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  1. Advancing human rights, equality and inclusive governance to end AIDS: supporting countries to implement the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

    Despite the significant progress in scaling up work on HIV human rights, violations and stigma remain serious barriers to better HIV and health responses. Greater focus on protecting, upholding and fulfilling the rights of people living with HIV and those most affected is essential for delivering on the pledge made by Member States in Agenda 2030 to leave no one behind. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law issued its landmark report in July 2012 and made several recommendations how the law can be used to respond to HIV in an evidence informed, rights based manner. …

  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. A post-2015 development agenda: Lessons from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific

    The purpose of this report is to describe experiences and lessons learned from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific to inform discussions and debates regarding the post-2015 development agenda. Chapter 1 includes: an overview of progress towards achievement of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and HIV epidemic trends and in Asia and the Pacific; key features of democratic governance incorporated into HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific; and ongoing governance challenges for HIV responses in the region. …

  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. Understanding and acting on critical enablers and development synergies for strategic investments

    UNAIDS Cosponsors and the Secretariat have prepared this document focused on critical enablers and development synergies as an additional component to existing guidance. The purpose of this document is two-fold: (1) to elaborate on the concepts of critical enablers and development synergies and (2) to demonstrate why and how they are necessary components of national AIDS responses. …

  7. 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. …

  8. 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. …

  9. Vietnam: Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia

    This publication by JCIE focuses on how governments, civil societies, corporations, and media in Vietnam are responding to the rising tide of HIV/AIDS infection that is afflicting the region. The varied responses by each society to the rising threat offer critical and practical lessons. Equally important is the increasing recognition that many problems contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS are cross-border issues that must be addressed collaboratively.

  10. Taiwan, Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia

    This publication by JCIE focuses on how governments, civil societies, corporations, and media in Taiwan are responding to the rising tide of HIV/AIDS infection that is afflicting the region. The varied responses by each society to the rising threat offer critical and practical lessons. Equally important is the increasing recognition that many problems contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS are cross-border issues that must be addressed collaboratively.

  11. Midterm Assessment of the UN-Joint Programme on AIDS in China

    A mid-term assessment of the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS for 2007-2010 was undertaken between 17 November and 12 December 2008. The assessment was to: Assess the status of the two-year work plan, the UNJP framework and functioning of the Joint UN Team on AIDS using the UNAIDS assessment tool among other things. Identify and document elements of the programme that have performed well and should be retained, together with those that should be dropped from the forward programme. …

  12. UN Joint Programme on AIDS in China (2007-2010)

    The Chinese Government and United Nations System in China are very pleased to present this framework of the UN Joint Programme on AIDS in China (2007-2010).The UN Joint Programme on AIDS is based on the Millennium Development Goals and the UNGASS HIV/AIDS Declaration of Commitment at the global level of the AIDS response. The Chinese Government expressed its commitment at the Special Session of the UN General Assembly in 2001, and has paid high attention to HIV prevention and control in China. …

  13. Challenges and Opportunities: the Expanded Government-led HIV/AIDS Programs in China

    HIV/AIDS has posed an increasingly serious issue in China. In recent years, Chinese government has taken further intensified efforts to combat HIV/AIDS with high-level political commitment, supportive policy development, increased financial allocation, large-scale of government-led initiatives, expanded international cooperation and great involvement of non-governmental organizations. Meanwhile gaps and challenges coexist impacting the implementation and the results of national HIV/AIDS programs. …

  14. National AIDS Coordinating Authorities: A synthesis of lessons learned and taking learning forward

    This paper briefly outlines some of the key challenges facing National AIDS Coordinating Authorities (NACAs) in fulfilling their roles in promoting better harmonisation and alignment of national responses to HIV AND AIDS. The paper suggests that some of the underlying problems facing NACAs stem from broader governance issues concerning the transferability of institutional models and political incentives for doing something about AIDS. Without further analysis of the political economy of AIDS responses many of the existing challenges faced by NACAs are likely to persist. …

  15. 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. …

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