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  1. Getting to zero: HIV in eastern and southern Africa

    This report provides an overview of the HIV epidemics in eastern and southern Africa and of the region’s response and progress towards meeting the 2011 Political Declaration targets, while identifying noteworthy achievements and challenges. The report draws on the most recently available data from the Global AIDS Response Reporting System, national HIV estimation exercises, data gathered and generated by UNAIDS, its co-sponsors and national partners, and the many recent studies and surveys that have been conducted in the region. …

  2. Factors associated with HIV infection among sexually experienced adolescents in Africa: a pooled data analysis

    The article examines the factors associated with HIV status among adolescents aged 15–19 years in 13 African countries. The data were derived from demographic and health surveys or AIDS indicator surveys conducted between 2004 and 2009. The levels of HIV prevalence among adolescents varied considerably across the countries. There was significantly higher HIV prevalence among female adolescents as compared with their male counterparts. For male adolescents, circumcision was the only variable significantly associated with HIV status. …

  3. Maisha Newsletter December 2011

    Maisha+ focuses on sharing experiences and lessons in reaching out to the hard-to-reach community populations in Sub Saharan African with HIV and AIDS interventions. In this issue: -Towards zero HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS deaths for hard to reach communities -Violence against women contributing to spread of HIV -Supporting Associations of people living with HIV in Uganda -Challenges in addressing traditional beliefs and practices in HIV and AIDS among the Maasai -Working with sexual minorities in Rwanda -Stop the discrimination! -testimony from a victim of assault

  4. Regional integrated multisectoral strategic plan for HIV and AIDS 2008-2012. Vol. 1

    This strategic plan has the following objectives: 1. To enhance the institutional capacity of the EAC Secretariat so as to secure effective implementation of regional and national responses to HIV and AIDS; 2. To mainstream HIV and AIDS in the EAC Organs, institutions and Sectors; 3. To improve the effectiveness of interventions through the harmonisation of EAC Member States' HIV&AIDS protocols, policies, plans, strategies, and legislation; 4. …

  5. Regional integrated multisectoral HIV and AIDS strategic plan: 2007-2012

    The goal of the Multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan is to reduce the incidence of HIV and AIDS infection and its socio-economic impacts in the East African Region by strengthening expanded regional integration and harmonization of responses within the EAC region. The overall strategic objective that gives expression to the goal is the following: Strengthen and expand responses to HIV and AIDS in East Africa by scaling up access to prevention, treatment, care and support for all people and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS on all key sectors in the region. …

  6. Study of Family Planning and HIV Integrated Services in Five Countries

    In the past several years, there has been a growing international dialogue on the feasibility and desirability of providing integrated family planning (FP) and HIV services. The reasons for offering joint, complementary services are many. Adding FP services to counseling and testing might provide an opportunity to reach populations that do not typically attend FP clinics, such as the sexually active young and unmarried, men, and members of high-risk groups such as sex workers. …

  7. UNDP/World Bank/UNAIDS Programme on Mainstreaming AIDS into National Development Plans and Processes: Rounds 1 and 2, a Review of Experiences (2007-2008)

    The purpose of this report is to document the progress made by countries participating in the Mainstreaming Programme in the second and third years of the programme. It is intended as a knowledge-sharing document to facilitate the exchange of practical experiences in HIV mainstreaming, as well as a programming report to facilitate monitoring and future evaluations of the Mainstreaming Programme. …

  8. Rwanda National HIV and AIDS monitoring and evaluation plan (2006-2009): Part A: Systems and framework

    The goal of the National Multisectoral HIV Monitoring and Evaluation System is to enable the CNLS and its partners to monitor the spread and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Rwanda, to monitor the efficiency of the national response to HIV, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the national response to HIV, providing relevant and accurate HIV data for use in planning effective interventions. This document presents the first part: systems and framework.

  9. Plan stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA

    Le plan stratégique de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA au Rwanda pour la période 2005-2009 canalise les interventions de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA en apportant les réponses aux défis constatés au cours des cinq dernières années. Ce plan apporte certaines innovations quant au renforcement de la surveillance et au partage de l'information entres différents intervenants. …

  10. Joint review: Final report of the National Multi-sectoral Strategic Plan on HIV and Aids (2005-2009)

    The joint review of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV/AIDS 2005-2009 was carried out between August-November 2008. The overall goal of the joint review was to assess progress and achievements of the NSP 2005-2009 as well as to make recommendations to reinforce measures for a sustainable multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS across the country. The review was carried out under the leadership of the CNLS, and it involved stakeholders from all sectors in the collection and the analysis of data. …

  11. Cadre Stratégique National du Rwanda en Communication pour le Changement de Comportements (CCC)

    Le Cadre Stratégique National est un document de plaidoirie destiné à assurer que la CCC soit intégrée dans tous les programmes VIH/SIDA/IST. Ce cadre représente un document de référence pour guider la planification, la coordination, l'élaboration, le suivi et l'évaluation de programmes visant l'adoption de nouveaux comportements et/ou le maintien des comportements favorables à la santé en matière de prévention, de prise en charge et de soins au VIH/SIDA/IST. …

  12. Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems for Families and Children Impacted by HIV/AIDS: Four Program Case Studies from Kenya and Rwanda

    This document describes four family and community-centered approaches to caring for and treating HIV-affected children and households, three in Rwanda and one in Kenya. The four projects described all share a common commitment to delivery of care in the community rather than limiting provision of care to health facilities. …

  13. Guides nationaux de planification des programmes de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA

    Le Plan Stratégique National Multisectoriel de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA 2005-2009 consacre la multisectorialité comme stratégie clé de la réponse nationale, avec une place importante réservée á l'appui aux initiatives communautaires. Il s'agit de renforcer la capacité des communautés à apporter des réponses aux problèmes posés par le VIH et le SIDA, contribuant ainsi à la réduction de leur vulnérabilité tant au VIH qu'à l'impact du SIDA. …

  14. Plan national de prevention du VIH 2005-2009

    Le Plan National de Prévention 2005-2009 est un instrument de mise en exécution du Plan Stratégique Multisectoriel 2005-2009. Il vise à donner des directives opérationnelles pour la mise en oeuvre d'activités de prévention du VIH, présenter les grandes lignes de la politique nationale en matière de prévention du VIH au Rwanda, détailler l'organisation institutionnelle des structures de coordination et donner un plan de travail indiquant les activités de prévention qui doivent être entreprises par domaine. …

  15. Rwanda national strategic plan on HIV and AIDS 2009-2012

    This National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS (NSP) describes how the unique challenges that HIV and AIDS pose to Rwanda's economic and social development will be addressed between 2009 and 2012. …

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