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  1. Key populations, key responses: a gap analysis for key populations and HIV in South Africa, and recommendations for the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (2012-2016)

    In June 2011, South Africa signed the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS which explicitly outlined commitment for all UN member states to address the inadequacy of HIV prevention strategies, focusing on men who have sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU) and sex workers (SW) and to improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for migrant populations. …

  2. Southern African HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis plan of action, 2010-2011 for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland

    This paper for senior World Bank management and staff describes the current status and impact of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern Africa, the strategic role the Bank has played to date, and puts forward an action plan for deeper Bank engagement with the middle-income countries (MICs) in this subregion, especially in light of the new political commitment by the government of South Africa.

  3. When the safety net fails. Children in West and Central Africa and the risk of HIV infection

    This publication looks at children who are vulnerable to HIV infection, providing services to mitigate this vulnerability and to assist those who have already acquired HIV. To explore this, the authors spoke to more than 1,000 children and adolescents aged 8 to 20 years living in communities severely affected by war and displacement, child trafficking, or high HIV mortality - communities in which the social safety net had been severely disrupted. …

  4. HIV/AIDS in Namibia: Behavioral and Contextual Factors Driving the Epidemic

    This report identifies and describes what current evidence indicates are the main behavioral and contextual factors that are driving the HIV epidemic in Namibia. The report is intended to assist in the development of a national prevention strategy for combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Data from several sources are triangulated to assess which factors are most likely to contribute to the spread of HIV across the population. In the absence of a national seroprevalence survey, the following were examined to identify the main drivers of the Namibian HIV epidemic: 1. …

  5. Plan stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA 2002-2004

    Le plan stratégique 2002-2004 est le terme d'un processus analytique et de planification dans lequel s'est engagé une équipe pluridisciplinaire provenant de l'ensemble des opérateurs nationaux concernés par la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Actualisant l'analyse de la situation qui a permis de mettre en évidence l'ampleur des ravages du SIDA, le groupe de travail s'est attaché dans la deuxième phase à interroger les actions et initiatives entreprises par le pays dans ses différents secteurs. …

  6. National human development report 2006 : Lesotho. The challenges of HIV and AIDS, poverty and food insecurity

    This Report discusses the state of human development in Lesotho at the turn of this new millennium. Almost seven years into this century, Lesotho has been faced with a combination of problems that do not seem to be amenable to easy solution, and that threaten to hold back, even reverse, its socio -economic progress. The nexus of the mutually reinforcing effects of chronic poverty, inequality and food insecurity is being compounded by the impact of the pervasive and growing HIV epidemic.

  7. Mozambique National Human Development Report 2007. Challenges and opportunities: the response to HIV and AIDS

    This is the sixth NHDR produced since 1998. The theme of the 2007 edition is the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The report looks carefully at general status of HIV and AIDS in Mozambique, its different facets and causes, its historical evolution, how it is regarded by society and its potential impact on the public and private sectors. The report finds that HIV and AIDS are exacerbating the problems of poverty, malnutrition, low educational levels and gender disparities, thus threatening the attainment of the MDGs as well as slowing growth and development.

  8. Cadre stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA 2006 - 2010

    Le Gouvernement de la République du Mali a donné mission au Secrétaire Exécutif du Haut Conseil National de Lutte Contre le VIH/SIDA (SE-HCNLS) d'élaborer, de manière hautement participative, le Cadre Stratégique National de Lutte Contre le VIH/SIDA pour la période 2006-2010 (CSN 2006-2010). Après un survol du contexte de la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA au Mali ainsi que du processus de l'élaboration de l'instrument, le CSN 2006-2010 est structuré en plusieurs parties : 1.Les principaux déterminants de l'épidémie, 2. L'analyse de l'adéquation de la réponse au VIH/SIDA, 3. …

  9. Conveying concerns: media coverage of women and HIV/AIDS

    The article examines the epidemic's impact on women and girls from the perspective of women journalists. The first section looks at women's special vulnerability to HIV and is followed by sections on the transmission of virus from mother to child, young people, migrants and people living with HIV and AIDS.

  10. Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS (GLIA): Towards Regional Integration in Prevention and Management of Disasters

    Although HIV/AIDS pandemic is a global disaster, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Great Lakes Countries in particular have been disproportionately burdened in various ways. In the last decade, countries in the Great Lakes Region were considered the epicenter of the epidemic because of the high prevalence rates and the socio-economic impact on the populations. During this period the Great Lakes Region also faced unbearable years of turmoil, war and armed conflict across borders. …

  11. Cadre stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA/IST 2006-2010

    La mise en oeuvre de la stratégie nationale de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA/IST pour la période 2006-2010 sera guidée par les principes directeurs ci-après:le renforcement du cadre institutionnel de coordination dans le respect des «Three Ones» ; la consolidation de l'approche multisectorielle et décentralisée de la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA/IST ; l'accélération de la prévention de la transmission des IST et du VIH/SIDA ; l'accès universel aux traitements et aux soins pour les PVVIH ; la prise en charge globale des personnes infectées et affectées ;l'élaboration et la mise en oeuvre de programmes n …

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