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  1. Plan stratégique national de la riposte au VIH/SIDA 2018-2021

    Le Plan Stratégique National de la riposte au VIH/SIDA 2018 –2021 s’inscrit dans un contexte international de la fin de l’épidémie à l’horizon 2030 et s’aligne aux objectifs 90-90-90 de 2020. …

  2. National guidelines on case management of sexually transmitted infections

    The National Guideline on Cases Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), is intended for use in any setting in Nepal by health care providers (HCPs), who may be consulted by patients with symptoms suggesting STIs or who are at risk of getting STI. This guideline has been developed with the objective to enable health care workers to provide effective treatment and obtain cure; treat asymptomatic patients and/or subclinical infections; prevent or reduce future risk-taking behavior; and to ensure that the sexual partners are appropriately traced and treated.

  3. Co-financing HIV programmes improves overall development results

    This brief provides evidence-backed advice to policymakers on how to get greater impact from HIV financing. RethinkHIV is a new research initiative, funded by the Rush Foundation, that aims to conduct and evaluate cutting-edge research to inform long-term planning and resource-allocation for the treatment and management of HIV/AIDS.

  4. Integrated approach to HIV and water, sanitation and hygiene in Southern Africa. A gap and needs assessment

    This report documents findings of a rapid assessment on existing implementation linkages between HIV responses on one hand, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on the other, in four southern African countries: Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. The review was conducted in July 2014 by consultants commissioned by SAfAIDS and WaterAid. This rapid assessment is a forerunner of a number of pilot activities to be conducted in Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia to explore how HIV and WASH can be better integrated.

  5. Training for health services and systems research in Sub-Saharan Africa - a case study at four East and Southern African Universities

    Background: The need to develop capacity for health services and systems research (HSSR) in low and middle income countries has been highlighted in a number of international forums. However, little is known about the level of HSSR training in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We conducted an assessment at four major East and Southern African universities to describe: a) the numbers of HSSR PhD trainees at these institutions, b) existing HSSR curricula and mode of delivery, and c) motivating and challenging factors for PhD training, from the trainees’ experience. …

  6. Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV

    ISSUE ADDRESSED: The Australian response to HIV oversaw one of the most rapid and sustained changes in community behaviour in Australia's health-promotion history. The combined action of communities of gay men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, people living with HIV and clinicians working in partnership with government, public health and research has been recognised for many years as highly successful in minimising the HIV epidemic. …

  7. A strategic framework for engagement in HIV control and promotion of maternal, newborn and child health in Kenya: Accelerating progress in saving the lives of women and children 2013-2017

    The overall goal of the strategy is to mobilise and provide leadership towards ZERO new HIV infections and reduce the number of deaths among women and children in Kenya. This framework will provide guidance for the strategic engagement of the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya to catalyze action and accelerate the attainment of national and international commitments to HIV, maternal and child health targets. To catalyse and sustain on-going efforts in HIV, maternal and child health, the Office of the First Lady will focus on: 1. Accelerate Programs. …

  8. Kiribati STI and HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2005-2008

    The Kiribati STI and HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2005 – 2008 is an update of the Kiribati STI and HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2000 and addresses the prevention, treatment, care and support needs of I-Kiribati for the period 2005 to 2008. Changes have been made to correspond to the present situation, and to create multi-sectoral responses to HIV that focus on the following priority areas: treatment, care and support; prevention of transmission, coordination of national response. …

  9. Kenyan National Guidelines on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

    People infected with HIV are at greater risk of malnutrition than those who are not infected. HIV and opportunistic infections interfere with the desire and ability to eat thus reducing dietary intake; causing mal-absorption of nutrients; increasing energy demand thus increasing nutrient requirements; and causing abnormal use of protein. Limited food security and inadequate knowledge of good nutrition in regions of Kenya where HIV is prevalent, makes the situation worse. …

  10. HIV/AIDS program in Jharkhand: a critical review

    This article is an attempt to present and elaborate the HIV/AIDS scenario in Jharkhand state of India, services available, key issues, challenges, and concerns at various levels to mitigate the epidemic. It also examines the role of different stakeholders and agencies in halting and reversing the epidemic. The findings show that there are various challenges that need immediate attention. The article critically examines these issues in detail and suggests the approach to address the epidemic.

  11. Key findings from the South Africa HIV prevention information needs assessment

    The Southern African HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), with support from the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, conducted a series of national HIV information needs assessments in southern Africa to support the planning and development of a knowledge management program. This program aims to increase the dissemination and use of accurate, evidence-based, and up-to-date information in order to improve HIV prevention in the region. …

  12. Progress in scale-up of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa : focus on service delivery

    WHO and UNAIDS developed Operational guidance for scaling up male circumcision services for HIV prevention in 2008 to support countries in the development of national programmes on this intervention. Ten essential components were identified for programmes: leadership and partnerships, situation analysis, advocacy, enabling policy and regulatory environment, strategy and operational plan for national implementation, quality assurance and improvement, human resource development, commodity security, social change communication, and M&E. …

  13. Cash transfers in an epidemic context: the interaction of formal and informal support in rural Malawi

    This paper investigates the short-run consumption expenditure dynamics and the interaction of public and private arrangements of ultra-poor and labor-constrained households in Malawi using an original dataset from the Mchinjii social cash transfer pilot project (one of the first experiments of social protection policies based on unconditional cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa). …

  14. Plan sectoriel de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA du ministère de la santé 2009 - 2013

    Le Togo comme les autres pays d'Afrique subsaharienne est touché durement par la pandémie du VIH. Avec une prévalence de 3.2%, le Togo compte en 2008 en moyenne 130.000 personnes vivant avec le VIH (PVVIH) dont 69% de femmes. Sur le plan national la riposte nationale est organisée par le Conseil National de Lutte contre le SIDA et les IST (CNLS/IST). Ainsi après la mise en oeuvre du premier plan stratégique 2001-2005, le Togo a élaboré son deuxième plan stratégique national (PSN) 2007-2010. Dans la mise en oeuvre de ces plans le ministère de la santé joue un rôle central au niveau national. …

  15. HIV/AIDS: the Polish policy 1985-2005

    This publication, the Polish Policy on HIV/AIDS Prevention in 1985-2005 is the fruit of efforts of all groups which have been directly involved in the HIV/AIDS actions since the beginning of the epidemics. The authors are researchers, people working on social issues as well as representatives of non governmental organizations. The Policy gathers those, who day after day put their efforts in common to counteract HIV/ AIDS, which is not only a medical issue, but also a social, economical and for some countries a political challenge. …

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