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  1. Older-age Parents and the AIDS Epidemic in Thailand: Changing Impacts in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy

    This publication presents the findings of the study on older-age parents and the AIDS epidemic in Thailand: changing impacts in the era of antiretroviral therapy to assist policymakers addressing similar contextual environments to further understand the epidemic, its impact on elderly caregivers and their contributions, especially by their assisting with treatment adherence. …

  2. Build it and they will come. Lessons from the Northern Economic Corridor: Migrating HIV and other diseases

    This report examines the impact on the local people of an important infrastructure project in northwest Lao - the upgrade of Route 3, which forms part of the northern economic corridor linking Thailand with China. The report also outlines the implications for future HIV mitigation programs, and recommends ways to ensure that future programs maximize the good that infrastructure development brings and minimize negative impacts.

  3. UNGASS Watch Belize: Findings

    The aim of UNGASS Watch Belize is to communicate the goal of and strengthen national actions on monitoring of HIV/AIDS and S&RH policies. In ths document, several national policies are checked and an overall situation of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is given.

  4. Population, development and HIV/AIDS with particular emphasis on poverty. The concise report

    The AIDS pandemic has gained momentum during the past quarter century, expanding to all regions of the world. AIDS affects both the rich and the poor, but the hardest-hit countries are among the poorest in the world. Unless more vigorous actions are undertaken to combat the disease and its effects, the HIV/AIDS epidemic portends a grim future for many countries, especially the poorest countries. The report concludes that the most effective approach to thwarting the HIV/AIDS epidemic is to implement a combination of strategies that reduce risks, diminish vulnerability and mitigate impact.

  5. PAHO Caribbean HIV/STI plan for the health sector, 2007 to 2011

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has developed a Caribbean-specific plan called The PAHO Caribbean HIV/STI Plan for the Health Sector, 2007 to 2011. The plan is aligned with the overall strategies and targets endorsed by Caribbean Governments under the broader Regional HIV/STI Plan for the Health Sector, 2006-2015 for Latin America and the Caribbean.The document is organized in five parts: Part One: Situation Analysis, discusses the current HIV/STI situation and the program/policy environment in the Caribbean. …

  6. Evaluation report of the Ethiopian strategic plan for intensifying multi-sectoral HIV response (2004-2008)

    The Ethiopian Government has been implementing the HIV Strategic Plan for Multi-Sectoral response (SPM) for the period 2004-2008. The SPM was envisaged to enhance implementation capacity, coordination and networking, leadership and mainstreaming, social mobilization and community empowerment, integration of services and targeting responses in order to alleviate the health, social and economic impact of HIV. The SPM has been the lead document in organizing and implementing responses in Ethiopia. …

  7. Second Annual Report to Congress. Supporting Highly Vulnerable Children: Progress, Promise and Partnership

    This report summarizes activities U.S. Government (USG) agencies are undertaking together to improve programming for highly vulnerable children and the steps they have taken and plan to take to implement Public Law 109-95. It covers the period of July 2007 through July 2008. This report contains many examples of how USG agencies have worked together, as well as with international donors, nongovernmental organizations, and host countries, to learn from each others' experiences and to improve programming. …

  8. Preparing National HIV/AIDS Strategies and Action Plans - Lessons of Experience

    This study shares lessons on HIV/AIDS strategies and action planning. It was prepared on the basis of reviewing HIV/AIDS strategies, worldwide.

  9. 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. …

  10. Joint Mid-Term Review of the National Aids Strategic Framework 2006-2010. Technical Report

    Implementation of the NASF 2006-2010 is now mid-way through its planned period and as planned, this Joint Mid-Term Review (JMTR) is on course. The broad objectives of the review are to assess and appraise the status of the national response against the set targets and indicators spelt out in the National Strategic Framework and/or Action Plans during the period under review. …

  11. Review of Health Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in Indonesia

    As part of the process of development of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS for 2007-2011, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, in collaboration with a range of partners, organized a review of the health sector response to the HIV epidemic in Indonesia. The overall objective was to assess the progress of the national AIDS programme, especially in relation to the health sector response, and recommend appropriate measures for revision of interventions and strategies. …

  12. Comprehensive Review of the National Response to HIV and STIs in Mongolia

    The review aims to evaluate the impact, effectiveness and adequacy of the national response to HIV, AIDS and STIs over the past six years (2003-2008) and provide recommendations for improving the programmatic and technical aspects of HIV/AIDS/STIs prevention, care and treatment.

  13. Programme on the response to the epidemic of HIV in the republic of Tajikistan for the period 2007-2010

    In 2005 Tajikistan drafted a national development strategy for 2006-2015 designed to achieve Millennium Development Goals by 2015 including measures on harnessing the HIV prevalence and reversing the morbidity. The national regulatory framework was revised. In 2005 a new Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on the response to HIV/AIDS was adopted governing the guaranteed observation of rights for people living with HIV, free health care services and social support, implementation of comprehensive activities on the prevention of HIV transmission. …

  14. Report on the management of HIV/AIDS pandemic in the public service

    This study had the following objectives: To compile a profile of the magnitude and general impact of HIV/AIDS on the public service and related attrition within public service in Tanzania; To assess the number of staff who left service with a focus on HIV/AIDS related attrition; To assess problems encountered by all levels of government in dealing with human capital planning; To assess the HIV/AIDS intervention currently in place at all levels of government, and the extent to which the government has networked with external institutions to access available services; To assess the extent to whi …

  15. Report on the evaluation of the policy framework on managing HIV and AIDS in the public service

    The policy and institutional infrastructure for managing HIV and AIDS in the Republic of South Africa Public Service is the policy framework for managing HIV and AIDS and the requirement for departments to put in place EAPs (Employee Assistance Programme). The primary focus of this report was to determine the extent to which the Public Service was implementing the policy framework, and progress on the establishment of employee assistance programmes and their impact on providing services to people living with HIV and AIDS. …

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