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  1. Challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling: a case of Jharkhand

    The study highlights the challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling. The major challenges are recruiting the right individuals and their capacity building and retention. The finding shows that most of the counselors are not befitting in terms of qualification and experience besides motivation, remuneration, and other issues. The study suggests that to ensure the effective counseling to reverse the epidemic, it is important to focus on such issues through appropriate policy interventions.

  2. Harm reduction strategy for IDU (injecting drug use) and HIV/AIDS prevention in Afghanistan

    To goal of this strategy is to reduce drug-related health and social harms among individuals, families and communities in Afghanistan. The specific objectives are: To reduce the vulnerability of problem drug users and their families to HIV infection; To reduce the vulnerability of problem drug users and their families to Hepatitis B, C and syphilis; To reduce the risk of the spread of HIV and other blood borne diseases to the general population; To provide services to IDUs that will reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

  3. National strategic framework on HIV/AIDS for Afghanistan - II 2011-2015

    The NSF-II is elaborated in continuity of the Afghanistan National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework-I goal to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for at-risk and vulnerable populations and people living with HIV. …

  4. National child and adolescent health strategy 2009-2013

    This Child and Adolescent Health Strategy, attempts to guide the MOPH in the implementation of the critical interventions that have a major impact on mortality of mothers, infants and children receive greatest attention for the period 2009-2013. The primary focus of many of the interventions is children under five years of age, since they have the highest mortality from the cited conditions. However, many of the interventions are equally successful in treating or preventing illness in older children and adolescents. …

  5. National reproductive health strategy 2012-2016

    This reproductive health (RH) strategy is based on the core values and operational principles, which are in line with the Ministry of Public Health’s mission and vision and with the National Development Framework.The goal of the reproductive health strategy is to improve the reproductive health status of families in Afghanistan through the provision of integrated reproductive health services in partnership with communities, development partners and the private sector.

  6. National HIV and AIDS policy

    Although HIV prevalence in Afghanistan is currently low among the general population, it is a country at high risk for the spread of HIV. The Afghanistan National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2011-2015 (ANASF-II) provides Afghanistan's strategic guidance for action for HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, outlining the roles of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to sustain a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response, with the support of other key sectors and civil society. …

  7. In sweet harmony? A review of health and education sectorwide approaches (SWAps) in the South Pacific. Phase 1 of a Joint Learning Initiative

    This desk study distills evidence from a document review of selected health and education SWAps ongoing in Pacific Island countries to address four questions: (i) are the anticipated benefits of the approach being realized; (ii) are the objectives of national sector programs likely to be achieved; (iii) how is the approach affecting sector program results; and (iv) how is the approach affecting the efficacy of the DPs. …

  8. National strategic and action plan on HIV/AIDS/STI control and prevention 2011-2015

    The purpose of the NSAP 2011-2015 is to guide the national response to HIV/AIDS. The goals of the plan are: 1. Maintain the present low level of HIV prevalence in the general population (15-49) below 1%; 2. Ensure HIV seroprevalence among most-at-risk populations is lower than 5%. The objectives of the plan are: 1. Scale up the national response in order to minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS on the social and economic development in the Lao PDR; 2. Improve the quality of life of people infected with and affected by HIV. The strategy identifies the following strategic components: 1. …

  9. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011-2016

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011 - 2016 is a national guiding document and a road map for the next five year, for all sectors, institutions and partners involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Nepal to meet the national goal; to achieve univeral access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with two major programmatic objectives (i) reduce new HIV prevention by 50% and (ii) reduce HIV related dealths by 25%, by 2016.

  10. Myanmar National Strategic Plan and Operational Plan on HIV and AIDS 2011-2015

    This National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS 2011-2015 is composed of two parts: Part One presenting situation analysis, vision, aim, objectives, guiding principles and strategic priorities; and part Two, presenting, ofr each strategic priority, a number of interventions with target populations, activity arrea, outcomes, outputs, indicators and targets. Detailed guiding principles, information on the roles and responsibilities of participating entities, insitutional arrangements and coordinating mechanisms in annexes.

  11. Challenges in developing national HIV guidelines: experience from the eastern Mediterranean

    Objective: To appraise the process of development and clinical content of national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical practice guidelines of countries in the eastern Mediterranean and to formulate recommendations for future guideline development and adaptation. Methods Twenty-three countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean and United Nations Children’s Fund Middle East and North Africa regions were invited to submit national HIV clinical practice guidelines for review. …

  12. Talking sexual health. National framework for education about STIs, HIV/AIDS and blood-borne viruses in secondary schools

    The purpose of the Framework is to inform and support education authorities and whole school communities to implement education that reflects the complexity of issues related to STIs, HIV/AIDS and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). The Framework has five key components for the development and delivery of a comprehensive education that focuses on STIs, HIV/AIDS and BBVs, which are based on the most current national and international research. …

  13. Regulations on AIDS Prevention and Treatment

    Regulations on AIDS Prevention and Treatment

  14. A Collection of National and Education Sector HIV/AIDS Policies and Strategies

    This document has been compiled by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)/UNESCO HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Clearinghouse in cooperation with POLICY /Futures Group. It aims to bring together, for ease of access, national and education sector HIV/AIDS policies and strategies adopted by governments to manage the impact of HIV/AIDS on their country or more specifically their education systems, to help protect their populations from infection and to care for those who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. …

  15. Guidelines in the implementation of workplace policy and education program on HIV and AIDS

    Guidelines in the implementation of workplace policy and education program on HIV and AIDS.

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