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  1. National HIV/STI strategic plan Sri Lanka, 2018-2022

    Eight guiding principles underpin the NSP 2018-2022 which are Strategies Based on Evidence; Human Rights and Stigma Reduction; Gender Based Approach; Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV; Community Involvement and Engagement; Coordinated Approach; Multi- Sectoral Partnerships; Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance and Broad Political Commitment. The NSP has defined its vision, mission and goal for the next five years. The vision is to see a “Country free of new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS related deaths”. …

  2. Towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka: national communication strategy (2018-2021)

    The stakeholders in the National AIDS Committee have all come together with the understanding that a widespread plan for communication is the best way forward for ending AIDS by 2025. The strategy will also help mitigate gaps still prevailing within the current intervention programs, especially in reaching populations around the country with prevention information, sexual health education and sufficient awareness on the basics of HIV/AIDS/STIs along with available services. …

  3. No one left behind: understanding key populations, achieving triple zeros by 2030

    This book focuses on 6 key populations, i.e. sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, beach boys and prisoners. It describes reasons why these key populations are at higher risk of acquiring HIV infections, the current situation of Sri Lankan laws and how discrimination and social stigma prevent these particular key population groups approaching health care services. …

  4. Towards ending AIDS in Sri Lanka: a road map

    The road map towards ending AIDS by 2025 consists of strategic directions to be followed in order to achieve the 90-90-90 target set by UNAIDS, namely, that 90% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection receive sustainable antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy achieve viral suppression. These new targets aim to fast-track the national response in the next five years to end AIDS by 2025. …

  5. National HIV monitoring and evaluation plan: Sri Lanka, 2013-2017

    The Monitoring and Evaluation plan describes how the information generation and M&E system should be run. It is accompanied by an annual costed workplan describing the planned M&E activities for each year including the strengthening measures to improve the M&E system identified through M&E system or data quality assessments. Through strategic Information systems, the programme results at all levels (impact, outcome, output, process and input) will be measured to provide the basis for accountability and informed decision-making at both programme and policy level. …

  6. A situation assessment of women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka 2015

    The general objective of this study was to assess accessibility and availability of education and health care services to Women and Children infected and affected with HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka. The specific objectives were: 1. To describe the socio-demographic and socio-economic information of women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. 2. To assess the accessibility to education and to health care services including reproductive health and HIV care services among HIV infected and affected women. 3. …

  7. National HIV strategic plan Sri Lanka 2013-2017

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2013-2017 is designed to guide Sri Lanka’s response to HIV/ AIDS and STI control in the next five years and has been formulated with broad stakeholder involvement, drawing on the existing strengths and successes and the lessons learned in the last decade. It considers the policy and legal environment, the available scientific evidence, international best practices, and the estimated needs for prevention and treatment and current coverage rates and is informed, as best as possible, by resources that would be available. …

  8. 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.

  9. National policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work in Sri Lanka

    The National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work aims to guide the national response to prevention of HIV and AIDS, treatment care and support and mitigate and manage its impact in the workplace, in public, private and informal sectors, while safeguarding and respecting workers' rights in line with the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work and the ILO Recommendation Concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (Recommendation 200). …

  10. National HIV/AIDS policy, Sri Lanka

    The objectives of this policy are to: prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Sri Lanka through effective strategies aimed at reducing sexual transmission, mother to child transmission, and transmission through blood and blood products; improve the quality of life of people infected and or affected by HIV/AIDS through minimizing stigma and discrimination and providing quality care and support.

  11. National HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2007-2011

    The overall goal of the NSP is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the social development of the country. The national goals are 1) to maintain the low HIV prevalence among most-at-risk-populations (MARP) and the general population; and 2) to increase the quality of life of those already infected. The NSP has 6 strategies to achieve these goals. The two core strategies are: 1. Increased coverage and quality of prevention interventions; 2. Increased coverage and quality of care, support and treatment intervention. To support the above, the four additional strategies are: 3. …

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