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  1. All in, in Eastern and Southern Africa: catalysing the HIV response for adolescents

    The report demonstrates progress made on adolescent HIV programming in the Eastern and Southern African Region (ESAR) in a few short years. Qualitative in approach, the report explores how the impact of HIV on adolescents and young people was given visibility and focus as a result of the All In to end adolescent AIDS (All In) country assessments, which systematically reviewed and analyzed data, programmes and strategies currently responding to adolescent HIV.

  2. Botswana national policy on HIV and AIDS 2012

    The objective of the National Policy on HIV and AIDS is to: Prevent the spread of HIV infection and reduce the socioeconomic impact of this disease; Create a policy environment for the provision of adequate and equitable care and support to those infected and affected with HIV and AIDS; To reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards persons infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS and draw attention to the compelling public health rationale for overcoming stigmatization and discrimination against them in society; Promote coordination in order to enhance implementation of the …

  3. 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.

  4. Sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS linkages integration strategy and implementation plan

    The Government of Botswana’s SRH Policy Guidelines and Service Standards document provides the framework for developing a responsive strategy and an implementation plan for SRHR and HIV&AIDS Linkages and Integration. The global call on governments to demonstrate commitments to intensify linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV&AIDS at the policy and programme level is therefore an added opportunity for the government to review the current service provision model and optimize current resources to provide more integrated, comprehensive coordinated SRHR and HIV&AIDS services.

  5. Botswana national policy on HIV and AIDS

    The objective of the National Policy on HIV and AIDS is to : Prevent the spread of HIV infection and reduce the socio-economic impact of the disease ; Create a policy environment for the provision of adequate and equitable care and support to those infected and affected with HIV and AIDS ; To reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards persons infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS and draw attention the compelling public health rationale for overcoming stigmatization and discrimination against them in society ; Provide coordination in order to enhance implementation of th …

  6. 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. …

  7. The fiscal dimension of HIV/AIDS in Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda

    The purpose of this study is to refine the analysis of the fiscal burden of HIV/AIDS on national governments and assess the fiscal risks associated with scaling-up national HIV/AIDS responses. The study complements and contributes to the agenda on identifying and creating fiscal space for HIV/AIDS and other development expenditures. The findings from this study, and the analytical tools developed in it, could help governments in defining policy objectives, improving fiscal planning, and conducting their dialogue with donor agencies. …

  8. Botswana national policy on HIV/AIDS

    This national policy on HIV/AIDS prevention and care outlines the national response to the epidemic in Botswana. It describes the role of national leaders, various government ministries, the private sector, on-governmental and community-based organisations, Persons Living With HIV/AIDS, and individual community members, in the national response. The policy forms the basis on which a national strategic plan will be developed. Within the national strategic plan, different ministries and organisations will formulate their sectoral plans and projects for implementation. …

  9. Botswana AIDS Impact Survey III (BAIS III) 2008: stats brief preliminary results

    The 2008 Botswana AIDS Impact Survey III (BAIS III) data yielded a national HIV prevalence rate of 17.6 percent; the gender disparity disfavours females with 20.4 percent while males had 14.2. Residentially, Urban Villages have become the least infected (16.6 percent) while Towns remain the most infected at 22.1 percent. Incidence rate for the country was at 2.9 percent, and that of males and females were 2.3 and 3.5 percent respectively. This Stats Brief documents some of the BAIS III, 2008, results. Data collection was undertaken from the 15th July to 22 October 2008. …

  10. Assessing Costing and Prioritization in National AIDS Strategic Plans

    This background paper examines costing practices, cost-effectiveness data and prioritization processes in national HIV/AIDS strategic plans. The first section is a literature review on costing and prioritization in the first generation of national strategic plans (NSPs). The second section uses the World Bank AIDS Strategy and Action Plan's Self-Assessment Tool Guidelines for costing and prioritization to provide a detailed assessment of seven current-generation NSP documents. Through a simple scoring scale, patterns across these documents become evident. …

  11. National strategy for behaviour change interventions and communications for HIV and AIDS

    The national strategy is intended for Behaviour Change Interventions and Communications (BCIC) implementers within the national HIV and AIDS response structures outlined in the Botswana National Strategic Framework (NSF) for HIV/AIDS 2003-2009. It is meant to guide planning, design, implementation and monitoring of BCIC activities in all sectors. …

  12. National operational plan for scaling up HIV prevention in Botswana: 2008-2010

    The Government of Botswana has made a commitment to achieving the goal of Zero New Infections by 2016. The National Operational Plan for Scaling Up HIV Prevention in Botswana matches this vision with an aggressive prevention implementation program, building on the National Strategic Framework (NSF), that will fill the gaps in current programming and intensify, unify and scale up the response. The goal of this prevention initiative is to contribute to significant and measurable progress towards Zero New Infections as described in Vision 2016. …

  13. A synthesis of institutional arrangements of national aids commissions in Africa

    This paper presents a synthesis of institutional arrangements and issues currently facing National AIDS Councils/Commissions (NACs) in 2007. In this paper the term National AIDS Council or Commission or NAC is used to describe a stand-alone institution, independent of a government ministry, and usually comprising a governance body (the Board) and an operational body (the Secretariat), which, taken together form the National AIDS Council or Commission (NAC). …

  14. Botswana National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2003-2009

    The purpose of the NSF is firstly, to articulate, disseminate, and educate the public at large on agreed national priorities and strategies within the scope of Vision 2016. Secondly, it is to provide clear guidance for Ministries, districts, NGOs, and the Private Sector to enable them to work in a collaborative manner in achieving the intended goal of the National Response to HIV/AIDS: to eliminate the incidence of HIV and reduce the impact of AIDS in Botswana.

  15. Botswana National Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The first case of AIDS in Botswana was identified in 1985, and it is estimated that significant spread of HIV in the country started in the mid-1980's. Since then the spread of the virus in the population has been explosive, starting in the urban and peri-urban areas, and rapidly expanding to rural localities. HIV seroprevalence studies among pregnant women in 1997 showed a high prevalence of 42.9

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