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  1. Southern Sudan HIV/AIDS policy

    The Southern Sudan 2007 HIV/AIDS Policy provides a framework within which HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, support, and impact mitigation efforts will be undertaken over the next five years. More specifically, it is designed to: 1. Ensure GOSS commitment to addressing HIV/AIDS and underscore its preeminent role in leading Southern Sudan’s response to the epidemic. 2. …

  2. 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. …

  3. UNAIDS Middle East and North Africa regional report on AIDS 2011

    In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the HIV epidemic has been on the rise since 2001. Although the overall HIV prevalence in the region is still low, the rise in new infections has put MENA among the top two regions in the world with the fastest growing HIV epidemic. The rise in the estimated number of people living with HIV in the region presumably is the result of an increased HIV prevalence among key populations at higher risk and a forward transmission of the virus to a larger number of individuals who are generally at lower risk of infection.

  4. A situation analysis of STDS/HIV/AIDS programme in Somalia

    The situation analysis was conducted to describe the access and the availability of STDs, HIV and AIDS programme services in Somalia during the period September - October, 2000. The study was conducted by a consultant for UNICEF Somalia and financed by UNICEF. The study collected information from a total of 28 Non Governmental Organizations and International Agencies working in Somalia. Some of these NGOs and International Agencies are based in Nairobi. The study used a set of structured self-administered questionnaires. …

  5. Morocco: a national AIDS response

    The Moroccan AIDS response gave rise to the National Strategic Plan, which now serves as a reference throughout Africa. The National Strategic Plan has contributed to keeping the national seroprevalence at a low level. This document outlines the process of development and the key elements of the plan: sentinel surveillance of HIV; syndromic case management of sexually transmitted infections; social communication in respect to HIV; confidential voluntary HIV counselling and testing; and case management.

  6. Sudan national strategic plan and sectoral plans on HIV and AIDS 2004-2009

    The objectives of this plan are: To maintain the current level of HIV/AIDS prevalence at less than 2% by 2009. 2. To reduce AIDS morbidity, mortality and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS. 3. To build the capacity of the different partners involved in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and to enable them to participate effectively in the national response. 4. To mobilize political and community leaders to ensure their commitment, coordinate national (government and private sector) and international resources for HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities.

  7. Resource centre manual: how to set up and manage a resource centre

    The manual contains practical information on all aspects of setting up and managing a resource centre, from planning, fundraising and finding suitable location, to collecting and organising materials, developing information services, and monitoring and evaluating the work of the resource centre. It is assumed that most readers will use manual systems for organizing information but also explains how computers can be used in resource centres, including e-mail, Internet and databases. …

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