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  1. United Nations General Assembly Declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS: five years later

    The present report provides an update on progress in the global AIDS response since the 2001 special session, identifies critical challenges that must be addressed and makes urgent recommendations to strengthen efforts at the global, regional and country levels.The report is based on data supplied by countries on the complete set of core indicators developed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to monitor implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. Nearly 120 country progress reports have been submitted that update the data provided by countries in 2003. …

  2. The second national multisectoral HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2006-2008

    The document is presented in five chapters: Background information on the country is chapter one. The description of the past and current situation of HIV and AIDS in the country is chapter two. Chapter three describes the international, regional and national responses to the epidemic. Chapter four presents the vision and mission statement, strategic issues, objectives, strategies, indicators. Implementation of the national response covering coordination, funding, monitoring and evaluation and revision of the strategic plan is presented in chapter five. …

  3. The formation of a critical, compassionate citizenry: the inculcation of HIV/AIDS curricula into South African Higher Education

    There have been numerous programmes internationally and continentally that involve the careful and sometimes not too careful inculcation of HIV/AIDS awareness into curricula. The majority of these have centred on adolescent programmes because, naturally, it is generally perceived that this age group is both sexually active and adventurous in so far as they are exploring boundaries that are simultaneously sexual, political and social. As the Love Life campaigns have proved, the adolescent and especially the early adolescent is a notoriously difficult age group to address effectively. …

  4. Quantitative research instrument to measure school-related gender-based violence

    The Safe Schools Program has just released the Quantitative Research Instrument to Measure School-Related Gender-Based Violence, which details the sampling methodology, interview guidelines, and suggested preliminary data analysis of a recently conducted study to assess the knowledge, attitudes, practices, and experiences of boys and girls and teachers with gender-based physical, psychological and sexual violence at schools including in the classroom and on the school grounds as well as going to and from school. The study was carried out in Malawi by DevTech Systems, Inc. …

  5. The National strategy of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Albania 2004-2010. Let's keep Albania a low HIV prevalence country

    The National Strategy of Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS in Albania (NSPCHA) is designed based on the following principles:- NSPCHA will help in the management, coordination and orientation of the work of government, non-governmental and international organizations with activities in the area of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Albania.- NSPCHA is a comprehensive document using a multifaceted approach to HIV prevention addressing the individual, community, societal and structural level prevention and control needs.- The strategy will be reviewed and, eventually, modified bi-annually ba …

  6. The National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS Activities in Uganda: 2000/1-2005/6

    This document is a review of past performance and a statement of the nation's planned response to the HIV/AIDS problem particularly in the period 2000/1- 2005/6. This Framework is sequel to and builds upon similar previous documents, namely; the Multi-sectoral Approach to the Control of AIDS (MACA) concluded in 1993; and the National Operational Plan for HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention, Care and Support 1994 - 1998. A National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS activities was drawn up to cover the period 1998 - 2002. …

  7. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education and Institutionalizing Preventive Education

    The objective of this publication is to provide a compilation of various research findings on the impact of HIV/AIDS on education in countries south of the Sahara, which is the world's most infected region. It also presents different options available to the education ministries and government decision-makers with regard to the use of education as an instrument to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS, as well as a tool for its prevention.

  8. Strategic program of response to HIV/AIDS epidemic within the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2002-2005

    The present Program is worked out in accordance with recommendations developed at the meeting participated by representatives of President's Administration, ministries, departments, local executive authorities, nongovernmental, international and bilateral organizations (Temirtau, 20 October 2002) and with due regard to decisions of AIDS Coordination Committee meeting that took place on 11 June 2002 (Protocol No 24-3/005-439). …

  9. Strategic Plan of the National AIDS Programme of Bangladesh 1997-2002

    Drafted by a TASK FORCE in April 1997 appointed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and modified subsequently in a finalization workshop in collaboration with National AIDS/STD Programme, Bangladesh in May 2000.This Strategic Plan provides a framework for a national response to AIDS and defines Bangladesh's strategies and priorities for STD/AIDS prevention and care for the next five years (1997 to 2002) in line with National Policy. …

  10. Report on the Workshop on the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education

    This document summarises the discussions and ideas generated during a meeting hosted by IIEP in co-operation with UNDP and UNICEF in Paris, on 27-29 September 2000. It does not attempt to summarise the agreements reached or document the discussions themselves, rather it delves into the underlying problem of impact; the erosion of the education sector to fulfill its core responsibilities against the epidemic. Improved data collection must be put in place to better analyse what is happening. …

  11. Preliminary Evaluation of Effectiveness of the HIV/AIDS Response Team in Jamaica

    The HIV/AIDS Response Team of Jamaica's Ministry of Education - the only such initiative in the Caribbean - was externally evaluated after its first year of operation by UNESCO consultant, Claudia Chambers.The evaluation was focussed on formation and functioning of the MOEYC's HIV/AIDS Response Team, mainly comprising: Coordinator, Health Promotion Specialists, Promotion Specialist and Japanese volunteers. …

  12. Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998

    With the passage of Republic Act 8504 otherwise known as the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, the country's response to HIV/AIDS is now strengthened and concretized via the wide spectrum of provisions comprehensively contained in this law. This law also attempts to address major concerns involving various issues on human rights vis-a-vis public health and safety.RA 8504 gains popular recognition as an international ""best practice"" in the field of HIV/AIDS. …

  13. Operational guidelines for supporting early child development (ECD) in multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS programs in Africa

    This document provides guidance for incorporating activities directed at infants and young children into HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Effective, broad-scale interventions to assure the healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development of young children are desperately needed in Sub-Saharan Africa and must be an essential component of any well-designed, integrated program to prevent and reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. These guidelines are meant to be a ""work in progress"" and will be updated continually based on comments, new data and user experience.

  14. Operational guide on gender and HIV/AIDS: a rights-based approach

    The Operational Guide tries to make the relationship between gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS obvious to those working in the development sector. More than that, it seeks to give guidance to development programmers and practitioners on how to keep these complex linkages in mind when going about their daily business. The Operational Guide gives this support by providing a coherent conceptual framework and a set of guidelines/ checklists and tools. …

  15. National response on the HIV/AIDS epidemics in the Republic of Tajikistan for the period of 2002 - 2004

    For the time being, Tajikistan isin the early stage of HIV/AIDS epidemics. However there are conditions in the country for a wide spread of HIV infection.Priority groups of the National Strategic Plan are youth, intravenous drug users and commercial sex workers.

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