Colombo: NSACP, 2017. 59 p.
Sri Lanka. Ministry of Health
Sri Lanka. National STD/AIDS Control Programme
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”. The mission is to “Prevent new HIV and sexually transmitted infections and provide comprehensive care and treatment services” and the goal is “Ending AIDS by 2025”. Five objectives are identified for achieving this goal: I. To prevent new infections of HIV/STI among key populations, vulnerable populations and the general population; II. To provide universal access to HIV/STI diagnosis and treatment, care and support services for those infected and affected by HIV/STI; III. To strengthen strategic information systems and knowledge management for an evidence based response; IV. To strengthen health systems at different levels and to ensure an effective multi-sector HIV/AIDS/STI response; V. To provide a supportive environment for easy access and delivery of HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services for all.
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