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  1. A framework for monitoring and evaluating HIV prevention programmes for most-at-risk populations

    This publication provides guidance to governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other members of civil society in monitoring and evaluating (M&E) HIV prevention programmes for most-at-risk populations. It is designed primarily for programme managers and others involved in planning and implementing M&E of programmes and projects for most-at-risk populations at both national and subnational levels. This framework includes methods and tools that can be applied at the national, and perhaps more appropriately, at the subnational level. …

  2. Report of the Asia-Pacific High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennum Development Goals, 6 - 8 February 2012, Bangkok

    The Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals was convened in Bangkok from 6 to 8 February 2012. …

  3. Review of national AIDS councils in Africa: Findings from five countries

    National AIDS councils (NACs) were established in many African countries to co-ordinate the multi-sectoral response to HIV/ AIDS. Their main mandate is to provide strategic leadership and co-ordinate activities geared to fight against HIV/AIDS. This study sought to understand the extent to which NACs have achieved their goals and the challenges they face. Best practices were identified and shared among countries involved, so as to enhance their efforts. This review is crucial given that the fight against HIV/AIDS is far from being won. …

  4. The Socioeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in China

    This report is the summary report of a full study supported by British Department for International Development, UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS in China and United Nations Children's Fund.This study consists of the following parts: - Socioeconomic factors contributing to HIV epidemic; - The estimation the number of HIV/AIDS cases by the end of 2001 and projection the trend over the next decade; - An analysis of the socioeconomic impact of AIDS on three levels: family, health sector and macroeconomics; - Recommendations on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.

  5. Mid Term Review of the Third Medium Term Plan on HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of this external medium term review (MTR) is to provide Namibia's National AIDS Committee (NAC) with an independent view of the current status of implementation of the Third Medium Term Plan and to provide policy recommendations on how to strengthen the national efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

  6. Rapport de la réponse nationale à l'épidémie du VIH et sida au Congo 2009

    La République du Congo a élaboré en 2007-2008 un nouveau cadre stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH/Sida et les IST (CSN) pour les périodes 2009-2013. Le présent rapport national décrit l'état de la mise en oeuvre de la première année du CSN 2009-2013, les forces, les faiblesses, les leçons apprises et les perspectives.

  7. HIV testing, treatment and prevention: generic tools for operational research

    As part of its efforts to obtain evidence to inform the public health approach to HIV treatment and prevention, the HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization has developed tools for operational research on topics that have relevance to programmes. The tools include two major parts: 1) A main document which is intended to serve as a basis for formulating research questions and designing an operational research project to address them. …

  8. Joint United Nations programme of support on AIDS 2007-2010

    One in six Zambians lives with HIV. Due to the scale and severity of the pandemic in Zambia, interlinked with the other challenges of poverty, household food insecurity, gender inequalities and weakened public sector institutional capacity, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) has placed HIV and AIDS at the top of its agenda. Most Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved in Zambia unless the response is scaled up. …

  9. The gender guide for health communication programs

    A tool designed to encourage the incorporation of gender-based roles and responsibilities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health communication programmes. The guide provides keys questions to help programme managers determine how gender roles for both women and men, may impede access to health information, restrict use of health services, or limit beneficial health outcomes. By identifying this information, health communication programmes can encourage individuals and communities to pay attention to resolving gender inequities.

  10. Planning for action: a guide to HIV/AIDS/STI strategic planning for Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    This manual offers guidelines for developing successful programmes to manage and control HIV/AIDS and STIs. However, this strategic planning process can be applied to any issue where changing situations and conditions have to be considered for the planning of activities. The guide is divided into four sections. The first gives an overview of HIV, the strategic planning process and skills used in the process. This is followed by an analysis of the current situation and information on how to build the foundations of a strategic plan. …

  11. Programming for adolescent health and development: report of a WHO/UNFPA/UNICEF Study Group on Programming for Adolescent Health

    This report is a synthesis of the materials and experts' opinions presented in the WHO/UNFPA/UNICEF Study Group on Programming for Adolescent Health. The report is presented according to the components of the framework of the country programmes which are: goals of programmes, guiding concepts, major interventions, intervention settings, keys to success, building political commitment, assessing priorities for action, maintaining implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

  12. Strengthening the provision of adolescent-friendly health services to meet the health and development needs of adolescents in Africa

    The publication includes a synthesis and the summarized presentations given at the Regional Consultation on Strengthening the Provision of Adolescent-Friendly Health Services in Africa which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 17-21 October 2000.

  13. Strengthening the provision of adolescent-friendly health services to meet the health and development needs of adolescents in Africa: a consensus statement

    The paper presents the consensus statement of the African Regional Consultation on Adolescent-Friendly Health Services (AFHS) facilitated by WHO, and UNICEF which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 17 to 21 October 2000. The statement includes issues such as basic adolescent health needs, health-seeking behaviour, adolescent-friendly health services (AFHS), sustainability, resources, approaches to AFHS, and research areas.

  14. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  15. United Nations General Assembly Declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS: five years later

    The present report provides an update on progress in the global AIDS response since the 2001 special session, identifies critical challenges that must be addressed and makes urgent recommendations to strengthen efforts at the global, regional and country levels.The report is based on data supplied by countries on the complete set of core indicators developed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to monitor implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. Nearly 120 country progress reports have been submitted that update the data provided by countries in 2003. …

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