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  1. Policy on HIV/AIDS of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Government established a National HIV/AIDS control program in 1987 under the Ministry of Health. Several intervention activities have been undertaken but not guided by a national policy. This policy, part of the overall health policy, aims to direct the various efforts in mitigating the impact of AIDS in Ethiopia.

  2. Policy document on HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and control

    This policy document provides a policy framework that will guide partners, both national and external, in efforts to prevent the further spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to reduce its impact on affected individuals, their families and the community at large. It will form the policy basis for the development and implementation of the Swaziland National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS and other STD.

  3. National policy on HIV/AIDS for the Republic of Zimbabwe

    National policy on HIV/AIDS for the Republic of Zimbabwe

  4. National and sector HIV/AIDS policies in the member states of the Southern Africa Development Community

    This report is a summary of the existing HIV/AIDS national policies and plans among countries in SADC. It is intended to provide a snapshot of the current status of policy formulation in the region and to suggest future steps to strengthen the policy environment for an effective response to the epidemic. Much of the information in this report is derived from national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic plans, HIV/AIDS policies for specific sectors and work plans. National consultants in each country collected these documents and commented on the final report.

  5. National Policy on HIV/AIDS and STD Related Issues

    Four cross-cutting and priority issues were given emphasis in this document. These were human rights, gender, behaviour and information, and education and communication.This Policy Statement endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a standard for policy making and action at all levels in the response to HIV/AIDS and STDs in Bangladesh. All fundamental principles enshrined in the text of UDHR are to be followed in pursuance of policy making.

  6. National Policy on HIV/AIDS 2003

    This HIV/AIDS policy represents Nigeria's commitment and her determination to stem the tide of the epidemic and mitigate its impact on her citizens utilising most recently acquired knowledge, skills and a clear understanding of the epidemic. It is also hoped that this policy will serve as the catalyst for a more vigourous, organised and coordinated long-term and sustained reponse to the epidemic. …

  7. Namibian HIV/AIDS Charter of Rights

    This Charter is the product of a consultative process involving government, ministries, representatives of commerce and industry, NGO's, AIDS service organisations, trade unions, the churches, the medical and nursing profession and people living with HIV/AIDS.

  8. Loi No. 2005-31 du 10 avril 2006 portant prévention, prise en charge et contrôle du VIH/SIDA en République du Bénin

    Cette loi porte sur le droit à l'information et au traitement; l'impact du SIDA sur l'individu, la société et le monde; l'éthique médicale; le SIDA en milieu du travail; le SIDA et l'assurance maladie; et les dispositions pénales.

  9. La situación del VIH - Sida y derechos humanos en Bolivia

    Recomendaciones: Consideramos que la educación / información a la población sobre los derechos humanos en general y en particular de las personas que viven con el VIH/SIDA es el recurso más eficaz para dar respuestas sociales adecuadas a la pandemia. Los programas de información y de educación deben transmitir conocimientos sobre la epidemiología del VIH/SIDA, las formas de transmisión y de prevención, diagnóstico, tratamiento y los derechos humanos de las PVVS de manera clara, oportuna y adaptada a los diferentes grupos socio culturales de Bolivia (idiomas, etnias, etc.). …

  10. Kenya: In the Shadow of Death: HIV/AIDS and Children's Rights in Kenya

    Depicted as an economic, social and development crisis, HIV/AIDS is less well understood as a human rights crisis, though the rights of persons living with and at risk of AIDS have figured in AIDS policy development from the beginning. Exploring these ideas, the document compares the treatment of the epidemic with the policies for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections and other stigmatized illnesses. The group hardest hit is children, due to their inability to provide for themselves and in many cases, the lack of education. …

  11. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Nigeria. Background Paper for HIV/AIDS Policy Review in Nigeria

    The paper provides in-depth information on the inextricable relationship between HIV/AIDS and human rights, including issues relating to testing, confidentiality, access to treatment/drugs, gender, the workplace, health worker/patient interaction and HIV/AIDS in the family and community and among vulnerable populations such as prisoners and sex workers. It draws extensively from material prepared by UNAIDS and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights (UNCHR), and the International Guidelines on Human Rights.

  12. HIV and AIDS and STI strategic plan for South Africa, 2007-2011

    The HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007 2011 (NSP) flows from the National Strategic Plan of 2000 2005, the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment (CCMT) as well as other HIV and AIDS strategic frameworks developed for government and sectors of civil society in the past five years. It represents the country s multi-sectoral response to the challenge with HIV infection and the wide-ranging impacts of AIDS. …

  13. Democratic Republic of Congo National Program to Combat AIDS and STDs 1999-2001

    According to the United Nations Population Division, Democratic Republic of Congo's population in 1999 was 50,335,000. Adults, aged 15 to 49, the group most likely to engage in high-risk behavior for HIV infection, represented approximately 43 percent of the total population. The HIV prevalence rate among this group was estimated by UNAIDS to be 5.07 percent. …

  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. Bosnia and Herzegovina strategy to prevent and combat HIV/AIDS 2004-2009

    The following strategic goals have been defined for the fight against HIV/AIDS in the period 2004-2009. Strategic Goal 1: Prevent HIV transmission and spreading. Strategic Goal 2: Ensure appropriate treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Strategic Goal 3: Create a legal framework for the protection of ethic principles and human rights for people living with HIV/AIDS. Strategic Goal 4: Ensure co-operation and development of sustainable capacities to combat HIV/AIDS. …

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