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  1. Step up the pace: towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

    The West and Central Africa region has one of the world’s highest HIV burdens among children and adolescents, second only to that of Eastern and Southern Africa. Yet, due to its lower HIV prevalence rate, the epidemic has received less attention than in other regions. …

  2. Plan gouvernemental de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives 2013-2017

    Le plan 2013-2017 repose sur trois grandes priorités : 1) Fonder l’action publique sur l’observation, la recherche et l’évaluation : en progressant dans la compréhension des conduites addictives ; en soutenant la recherche sur les nouveaux traitements médicamenteux et les stratégies thérapeutiques innovantes ainsi que les recherches en sciences sociales ; en faisant de la recherche un outil d’aide à la décision. …

  3. On Course: Mainstreaming gender into national HIV strategies and plans. A Roadmap

    On Course will assist governments, civil society and other HIV actors to make clear, concerted and sustainable efforts to address multi-dimensional gender and human rights issues in their national HIV efforts and support increased capacity to achieve gender equality results. On Course is designed to be used in a multiplicity of HIV strategy and planning contexts, whether standalone, integrated into the health sector plans, or developed as elements of other national plans and process (development plans, poverty reduction plans, gender action plans, etc.).

  4. Effective laws to end HIV and AIDS: Next steps for parliaments

    With the global AIDS response becoming increasingly hampered by the criminalization of key populations, this study aims to encourage and assist parliamentary scrutiny of legislation that impedes effective HIV interventions. It highlights the various processes in selected parliaments that led to the adoption of laws with a positive impact on the AIDS response. Although such outcomes were not always easy to achieve, they were mainly the result of inspired leadership by parliamentarians able to overcome the moral obstacles that had stifled socially sensitive issues in political debate.

  5. Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA)

    On December 7, 2013, ministers and their representatives from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa came together to endorse and adopt the UN commitment for Eastern and Southern Africa with its recommendations for bold action in response to HIV and the education/health challenges experienced by young people. Recognising the urgency of the situation facing young people, education and health ministers have now committed to addressing young people's realities by ramping up sexuality education and health services in their countries.

  6. Local government responses to HIV/AIDS: a handbook. A Handbook to support local government authorities in addressing HIV/AIDS at the municipal level

    This handbook has been written for local government authorities (LGA) mayors, councilors, advisors and officials that are interested in developing or strengthening local responses to HIV/AIDS. It provides information, examples, and illustrative tools (surveys, checklists, modules, etc.) that guide users through the steps of recognizing and publicly acknowledging the importance of addressing HIV/AIDS, assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the locality, and identifying key stakeholders to initiate and coordinate a Local Government (LG) HIV/AIDS Response Strategy. …

  7. Aboriginal strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada II: for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples from 2009 to 2014

    Ce document est une ressource pour tous les intervenants participant à l’intervention face au VIH/sida au sein de la collectivité autochtone. Il est conçue de manière à souligner les domaines stratégiques d’intervention avec des objectifs clés et des résultats globaux. Après la présentation des domaines stratégiques, il y a des suggestions sur la façon dont les divers « secteurs » peuvent participer afin de faire progresser la stratégie.

  8. HIV Plan 2014-2019

    Since 30 September 2013, Belgium has a HIV Plan providing a commonly agreed framework for action against HIV/AIDS. The purposes of the Plan are: To reduce new cases of HIV infections while promoting the conditions for healthy and responsible sexuality; To encourage access to specialised HIV services and programmes for prevention, screening, care and quality support, within the framework of universal access to healthcare; To reduce all forms of stigma and discrimination, particularly those based on serostatus or health. …

  9. Brazilian policy on addressing AIDS: Results, progress and perspectives

    A resposta programática às DST/aids entra em um novo ciclo de desenvolvimento da epidemia, com taxas de prevalência relativamente baixas na população geral, em contraste com prevalências mais elevadas em subgrupos populacionais em situação de maior vulnerabilidade, o que exige o aprimoramento das estratégias de vigilância, prevenção, assistência e tratamento. …

  10. Guides nationaux de planification des programmes de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA

    Le Plan Stratégique National Multisectoriel de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA 2005-2009 consacre la multisectorialité comme stratégie clé de la réponse nationale, avec une place importante réservée á l'appui aux initiatives communautaires. Il s'agit de renforcer la capacité des communautés à apporter des réponses aux problèmes posés par le VIH et le SIDA, contribuant ainsi à la réduction de leur vulnérabilité tant au VIH qu'à l'impact du SIDA. …

  11. Transforming the national AIDS response: mainstreaming gender equality and women's human rights into the "three ones"

    Statistics on HIV and AIDS present a stark reality. Today, after over 25 years of working to combat this pandemic, over 30 million people are living with HIV, half of them women. Women's infection rates are rising, often dramatically, outpacing those of men in many countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The single most important strategy in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS is empowering women and girls and guaranteeing their rights to prevention, treatment, care and support. …

  12. Morocco: a national AIDS response

    The Moroccan AIDS response gave rise to the National Strategic Plan, which now serves as a reference throughout Africa. The National Strategic Plan has contributed to keeping the national seroprevalence at a low level. This document outlines the process of development and the key elements of the plan: sentinel surveillance of HIV; syndromic case management of sexually transmitted infections; social communication in respect to HIV; confidential voluntary HIV counselling and testing; and case management.

  13. Working from the inside: mainstreaming HIV into government planning in Kenya

    This article describes how the the government of Kenya took into account HIV in its government planning.

  14. Acting early to prevent AIDS: the case of Senegal

    This paper describes the experience of Senegal, a country that has worked hard to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, has maintained one of the lowest rates of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses Senegal's social organization, health sector, marriage patterns and prostitution situation before HIV/AIDS began its rapid spread across much of Africa. …

  15. National Strategic Plan against AIDS 2002 - 2006

    From the emergence of the first AIDS case in the world, in the beginning of the eighties, the number of cases reported to WHO didn't stop increasing, becoming the first mortality cause at African continent level and the fourth at world level, in the adults.Since then, many progresses were already made in research and treatment areas. However, the results of the efforts made in the fight against AIDS are not very visible, mainly in the countries in development, where poverty reaches most of the population. …

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