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  1. HIV/AIDS program in Jharkhand: a critical review

    This article is an attempt to present and elaborate the HIV/AIDS scenario in Jharkhand state of India, services available, key issues, challenges, and concerns at various levels to mitigate the epidemic. It also examines the role of different stakeholders and agencies in halting and reversing the epidemic. The findings show that there are various challenges that need immediate attention. The article critically examines these issues in detail and suggests the approach to address the epidemic.

  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. Capacity development matters: a practical guide

    This booklet is a practical guide on what capacity development is and how we are applying it in UNFPA. The first chapter provides an overview of capacity development and some basic definitions; the second highlights examples of practice in action from the field; and the third consists of a series of tools and resources that we have considered useful when developing and implementing capacity development programmes. This guide is primarily meant for UNFPA technical and programme staff but may also serve other United Nations (UN) agencies, partner organizations and Member States.

  4. HIV and AIDS in South-East Asia Region: Progress Report 2010

    This annual 2010 progress report on HIV/AIDS in the South-East Asia Region presents key achievements in prevention and control of HIV in the Region and highlights areas where further work is needed. This report elaborates the issue addressing HIV epidemic situation in the South-East Asia Region, Health sector response to the HIV epidemic, Challenges and future priorities.

  5. Country Case Studies: Uncharted Waters: The Impact of U.S. Policy in Vietnam

    Vietnam - a vibrant country of 84 million people - is experiencing rapid economic growth and unprecedented societal change ushered in by globalization. This is posing interesting possibilities and challenges for U.S. assistance and policy. In June 2004, the Bush Administration named Vietnam the fifteenth focus country under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Vietnam is the sole PEPFAR focus country in Asia, with twelve in Africa and two in Latin America and the Caribbean. …

  6. 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.

  7. A response to HIV and AIDS. Examples of successful HIV prevention in Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Central Asia

    HIV is a threat to development, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. German development policy is active in this region to find a joint response to HIV and AIDS and to contain the epidemic. Some of its most successful approaches are presented in this report. The main difference between HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and those in Africa, Western Europe and North America is in the transmission routes that are most common, i.e. via sexual transmission or via shared use of non-sterile injecting equipment. Another difference is the particular vulnerability of certain social groups. …

  8. Build it and they will come. Lessons from the Northern Economic Corridor: Migrating HIV and other diseases

    This report examines the impact on the local people of an important infrastructure project in northwest Lao - the upgrade of Route 3, which forms part of the northern economic corridor linking Thailand with China. The report also outlines the implications for future HIV mitigation programs, and recommends ways to ensure that future programs maximize the good that infrastructure development brings and minimize negative impacts.

  9. Twenty years of HIV in Bangladesh: experiences and way forward

    The report describes the scope and the coverage of interventions delivered, and the institutions involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh as well as analyses the trend of the epidemic and impact of the prevention programs. This work concludes that despite Bangladesh's vulnerability to HIV, one of the reasons for low prevalence in Bangladesh is the early and sustained implementation of HIV programs targeted to the most at risk populations - informed by data from regular surveillance and behavioral surveys. A state-of-the-art surveillance system has been in place since 1998. …

  10. Thailand's response to HIV/AIDS: progress and challenges. Thematic MDG report

    This report is a powerful account of how Thailand has managed to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6 to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015 well in advance of schedule, and what now needs to be done to sustain this extraordinary achievement.

  11. Cambodia Human Development Report. Societal aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cambodia progress report, 2001

    This year's Progress Report on the Societal Aspects of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cambodia sets a framework that outlines the fact that HIV/AIDS deepens the poverty of households and nation, while poverty favours the spread of the disease by increasing the vulnerability of individuals to infection. …

  12. HIV/AIDS and development in South Asia 2003. Regional Human Development Report

    It is now well accepted that HIV/AIDS is a challenge for the world community as it transcends boundaries of nation, class, ethnicity and sexual preference. Over the years, research has shown that HIV is not random in its spread or its impact. An intersection of several variables - poverty, urbanisation, gender inequality and stereotypical gender roles - impacts upon vulnerabilities. …

  13. The sixteenth Asian Parliamentarians' Meeting on Population and Development: Review of Population and Development in Asia and Parliamentarians' Initiatives, Bangkok, Thailand, March 18-20, 2000

    The sixteenth Asian Parliamentarians' Meeting on Population and Development: Review of Population and Development in Asia and Parliamentarians' Initiatives, Bangkok, Thailand, March 18-20, 2000

  14. Workshop report [of the] Integrating Socio-cultural Research into Population and Reproductive Health Programmes, Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 November - 1 December 2001

    The report provides understanding of socio-cultural research (SRC) for programming purposes in the area of population and reproductive health. The first part of the report introduces the concept of SCR and the rationale for its use in population and RH programmes. It identifies social and cultural factors affecting demographic and reproductive health behaviour. The second part of the report focuses on approaches, methods and tools for operationalizing SCR in programmes. …

  15. 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. …

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