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  1. National AIDS Coordinating Authorities: A synthesis of lessons learned and taking learning forward

    This paper briefly outlines some of the key challenges facing National AIDS Coordinating Authorities (NACAs) in fulfilling their roles in promoting better harmonisation and alignment of national responses to HIV AND AIDS. The paper suggests that some of the underlying problems facing NACAs stem from broader governance issues concerning the transferability of institutional models and political incentives for doing something about AIDS. Without further analysis of the political economy of AIDS responses many of the existing challenges faced by NACAs are likely to persist. …

  2. 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. …

  3. HIV/AIDS in Haiti: A Literature Review

    This literature review was conducted using the PubMed database, the Center for Communication Programs (CCP)'s Popline service, and the Google search engine. Sources included in this review were limited to those published after 1990 in English or French. …

  4. 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). …

  5. 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.

  6. Strategies to meet the health needs of adolescents: a review

    The paper presents a brief review report of existing information on health needs of adolescents in Bangladesh.

  7. Cambodia: health briefing paper

    Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia - with about 40 per cent of households living below the poverty line. This paper, produced on behalf of the Department for International development (DFID) by the DFID Health Systems Resource Centre (HSRC), provides a brief overview of the state of health in Cambodia.

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