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  1. UCT inclusivity policy for sexual orientation

    Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is tackled head-on by the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation, which was ratified in December 2017. The policy aims to create a campus environment for staff and students that is free from discrimination in all spheres, including teaching content and language, the university’s code of conduct, and culture.

  2. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2015/2016-2019/2020

    The vision of this NSP is “A Healthy and Productive Population free of HIV and AIDS and its effects” while the goal is “Towards Zero new infections, Zero HIV and AIDS-related mortality and morbidity and Zero discrimination”. To attain the goal of this NSP, it will be implemented under four thematic areas, namely, (i) Prevention, (ii) Care and Treatment, (iii) Social Support and Protection, and (iv) Systems Strengthening. The thematic area of Systems Strengthening includes governance, infrastructure, human resource, financing/resource mobilization, monitoring, evaluation and research.

  3. HIV and AIDS strategic plan for the Parliament of the Kingdom of Swaziland 2010-2014

    The Plan is tool that will be used to mobilize parliamentarians and create a broad awareness among them of HIV and AIDS, and in particular articulate what they can do to combat the epidemic. The plan identifies and articulates critical areas of interventions where Parliamentarians can make a difference given their parliamentary and electorate mandates and comparative advantages. The Strategic Plan is organised around five components i.e. Advocacy, policy and legislation; Governance and leadership; Community outreach; Resource mobilisation; and Monitoring and reporting oversight. …

  4. 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). …

  5. Roadmap on shared responsibility and global solidarity for AIDS, TB and malaria response in Africa

    Structured around three strategic pillars—health governance, diversified financing and access to medicines—the Roadmap offers a set of practical and African-owned solutions to enhance sustainable responses to AIDS, TB and malaria. It defines goals, expected results, roles and responsibilities to hold stakeholders accountable over a three-year time frame, through 2015.

  6. AIDS dependency crisis: sourcing African solutions

    This issues brief presents African sourced solutions to reduce external dependency in the HIV response, including: -Strengthening African ownership of development investments through utilizing more diversified funding sources; -Creating an African Medicines Regulatory Agency for faster roll out of drugs and stronger quality assurance; and -Catalysing local production of medicines in partnership with the BRICS group of countries and other emerging economies. Now is the perfect time to address these issues. …

  7. Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study

    The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was reauthorized in June 2008 with a threefold increase in funds, and a broader, more explicit mandate to improve health in the low- and middle-income countries that it funded. However, the ability of a disease-specific, or vertical, programme to have a spill-over effect and improve health outcomes has been questioned. …

  8. Kenya country case study: child rights

    The Kenya country case study forms part of broader evaluation of Norwegian and Swedish aid interventions in support of child rights. While Norway has opted for advancing child rights through targeted interventions, Sweden has chosen an approach that combines child-targeted interventions with the mainstreaming of child rights in all its interventions across the board. …

  9. Coordination Framework for the National Response to HIV and AIDS

    In 2005, the Government established the National AIDS Commission (NAC) by the NAC Act 2005 along the "Three Ones Principles". NAC is placed outside the Government structure and given more independence and authority to manage the national HIV and AIDS response in conjunction with stakeholders and the authority to mobilise resources outside the Government systems. The establishment of NAC was also necessitated by the increased number of players in the national response, coupled with the substantial increase in the amount of financial support from international funding organisations. …

  10. National poverty reduction strategies and HIV/AIDS governance in Malawi: a preliminary study of shared health governance

    The public health and development communities understand clearly the need to integrate anti-poverty efforts with HIV/AIDS programs. This article reports findings about the impact of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process on Malawi's National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework (NSF). How does the PRSP process support NSF accountability, participation, access to information, funding, resource planning and allocation, monitoring, and evaluation? …

  11. Understanding the institutional dynamics of Zimbabwe's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic

    This study examines the institutional arrangements established to address the challenges of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe. The first part of the study looks specifically at the Zimbabwe National AIDS Council (ZNAC) - its organisational structure and, to a limited extent, its programmes - while the second part of the study looks at selected non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This comparison is about clarifying the multi-sectoral approach with an attempt to understand the different and unique roles of each institution. …

  12. Securing our future. Report of the commission on HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa

    The Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA) was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to address the urgent and unique challenges posed by the multiple ways in which the HIV/ AIDS epidemic impacts upon development and governance on the continent of Africa. This report presents the findings, recommendations and action plan proposed by the Commission. It delivers eight key messages and recommandations: 1. There are multiple AIDS epidemics in Africa, 2. The epidemics in Africa reflect a strong gender disparity, 3. …

  13. Rapport sur le développemnet humain durable, Burkina Faso 2001. La lutte contre le VIH/SIDA

    L'objectif du développement humain durable, exprimé lors des différents sommets et conférences organisés sous l'égide des Nations Unies, est de propromouvoir la création d'un cadre de vie offrant les meilleures opportunités d'épanouissement et de développement individuel et collectif au sein d'une société . Ce rapports'inscrit dans ce cadre et analyse en profondeur dix thèmes de la problématique du VIH/SIDA et du Développement Humain au Burkina Faso. …

  14. Understanding the institutional dynamics of Namibia's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic

    This paper provides an overview of the impact of HIV and AIDS in Namibia and the institutional, multi-sectoral response which has been adopted to respond to the epidemic. It also provides an analysis of the response and offers recommendations for improvement.

  15. Understanding and action: mobilizing parliamentarians to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in Africa. Report of the September 2003 Seminar

    This report summarizes the key findings and practical strategies developed by leading parliamentarians, civil society leaders, academics and international agency representatives at a two day seminar in Botswana in September 2003, entitled, "Reducing Women's Vulnerability and Combating Stigma in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa." 150 parliamentarians and other leaders from 23 African and European countries participated. …

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