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  1. The AIDS 2008 impact report: evidence to action

    The purpose of the 'AIDS 2008 Impact Report: Evidence to Action' is to inform the global response to HIV using the evidence, lessons learned, and debates from the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008), held in Mexico City from 3-8 August 2008. The 'AIDS 2008 Impact Report' is intended to be used by all stakeholders to support implementation of evidence-based policy and programming that will bring us closer to the goal of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It is divided into five major sections: 1. …

  2. Informe nacional sobre la aplicación de la Declaración de compromiso de la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA. Indicadores UNGASS-SIDA de Brasil

    Informe nacional sobre la aplicación de la Declaración de compromiso de la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA. Indicadores UNGASS-SIDA de Brasil. Documento disponible solo en inglés

  3. Policy aspects of achieving contraceptive security

    A key condition of contraceptive security is a policy environment that enables forecasting, financing, procuring, and delivering contraceptives in a fair and equitable way to all women and men who need them. This policy brief focuses on the key policy aspects of contraceptive security, and describes how policy interventions are essential to achieving contraceptive security.

  4. Adolescents, social support and help-seeking behavior : an international literature review and program consultation with recommendations for action

    The document is part of WHO project to identify and define evidence-based strategies for influencing adolescent help-seeking and identify research questions and activities to promote improved help-seeking behaviour by adolescents. The document presents the findings from an international review on the topic; results of programme consultation with 35 adolescent health programmes; results of six key informant interviews; and recommendations for action, including brief outline for developing a set of guidelines for the rapid assessment of social supports to promote the help-seeking of adolescents.

  5. Sexual and reproductive health of young people: experiences from Technical Cooperation Projects

    The document comprises a selection of 43 project examples representing 41 GTZ projects that are concerned with SRH of young people. Information for each project covers background information, project approach, results and experiences as well as outlook on future plans of the project.

  6. In this generation: sexual and reproductive health policies for a youthful world

    The report examines how seven countries: the United States, Iran, The Netherlands, Mexico, India, Ghana and Mali have responded to reproductive health needs of their young people.

  7. Reproductive rights, advocacy and changing the law

    This issue of journal is about reproductive rights, advocacy and changing the law. Papers on abortion cover the role of political parties and political process in changing the law, the role of feminists and doctors in efforts to get hospitals in the context of restrictive law, and efforts to get nurses and other health workers to confront their own prejudices against abortion in order to make service provision women-centred. Two papers delve into the meaning of reproductive health and rights and the role of advocacy in implementing changes in reproductive health law, policies and services.

  8. Health reform, decentralization, and participation in Latin America: protecting sexual and reproductive health

    The publication is a collection of four case studies that examine the role of the participatory process in the content of decentralization to improve sexual and reproductive health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Case studies from Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru highlight the activities carried out by POLICY staff to promote local-level participation in improving the policy environment for sexual and reproductive health in Latin America as a whole.

  9. Policy and advocacy in HIV/AIDS prevention: strategies for enhancing prevention interventions

    The handbook provides an overview of how to contribute to making policy an effective component of HIV/AIDS prevention.

  10. The national strategic plan

    This document is a broad national strategic plan designed to guide Belize's response to the HIV&AIDS pandemic. It is not a plan specific to the health sector, but a statement of intent for the country as a whole, both within and outside the government. The plan recognizes that no single sector, ministry, department or organization is, by itself, responsible for addressing the HIV&AIDS epidemic. …

  11. The Caribbean regional strategic framework for HIV/AIDS 2002-2006

    The objective of this Regional Framework, and the regional plans of action that flow from it, is to support national efforts to prevent and control the HIV epidemic and mitigate its consequences at national and regional levels. Close collaboration among regional-level organizations and the national programmes will ensure the successful application of the Framework.

  12. The Caribbean Regional Strategic Plan of Action for HIV/AIDS

    The Plan was developed with the input of all regional and international players in the area of Health, HIV/AIDS and development (including CARICOM, CAREC, CRN+, UNAIDS and its Cosponsors). It will be implemented by these institutions under the political leadership of CARICOM and caters to the member states of CARICOM, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti as well as the Dutch territories and the Netherlands Antilles.The objective of this Regional Plan is to support national efforts to prevent and control the HIV epidemic and mitigate its consequences at national and regional levels. …

  13. St. Kitts and Nevis: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Project

    The first case of HIV/AIDS in St. Kitts and Nevis was discovered in the mid 1980s. Since then, the country has seen a significant rise in HIV/AIDS and it has started to affect the population as a whole. As of third quarter 2001, St Kitts and Nevis reported 195 cumulative HIV cases, 75 AIDS cases and 58 deaths because of AIDS.

  14. Revised national policy document on HIV/AIDS in Guyana

    The first case of AIDS in Guyana was reported in 1987 and up to the end of 2004, a cumulative total of three thousand, three hundred and fifty-four (3,354) cases were recorded. Of these, one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one (1,991) were males; one thousand two hundred and fifty-eight (1,258) were females while one hundred and five (105) cases were of unknown /unrecorded sex. An estimated eighty-one (81%) percent of cases occur in persons between the ages 20-49, with the most affected age group being those in the 25-29 age grouping. …

  15. National policy on HIV/AIDS

    This National Policy on HIV/AIDS provides a framework, based on human rights, for the prevention of HIV and the reduction of its impacts at all levels of society. It outlines the specific objectives and strategies of the Government's response to HIV and AIDS.

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