harmonise policies, guidelines and protocols, to enhance synergy of strategies and programmes at national and regional levels and to enhance sharing of information, experiences and best practices among Member States.

  9. Zanzibar gender mainstreaming operational plan

    This Zanzibar gender operational plan is a follow up to implement the recommended strategies which were contained in the gender and HIV&AIDS publication. …

  10. Challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling: a case of Jharkhand

    The study highlights the challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling. The major challenges are recruiting the right individuals and their capacity building and retention. The finding shows that most of the counselors are not befitting in terms of qualification and experience besides motivation, remuneration, and other issues. The study suggests that to ensure the effective counseling to reverse the epidemic, it is important to focus on such issues through appropriate policy interventions.

  11. Strengthening contemporary school health, nutrition and HIV prevention programmes. Report of the 8th Annual Africa Short Course

    In June 2012, the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London, in partnership with the Eastern and Southern African Centre for International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC) and West African Centre for International Parasite Control (WACIPAC), delivered the 8th Annual Short Course on Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition and HIV Prevention Programmes at the Sun ’n’ Sand Beach Resort in Kilifi, Kenya. …

  12. Guide to HIV/AIDS policy development. Support to the HIV/AIDS response in Zambia (SHARe) project

    There is now a broad consensus that an enabling policy environment is needed to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic, given its cross-cutting nature. This realisation has led to an increasing demand for dedicated policies for informing and guiding programming and activity planning regarding HIV/AIDS. It would, however, appear that there is a dearth of policy development skills among the majority of actors in the HIV/AIDS subsector. Past efforts to develop HIV/AIDS policy often lacked analytical depth and failed to identify key HIV/AIDS issue areas. …

  13. Key findings from the Namibia HIV prevention information needs assessment

    The Southern African HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), with support from the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, has conducted a series of national HIV information needs assessments in southern Africa to support the planning and development of a knowledge management program. This program aims to increase the dissemination and use of accurate, evidence-based, and up-to-date information in order to improve HIV prevention in the region. …

  14. Monitoring and evaluation plan for Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS national strategic plan (2006-2012)

    The National M&E Plan is aligned with the strategic priority areas of the ZNASP. The overall goal of the national M&E plan is to provide a systematic approach to tracking activities related to the ZNASP strategic areas. The plan articulates, by program area, details of what information is needed including: indicators, data sources, data collection methods, data flow, data analysis, data use and reporting, and feedback as well as the responsibilities of implementing partners and stakeholders. …

  15. National HIV/AIDS stakeholders and services mapping report

    This is a report of the national exercise undertaken to programmatically and geo-map HIV/AIDS stakeholders and services in order to redirect intervention focus and resources for the national response. The stakeholders in this mapping include civil society organizations, central and local government departments and other agencies involved in service provision. This exercise is focused on mapping of stakeholders by locating their physical address (presence), activity scope (interventions) and areas and beneficiaries covered by their interventions.

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