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  1. National policy on HIV/AIDS for the education sector

    Namibia has been independent for more than ten years, and the nature of the struggle facing our country has changed. The fight is no longer for freedom from political domination, but against HIV/AIDS.HIV/AIDS is a continuing, critical public health issue. It is now the leading cause of death in Namibia, Africa and the fourth common cause of death worldwide. The HIV/AIDS crisis continues to expand in numbers and extent, without immediate medical solutions in view. HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue, it has socio-economic implications too. …

  2. National Policy on HIV/AIDS and STD Related Issues

    Four cross-cutting and priority issues were given emphasis in this document. These were human rights, gender, behaviour and information, and education and communication.This Policy Statement endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a standard for policy making and action at all levels in the response to HIV/AIDS and STDs in Bangladesh. All fundamental principles enshrined in the text of UDHR are to be followed in pursuance of policy making.

  3. National Policy on HIV/AIDS 2003

    This HIV/AIDS policy represents Nigeria's commitment and her determination to stem the tide of the epidemic and mitigate its impact on her citizens utilising most recently acquired knowledge, skills and a clear understanding of the epidemic. It is also hoped that this policy will serve as the catalyst for a more vigourous, organised and coordinated long-term and sustained reponse to the epidemic. …

  4. National Policy for HIV/AIDS Management in Schools

    Internationally, the first case of AIDS was diagnosed more than twenty years ago. In spite of extensive research, the origin of HIV has not been discovered. The spread of HIV in Jamaica is mainly through sexual contact between men and women. Additionally, about one-third of all babies born to HIV infected women are infected during pregnancy, at birth or through breast feeding unless anti-retroviral medication is given to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.Persons infected with HIV do not immediately develop AIDS or AIDS symptoms. …

  5. National Plan for Action for Orphans and other Children Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Jamaica 2003-2006

    This document represents the National Plan of Action for Orphans and Other Children Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, 2003-2006. It is designed to support the Jamaica HIV/AIDS/STI National Strategic Plan, 2002-2006 (JHANSP), respond to the needs of the National Plan of Action for Children, and address pressing issues for improving the quality of life for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (OVC) in Jamaica. …

  6. National Multi-Sectoral Strategic Framework on HIV/AIDS 2003-2007

    This national Multi-Sectoral Strategic Framework (NMSF) on HIV/AIDS will translate the National Policy of HIV/AIDS by providing strategic guidance to the planning of programmes, projects and interventions by various stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. …

  7. National HIV/AIDS strategic framework 2006-2010 Ghana (NSF II)

    This NSF II is designed to provide an overall planning guide for a vastly expanded effort to deal with the epidemic including improvements to the supporting environment, preventing infections, targeted behaviour change programmes to the general population as well as specific vulnerable groups, treatment, care and support, and combating stigma and discrimination. Seven key intervention areas are identified in NSF II around which comprehensive action plans including budgets will be prepared for implementation. The key intervention areas are organized into chapters. …

  8. National HIV/AIDS policy for the education sector

    The National HIV/AIDS Policy for the Education Sector formalises the rights and responsibilities of every person involved, directly or indirectly, in the education sector with regard to HIV and AIDS: the learners, their parents and care givers, educators, managers, administrators, support staff and civil society. This (policy) national strategy will provide a framework to implement and monitor and evaluate the impact of its HIV/AIDS interventions and the effects of HIV/AIDS on its labour force over time. …

  9. National HIV/AIDS policy

    The purpose of this policy is to: define the framework for an effective multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will reduce the spread of new HIV infections, promote and sustain compassionate care for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and mitigate the social impact on those infected, those affected and on the entire society; outline the roles of social institutions and promote the involvement of all sectors of society in the national response to HIV/AIDS; affirm the rights and responsibilities of persons living with HIV/AIDS, of those interacting with them, of people vulnerabl …

  10. National HIV/AIDS and STI policy

    This policy provides the necessary statement of commitment around which a legislative framework will be built for an Expanded Multi-sectoral Response to reduce further spread of the epidemic, and for the protection and support of people infected with HIV/AIDS in Ghana. It is intended to create a favourable environment for all aspects of HIV/AIDS and other STIs prevention, care and support. …

  11. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004: Changes and challenges

    In this national HIV/AIDS Strategy Australia leads the way in responding to the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In providing direction for Australia's continuing response to HIV/AIDS, this strategy builds on the experience and knowledge that has been developed in Australia during nearly two decades of combating the virus.

  12. National HIV/AIDS Preventive Education in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Teacher Training Colleges

    Since the first incident of HIV/AIDS in Kenya was reported in 1984, the Government responded with the sessional paper No.4 of 1997 detailing its policy framework on HIV/AIDS. This has resulted in a five-year national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS control.Consequently, on 25th November 1999, His Excellency the President declared HIV/AIDS a national disaster. …

  13. National HIV/AIDS Policy: a call for renewed action

    More than 20 years from the onset of the epidemic, HIV/AIDS remains a global challenge. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), HIV/AIDS has particularly affected sub-Saharan Africa, with 28.5 million people estimated to be living with the virus in the region by 2001 (UNAIDS, 2001). This figure represents approximately 71% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. About 81% of all HIV-infected women and 79% of all HIV/AIDS orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa. …

  14. National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2005-2009

    The goal of the National HIV and AIDS strategic plan is: "To reverse the trends of HIV infection amongst the young people (15 -34 years) and to reduce the suffering among the infected and affected".The strategic objectives are as follows:1. To create and sustain an environment conducive to a more coordinated and efficient multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS;2. To reduce the risk factors to HIV/AIDS among the young people;3. To reduce the vulnerability of the young people to HIV/AIDS;4. To reduce the impact (psychological, medical, social, economic and emotional) of HIV infection and AIDS.

  15. National HIV and AIDS strategic framework 2006-2010

    The National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework 2006-2010 (NASF) has been built on the process of joint annual reviews of the progress with the current 2002-2005 Strategic Intervention Plan and a broad consultative process with the Partners. …

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