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  1. 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.

  2. SADC regional assessment report of policies and programmes on child and adolescent HIV, TB and malaria

    The SADC Protocol on Health stipulates that Member States should cooperate in dealing with health issues in a harmonised manner as an essential ingredient for the effective control of communicable diseases in the region notably, HIV, TB and Malaria. As part of the response, key strategic frameworks to guide action in the control of these three diseases have been developed by SADC but these mostly address the adult population. In this context, the SADC Secretariat is mandated to develop The SADC Minimum Standards for Child and Adolescent HIV, TB and Malaria Continuum of Care. …

  3. Regional assessment on HIV-prevention needs of migrants and mobile populations in southern Africa

    Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region. Southern Africa also experiences high levels of population movement, voluntary or forced, and comprises a diversity of people, including contract labor migrants, irregular migrants, families of migrants, refugees, trafficked persons and mobile workers such as truck drivers and mine workers. Furthermore, migrants have loved ones back home, who may face their own vulnerabilities, as the family breadwinner is away. …

  4. Plano estratégico nacional para o controlo das infecções de transmissão sexual, VIH e SIDA 2007 a 2010

    Objectivo Geral I - Fortalecer a capacidade da resposta nacional para combater a epidemia do VIH e SIDA. Objectivos Específicos: 1.Fortalecer a Comissão Nacional, as Comissões Provinciais de Luta Contra a SIDA e o Instituto Nacional de Luta contra a SIDA para estender as acções pela esfera política e mobilizar recursos financeiros para combater a epidemia do VIH e SIDA em vários níveis. 2.Mobilizar o Governo, a sociedade civil, as empresas públicas e privadas, com destaque para as petrolíferas e diamantíferas, para uma maior integração do VIH e SIDA em suas intervenções. …

  5. National plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Where are the youngest children?

    In 2005, an estimated 48 million children aged 0-18 years, that is to say 12 percent of all children in sub-Saharan Africa, were orphans, and that number is expected to rise to 53 million by 2010. One quarter of all orphans are orphaned because of AIDS, and about 2.6 million children are currently infected with HIV. In response to the general awareness of the increasing number of these children, a global initiative to develop national plans of action (NPAs) for these orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), or children affected by HIV and AIDS, has been launched. …

  6. National strategy plan on HIV/AIDS [Angola 2003 - 2008]

    The guiding principles of the National Strategy Plan 2003-2005 and 2005-2008 are:Integration of HIV and AIDS inthe poverty reduction strategy; Interventions focussed on priority vulnerable groups - youth, girls, mobile populations (including truck drivers, the military), people living with HIV/AIDS, orphansCovering of interventions in rural areas; Revision of the strategy in 2005 within the framework of the interim poverty reduction strategy

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