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  1. A brief report on the World AIDS Day in Afghanistan 2nd Dec, 2012

    The World AIDS Day (WAD) has been observed each year since 1988 worldwide. Every year, on the first of December, World AIDS Day comes as an opportunity to look back at our commitments, achievements and shortfalls in HIV prevention, treatment and care. It is an opportunity for awareness-raising and advocacy to gain the commitment of the leadership and policy- makers in response to HIV and AIDS and to draw the attention of the general population and the key affected populations and vulnerable groups to adhere to safety precautions and prevent HIV and AIDS. …

  2. National strategic framework on HIV/AIDS for Afghanistan - II 2011-2015

    The NSF-II is elaborated in continuity of the Afghanistan National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework-I goal to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for at-risk and vulnerable populations and people living with HIV. …

  3. National HIV and AIDS policy

    Although HIV prevalence in Afghanistan is currently low among the general population, it is a country at high risk for the spread of HIV. The Afghanistan National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2011-2015 (ANASF-II) provides Afghanistan's strategic guidance for action for HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, outlining the roles of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to sustain a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response, with the support of other key sectors and civil society. …

  4. Challenges in developing national HIV guidelines: experience from the eastern Mediterranean

    Objective: To appraise the process of development and clinical content of national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical practice guidelines of countries in the eastern Mediterranean and to formulate recommendations for future guideline development and adaptation. Methods Twenty-three countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean and United Nations Children’s Fund Middle East and North Africa regions were invited to submit national HIV clinical practice guidelines for review. …

  5. Building an enabling environment for targetted HIV/AIDS interventions: a communication strategy

    The goal of this strategy is to engage stakeholders at every level to do their part in: (1) raising awareness and serving as advocates for HIV; (2) providing appropriate and accurate information; (3) influencing the social norms in their communities and (4) providing the necessary support for people to adopt behaviours which can prevent HIV transmission as well as help reduce stigma and discrimination associated with it.

  6. Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: time for strategic action

    Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. This report addresses this dearth of strategic information on HIV infections in MENA through a joint effort of the World Bank, the MENA Regional Support Team (RST) of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO). …

  7. Afghanistan national strategic framework for HIV/AIDS (2006-2010)

    This is a broad strategic framework designed to guide Afghanistan's response to HIV/AIDS. It will serve as a guide for a wide range of stakeholder involvement in the response to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in the country. It will assist stakeholders to develop their own strategic plans so that all initiatives in the country can be harmonized to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. It is based on analysis of the limited available data, and takes into account the resource constraints of the country in both human and financial terms. …

  8. HIV/AIDS and STI national strategic plan for Afghanistan 2003-2007

    While Afghanistan does not yet have a large number of reported HIV/AIDS cases, a number of vulnerabilities and patterns of risky behaviours signal the need to take action now, before it is too late to make a difference to the course of the epidemic. Towards that end the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Technical Working Group in the Country has undertaken the development of the National HIV/AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for the period 2003-2007. The current document provides a National Strategic Framework. …

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