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  1. HIV and sexually transmitted infections in the Western Pacific region 2000-2010

    The countries in the Western Pacific Region have made good progress in reducing the transmission of HIV and providing services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). However, challenges remain and there are important gaps to be filled. This report documents the achievements and challenges of the health sector’s response to the HIV epidemic in the Region over the past decade. It identifies best practices and important opportunities to further reduce the number of new infections, and prolong and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV in the Western Pacific Region. …

  2. Economics of AIDS and access to HIV/AIDS care in developing countries. Issues and challenges

    This book is a contribution to the debate on expanding access to HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. It presents an important and innovative aspect of the work of the ANRS (Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida), one of the few agencies to have initiated research in this field.

  3. 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. …

  4. 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. …

  5. In sweet harmony? A review of health and education sectorwide approaches (SWAps) in the South Pacific. Phase 1 of a Joint Learning Initiative

    This desk study distills evidence from a document review of selected health and education SWAps ongoing in Pacific Island countries to address four questions: (i) are the anticipated benefits of the approach being realized; (ii) are the objectives of national sector programs likely to be achieved; (iii) how is the approach affecting sector program results; and (iv) how is the approach affecting the efficacy of the DPs. …

  6. Promoting Health-Seeking Behaviours and Quality of Care among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women: Evidence from 5 Provinces in Thailand

    The study was commissioned by UNESCO Bangkok and aims to increase understanding about the health-seeking behavior of MSM/TG women in Thailand, including perceptions of illness, sources of information on sexual health, types of health services accessed, and constraints and obstacles in accessing healthcare; and to evaluate whether existing sexual health services meet the needs of MSM and TG women in the current Thai context, and develop recommendations for community groups/organizations, policy-makers (in light of Thailand’s revised National AIDS strategy), health service providers and developi …

  7. Report of the Asia-Pacific High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennum Development Goals, 6 - 8 February 2012, Bangkok

    The Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals was convened in Bangkok from 6 to 8 February 2012. …

  8. National strategic and action plan on HIV/AIDS/STI control and prevention 2011-2015

    The purpose of the NSAP 2011-2015 is to guide the national response to HIV/AIDS. The goals of the plan are: 1. Maintain the present low level of HIV prevalence in the general population (15-49) below 1%; 2. Ensure HIV seroprevalence among most-at-risk populations is lower than 5%. The objectives of the plan are: 1. Scale up the national response in order to minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS on the social and economic development in the Lao PDR; 2. Improve the quality of life of people infected with and affected by HIV. The strategy identifies the following strategic components: 1. …

  9. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011-2016

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011 - 2016 is a national guiding document and a road map for the next five year, for all sectors, institutions and partners involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Nepal to meet the national goal; to achieve univeral access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with two major programmatic objectives (i) reduce new HIV prevention by 50% and (ii) reduce HIV related dealths by 25%, by 2016.

  10. Timor-Leste Strategic Develpment Plan 2011-2030

    This Strategic Development Plan aims to develop core infrastructure, human resources, and to encourage the growth of private sector jobs in strategic industry sectors - a broad based agricuture sector, a thriving tourism industry and downstream industries in the oil and gas sector. It is an integrated package of strategic policies to be implemented in the short term (one to five years), in the medium term (five to ten years) and in the long term (ten to 20 years). …

  11. Myanmar National Strategic Plan and Operational Plan on HIV and AIDS 2011-2015

    This National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS 2011-2015 is composed of two parts: Part One presenting situation analysis, vision, aim, objectives, guiding principles and strategic priorities; and part Two, presenting, ofr each strategic priority, a number of interventions with target populations, activity arrea, outcomes, outputs, indicators and targets. Detailed guiding principles, information on the roles and responsibilities of participating entities, insitutional arrangements and coordinating mechanisms in annexes.

  12. 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. …

  13. Capacity development matters: a practical guide

    This booklet is a practical guide on what capacity development is and how we are applying it in UNFPA. The first chapter provides an overview of capacity development and some basic definitions; the second highlights examples of practice in action from the field; and the third consists of a series of tools and resources that we have considered useful when developing and implementing capacity development programmes. This guide is primarily meant for UNFPA technical and programme staff but may also serve other United Nations (UN) agencies, partner organizations and Member States.

  14. Learning About Your Rights: Training Manual on HIV and the Law

    This manual is intended to be used primarily to train about the rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV), people affected by HIV and key affected populations as well as about the remedies available to protect those rights in Viet Nam. …

  15. Women and HIV in Viet Nam: Meeting the Needs. Report summary

    This report introduces current knowledge on the particular situation that Vietnamese women face with regard to HIV. Women are a critical population within the epidemic, not only in terms of sheer numbers, but as this report emphasizes, in terms of the disproportionate toll that HIV can take on their lives. Even as the rate of infection begins to stabilize among high-risk men, transmission continues from these men to their wives and regular partners. …

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