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  1. Improving lives by accelerating progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals for adolescents living with HIV: a prospective cohort study

    Background: Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) face major challenges in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for vulnerable adolescents. We aimed to test the UN Development Programme's proposed approach of development accelerators—provisions that lead to progress across multiple SDGs—and synergies between accelerators on achieving SDG-aligned targets in a highly vulnerable group of adolescents in South Africa. …

  2. HIV Beyond Goal 3: Interconnections between HIV, human rights and sustainable development

    World leaders have committed to ending AIDS through a new framework for action: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal (SDG 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages; however, the AIDS response must also focus on gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education. Interconnectivity actoss the SDGs is critical to the goal of ending AIDS. This paper outlines the interconnections between certain SDG targets, human rights laws and how HIV is linked to these. …

  3. National programme on HIV and other STIs 2011-2017

    The Swiss National Programme on HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2011–2017 (known as NPHS for short) sets out to improve the sexual health of the Swiss population. Its legal basis is the Swiss Epidemics Act, and the programme is pitched at efforts against disease. The NPHS is a national strategy for the prevention and also the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and other STI (sexually transmitted infections), including chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, hepatitis, human papilloma virus, lymphogranuloma venerum and herpes. The programme has four main goals: 1. …

  4. National HIV Strategic Plan 2016-21. Nepal HiVision 2020: Fast-tracking ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat, by 2030

    This National HIV Strategic Plan is an expression of Nepal’s community engagement and community-led responses to tackle specific challenges in Fast-Tracking: engagement in advocacy and accountability for strategic investments; reaching and advocating for human rights of key populations; understanding social, cultural and other issues relevant to health and well-being; adherence support; demand creation; services delivery in the prevention-treatment continuum through community organizations and in-reach workers; navigators in health and other social services; and collaboration in relevant publ …

  5. Integrated Strategy for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

    The Strategy aims to sustainably contain HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HPV and other sexually transmitted infections. This can improve the overall health of the population by preventing serious related diseases such as AIDS, cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Undesired childlessness and miscarriages are averted and diseases among newborns prevented. In addition to positive individual and societal effects, preventing infections, as well as early diagnoses, might contribute to a reduction in healthcare expenditure. …

  6. National HIV/AIDS stigma reduction strategy: Stigma and discrimination reduction in the national HIV/AIDS response

    The Nigerian HIV prevalence rate is declining however, stigma indices does not show corresponding decline. Drivers of the HIV epidemic include the structural, contextual and social factors, such as poverty, gender inequality, inequity and poor access to health care, as well as stigma and discrimination and other human rights violations. However, several positive actions have been taken to address stigma and discrimination issues in the country. …

  7. Promoting gender responsive budgeting in the national response on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

    In 2015, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with the support of UNWomen, UNAIDS and UNDP implemented a project titled 'Institutional Strengthening for Enhanced Gender Responsive HIV Response in Nigeria'. The goal of this initiative was to strengthen institutional mechanisms for strategic integration of gender mainstreaming in the national, state level (5 states) and institutional response to HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. …

  8. National strategic framework on HIV and AIDS: 2017-2021

    The National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework (NSF) 2017-2021 succeeds the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework 2010-2015 and the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2010-2015. This NSF was developed through a highly participatory and consultative process that involved a wide cross-section of stakeholders. Vision of the National Strategic Framework The vision of the NSF is “An AIDS-free Nigeria, with zero new infection, zero AIDS-related discrimination and stigma”. …

  9. Revised national HIV and AIDS strategic framework 2019-2021: Future directions for the HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria

    This Revised Strategic Framework is aimed at supporting the fast-tracking of our national AIDS response by urgently communicating the most essential new findings and providing renewed strategic guidance. It links our new strategic directions to important changes in the institutional and financial mechanisms supporting the AIDS response in our nation.

  10. HIV and AIDS mainstreaming guideline for sector responses

    The involvement of non-health sectors in national HIV and AIDS strategies is appropriate to address the causes, drivers and effects of HIV. However, HIV and AIDS sector responses with the full participation of stakeholders have remained a challenge in Namibia. Most sectors are largely unclear about the context of sector responses and their institutional and coordination structures. …

  11. Liberia national HIV prevention strategy 2017-2020

    The overall objective of this strategy is to stop new HIV infections − in key populations as well as in the general population of Liberia − and keep PLHIV in Liberia alive and healthy. …

  12. National HIV and AIDS anti-stigma and discrimination strategy 2016-2020

    The National HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma Strategy aims to guide and inform actions and programmes of policy makers, development partners, implementing partners and networks of people living with HIV and other stakeholders towards the reduction of HIV stigma and discrimination, through an evidence-informed strategy by and for people living with HIV, key and other vulnerable populations.

  13. Federal Republic of Nigeria national HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2017-2021

    Vision of the National Strategic Plan: The vision of the NSP is “An AIDS-free Nigeria, with zero new infection, zero AIDS-related discrimination and stigma”. Goal of the National Strategic Plan: The goal of the National Strategic Plan is to “Fast-track the national response towards ending AIDS in Nigeria by 2030”. …

  14. Focus on key populations in national HIV strategic plans in the African region

    The World Health Organization (WHO) defines key populations as populations who are at higher risk for HIV irrespective of the epidemic type or local context and who face social and legal challenges that increase their vulnerability. They include sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs, and people in prison and other closed settings. …

  15. National implementation guidelines for HIV and STI programming among young key populations

    These guidelines aim to inform the design and implementation of interventions with young key populations (YKP), 15-24 years, specifically young women who sell sex, young men who have sex with men, and young people who inject drugs. The guidelines aim to accelerate the HIV response to end new HIV infections among young key populations. …

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