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  1. National strategy for the prevention and management of alcohol and drug use amongst learners in schools

    Alcohol and drug abuse is a global challenge, which has detrimental effects on the health, wealth and security of nations. Its impact is being felt in schools in South Africa and is compromising the quality of teaching and learning and the safety of learning spaces. This strategy was developed to provide comprehensive guidance to the basic education sector in South Africa with regards to the prevention and management of alcohol and drugs in schools. …

  2. Adolescent health, global guidelines versus local realities: the Sub-Saharan Africa experience

    As the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) evolves, further discussion and documentation of national policy and aspects of its implementation is needed to ensure effectiveness of interventions. Further research is required to foster beneficial shifts in policy advocacy, including resource allocation, and in the prioritization of adolescent programs in health and education systems, in communities and in workplaces. Adolescents are exposed to diverse interventions across all the countries under discussion; however there exist obstacles to realization of ASRH goals. …

  3. 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. …

  4. A situational analysis on the status of women's and children's rights in Zimbabwe 2005-2010: A call for reducing disparities and improving equity

    The purpose of the Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Zimbabwe is to consider the situation facing children and women in 2010 and analyse how this affects the realisation of their rights. This Situation Analysis takes into account statistical trends, policies and budgets relating to the rights and welfare of girls, boys and women. While the report provides a brief review of the historical background, its primary focus is an analysis of the present situation with a view to assessing the future prospects for supporting children and women's rights.

  5. National response to psychosocial needs of children: three year strategic plan 2008-2010

    This strategic plan is aimed at ensuring that all children in need of psychosocial support (PSS) in Swaziland are reached. It will further strengthen and standardize the quality of PSS training, service delivery and finally advocate for mainstreaming of PSS in all programmes targeting children in the country. The strategy advocates that all PSS interventions should be grounded in the Swazi culture. …

  6. Joint biennial HIV and AIDS sector review 2008

    This report summarises the Joint Biennial HIV and AIDS Sector Review 2008 for Tanzania Mainland. The main objectives of the report are to share the information presented and the concerns and issues raised in the review deliberations in order to expand the knowledge base informing the national response to the epidemic, disseminate the milestones which will be the basis of implementation of the National Multisectoral Strategic Framework over the next two years, and promote ongoing dialogue.

  7. Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. Gateways to integration: a case study from Kenya

    The process of linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS needs to work in both directions: this means that traditional sexual and reproductive health services need to integrate HIV/AIDS interventions, and also that programmes set up to address the AIDS epidemic need to integrate more general services for sexual and reproductive health. While there is broad consensus that strengthening linkages should be beneficial for clients, only limited evidence is published regarding real benefits, feasibility, costs and implications for health systems. …

  8. Situational analysis of orphaned and vulnerable children in eight Zimbabwean districts

    In response to the AIDS epidemic and poverty, the Zimbabwean government and other organisations are implementing various programmes aimed at assisting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the eight districts surveyed. It is clearly important to have an audit of the social services and support structures available for OVC in the eight districts and to have a clear understanding of the situation of OVC including their needs and concerns in order to have proper prioritisation, designing and evaluation of programmes that are aimed at supporting the affected children.

  9. HIV and AIDS prevention and control act N° 14 of 30 December 2006

    An act of parliament to provide measures for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, to provide for the protection and promotion of public health and for the appropriate treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection, and for connected purposes.

  10. Uganda HIV/AIDS Control Project (UACP). The Community HIV/AIDS Initiative, CHAI: community orientation brief

    The Uganda HIV/AIDS Control Project aims to: reduce the spread of HIV infection; Mitigate the health and socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS at individual, household and community levels; and strengthen the national capacity to respond to the epidemic. Under this project, a component known as the community-led HIV/AIDS initiative (CHAIs) has been designed to assist the different communities/social groups organize and appreciate the HIV/AIDS problem as well as to identify, implement and manage their desired sub-projects.

  11. The second national multisectoral HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2006-2008

    The document is presented in five chapters: Background information on the country is chapter one. The description of the past and current situation of HIV and AIDS in the country is chapter two. Chapter three describes the international, regional and national responses to the epidemic. Chapter four presents the vision and mission statement, strategic issues, objectives, strategies, indicators. Implementation of the national response covering coordination, funding, monitoring and evaluation and revision of the strategic plan is presented in chapter five. …

  12. Multisectoral responses to HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDS is a crisis that expands beyond the health sector and will soon touch everyone in Africa. It is a development problem that defies easy answers and routine solutions. Therefore, creativity, synergy, and collaboration from all sectors of society are required to find solutions to mitigate and prevent the expansion of the epidemic.Many organizations working in Africa, particularly those not involved in health, have been feeling the effects of HIV/AIDS on their programs and asked USAID for some guidance in how to address these complicated issues. …

  13. HIV and AIDS and STI strategic plan for South Africa, 2007-2011

    The HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007 2011 (NSP) flows from the National Strategic Plan of 2000 2005, the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment (CCMT) as well as other HIV and AIDS strategic frameworks developed for government and sectors of civil society in the past five years. It represents the country s multi-sectoral response to the challenge with HIV infection and the wide-ranging impacts of AIDS. …

  14. Ethiopian strategic plan for intensifying multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS response (2004-2008)

    The ongoing multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is framed around the National policy and the Five-year Strategic Framework that were issued out in 1998 and 1999 respectively. This Strategic Plan and Management (SPM) has been prepared mainly through desktop review. Critical analysis and synthesis of the relevant documents was carried out with the involvement of relevant individuals and institutions during regular consultation and brainstorming sessions. …

  15. SCOPE OVC Project

    This a review of the SCOPE OVC Project in Zambia. The main objective of the project has been to strengthen community led initiatives and establish community based and led reponses to OVCs. This is inrecognition of the fact that community led initiatives are likley to have long lasting impact within communities. …

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