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  1. Report on the national response to HIV and AIDS. Reporting period 2006-2010

    This report provides the state of the response to HIV and AIDS in Lesotho covering 2006-2010 which is the period during which the HIV and AIDS National Strategic Plan II (NSP) was implemented. The report outlines achievements as well as challenges encountered in the implementation of various interventions in the national response of both national and district levels. Il covers the thematic areas of management and coordination, prevention, treatment, care and support as well as impact mitigation as outlined in the NSP.

  2. Guidelines for implementation of the behaviour change communication (BCC) strategy

    The national BCC strategy was developed in collaboration with HIV and AIDS stakeholders and has since been disseminated at national and district levels. The strategy is one of the prevention oriented implementation components on HIV and AIDS for the country as outlined in the National Strategic Plan. Changing of high risk behaviours has been identified as one of the critical prevention tools for reducing new HIV infections. The Strategy provides a framework for behaviour change that is practical and addresses the realities of the Basotho nation. …

  3. Behaviour change communication in Lesotho: National behaviour change communication strategy 2008-2013

    This document covers key behaviour change issues as they relate to Lesotho's HIV and AIDS epidemic, and the goal of this strategy is to help change behaviours over the next five years (2008-2013). This document was developed through a consultative process that began in October 2007 with a stakeholders' meeting held in Maseru. Thereafter, a comprehensive desk review was conducted along with a series of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders to generate the situation and audience analyses. …

  4. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2011/12 - 2015/16

    The National Strategic Plan has been developed to: Provide a strategic framework that will guide and inform the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national multisectoral and decentralised HIV and AIDS response based on the three-ones principle, evidence and results based management, gender and human rights approaches; Articulate national priorities, results and targets that all stakeholders and partners will contribute towards; Provide the basis for consolidating strategic partnerships and alliances especially with civil society organisations and the priva …

  5. A manual for the public service in Lesotho on HIV and AIDS

    Each and every public servant has an obligation to ensure that they inform themselves about HIV and AIDS and play a role in the national response to the pandemic. This manual provides some useful information for all government employees and, when read along with the national strategy, should provide a road map for all sectors to determine how they can effectively respond to this crisis. In addition to public servants, this manual is for all teachers as we recognise their important role in scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS and their relationship to Government structures.

  6. Lesotho national AIDS spending assessment (NASA) for the period 2005/06-2007/08

    The National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) is a tool designed to track the HIV and AIDS financial flows and actual expenditure at a country level. In essence, this systematic methodology captures all HIV expenditures, namely, health and non-health expenditures such as social mitigation, education, labour, justice and sectors related to HIV and AIDS. …

  7. National HIV and AIDS monitoring and evaluation plan (2006-2011)

    To effectively fulfil its mandate to co-ordinate the national response under the national strategic plan on AIDS 2006-2011, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) needs to understand the scope and effect of HIV and AIDS interventions in Lesotho. In order do this, a functional and robust M & E system needs to be in place. This document is the implementation plan of the national M & E framework to which all stakeholders have committed to using as part of the "three ones" principles. …

  8. 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.

  9. Coordination Framework for the National Response to HIV and AIDS

    In 2005, the Government established the National AIDS Commission (NAC) by the NAC Act 2005 along the "Three Ones Principles". NAC is placed outside the Government structure and given more independence and authority to manage the national HIV and AIDS response in conjunction with stakeholders and the authority to mobilise resources outside the Government systems. The establishment of NAC was also necessitated by the increased number of players in the national response, coupled with the substantial increase in the amount of financial support from international funding organisations. …

  10. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2006-2011 (revised April 2009)

    The multi-sectoral National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS was developed and launched in 2006. It covers a five-year period from 2006-2011. In 2009, the National AIDS Commission in collaboration with its stakeholders and partners commissioned the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the NSP. The purpose of the review was to take stock of the national response through determining progress made, identifying challenges and programme gaps together with emerging issues. …

  11. Report of the mid-term review of the national HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2006-2011

    The multi-sectoral National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS was developed and launched in 2006. It covers a five-year period from 2006-2011. The NSP was developed through an extensively participatory process following the joint review of the national multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS in 2005. From October 2008 to April 2009, the National AIDS Commission in collaboration with its stakeholders and partners who are involved in the national response to the HIV and AIDS commissioned the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the NSP. …

  12. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan (2006-2011)

    This is a five year plan intended to scale up HIV and AIDS interventions to prevent transmission of new infections and minimise and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on Lesotho population. The development of the National Strategic Plan 2006/2007-2010/2011 has been influenced by a number of national and international factors in the area of HIV and AIDS. Notable among these are lessons learned from the implementation of the previous three-year rally strategic plan, improved funding opportunities, international conventions and policies which Lesotho has adopted or is signatory to. …

  13. National HIV and AIDS policy

    This is the revised National Policy for HIV and AIDS, intended to provide a comprehensive framework to enable the Basotho nation to effectively fight HIV and AIDS epidemic with the implementation of a range of interventions to reduce transmission and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho. The purpose of the revision of the HIV policy framework in Lesotho was to strengthen the national HIV and AIDS response, in the light of the inadequacies of the policy framework that was adopted in 2000 together with the first National AIDS Strategic Plan 2000-2003. …

  14. Policy Framework on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Control and Management

    The main aim of this policy is to create a conducive policy environment for the prevention of the further spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and to mitigate the adverse impact on infected and affected individuals, families and communities.The Government of Lesotho recognises that HIV & AIDS is not only a health problem but a development problem that has social, economic and cultural implications.

  15. National AIDS strategic plan 2000/2001 - 2003/2004

    The vision of the Lesotho National AIDS Programme (LNAP) is an HIV/AIDS free society, with high levels of awareness, behavioural change, safe blood supply, safe sex practices and equitable access to quality care and support for both the infected and the affected.Strategic aimsHIV/AIDS sero-prevalence reduced by 5% by March 2003.Rate of delayed sexual activities by adolescents (10 - 15 years) increased by 30% by March 2003.Condom usage increased by 50% per annum.100% coverage of graded PLWHAs through support, counseling and care by March 2003.50% of orphans, due to AIDS, cared for by March 2003 …

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