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  1. UNAIDS Middle East and North Africa regional report on AIDS 2011

    In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the HIV epidemic has been on the rise since 2001. Although the overall HIV prevalence in the region is still low, the rise in new infections has put MENA among the top two regions in the world with the fastest growing HIV epidemic. The rise in the estimated number of people living with HIV in the region presumably is the result of an increased HIV prevalence among key populations at higher risk and a forward transmission of the virus to a larger number of individuals who are generally at lower risk of infection.

  2. Reducing HIV stigma and discrimination: a critical part of national AIDS programmes

    Despite the pervasiveness of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in national HIV epidemics and their harmful impact in terms of public health and human rights, they remain seriously neglected issues in most national responses to HIV. National AIDS programmes - together with key partners - can take concrete steps to address these critical obstacles and help pave the way towards universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. …

  3. AIDS is everybody's business. Partnerships with the private sector: a collection of case studies from UNAIDS

    This brief collection of case studies illustrating how the UNAIDS secretariat and its 10 cosponsors are collaborating to bring private sector leadership to the foreground in the global response to HIV. Businesses, from the largest global corporations to micro enterprises, private sector associations and coalitions, corporate and private philanthropies, labour unions and employers' associations are recognizing the need to lend their resources and expertise to the AIDS response. …

  4. Managing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace. Examples of nine Non-Governmental Organisations in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

    Managing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace. Examples of nine Non-Governmental Organisations in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe is commissioned by Novib/Oxfam Netherlands and seeks to capture the experiences and lessons of implementing HIV mainstreaming internally , within the context of Oxfam's non-governmental organisation (NGO) partner workplaces in southern Africa. …

  5. The response of the education sector in Jamaica to HIV and AIDS

    This study aims to assess the effectiveness of Jamaica's current and planned response to HIV and AIDS in the education sector, highlighting strengths and critical gaps. It outlines parameters for a strategic planning exercise that will develop an action plan for the period 2006-2010 for the education sector which in turn will contribute to the preparation of the National AIDS strategy for the same 5 year period. The report is based on data obtained through a review of documents, stakeholder interviews and field visits in Kingston, Browns Town and Ocho Rios. …

  6. The long-run impact of orphanhood

    This paper presents unique evidence that orphanhood matters in the long run for health and education outcomes, in a region of Northwestern Tanzania. The paper studies a sample of 718 non-orphaned children surveyed in 1991-94, who were traced and re-interviewed as adults in 2004. A large proportion, 19 percent, lost one or more parents before the age of 15 in this period, allowing the authors to assess the permanent health and education impacts of orphanhood. The analysis controls for a wide range of child and adult characteristics before orphanhood, as well as community fixed effects. …

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