International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education. UNESCO. (2018)


The International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials. It is immediately relevant for government education ministers and their professional staff, including curriculum developers, school principals and teachers. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), youth workers and young people can also use the document as an advocacy or accountability tool, for example by sharing it with decision-makers as a guide to best practices and/or for its integration within broader agendas, such as the SDGs. The Guidance is also useful for anyone involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of sexuality education programmes both in and out of school, including stakeholders working on quality education, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), adolescent health and/or gender equality, among other issues.

Keywords: HIV, education, young people, sexual and reproductive health


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Advocating for Change for Adolescents! A Practical Toolkit for Young People to Advocate for Improved Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. WHO. (2017)


This toolkit was developed by young people, for young people, to be used by networks of youth-led and youth-serving organizations to change the world! The toolkit will also be useful for others, including civil society groups, government departments and everyone concerned with adolescent health and well-being. The purpose of this toolkit is to guide the design, implementation and monitoring of an effective national advocacy action roadmap to bring about positive policy-specific changes to improve the health and well-being of adolescents.


Keywords: health, advocacy, national policies, strategies and plans


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Biobehavioural Survey Guidelines for Populations at Risk for HIV. WHO, CDC, UNAIDS and FHI 360. (2017)


The guidelines fill a gap in providing tools for surveying HIV prevalence in key populations, and the included questionnaires may also inform general population surveys.

Currently, many researchers undertake surveys using country-specific indicators. These guidelines standardize the conduct of biobehavioural surveys to permit comparisons between as well as within countries over time. The use of common indicators allows for uniformity in the measurement of items and production of data that can be used by various global, regional, national and local actors in planning prevention and treatment services, tracking progress in the provision of HIV prevention and treatment services, and identifying gaps in access to services.

Keywords: HIV, key populations, health services

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Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV - Executive Summary. WHO. (2017)


This guideline responds to requests from organizations, institutions and individuals for guidance which consolidates existing recommendations specific to women living with HIV along with new recommendations and good practice statements. It is expected to support front-line health-care providers, programme managers and public health policy-makers around the world to better address the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women living with HIV.

Keywords: HIV, gender, human rights, health care, good practice


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Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV. WHO. (2017)


This guideline is meant to help countries to more effectively and efficiently plan, develop and monitor programmes and services that promote gender equality and human rights and hence are more acceptable and appropriate for women living with HIV, taking into account the national and local epidemiological context. It discusses implementation issues that health interventions and service delivery must address to achieve gender equality and support human rights.


Keywords: HIV, gender, human rights, health care, good practice


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Consolidated Guidelines on Person-centred HIV Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance. WHO. (2017)


These guidelines consolidate guidance on monitoring systems for patients and all cases of HIV as part of public health surveillance. They recommend the use of unique identifiers to link patients across health services, allowing the sustainable measurement of the cascade of services. The guidelines promote the use of routine data for patient care and enable reporting on most programme, national and global indicators, including key global targets for HIV. 

Keywords: HIV, data, monitoring system


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Gender Analysis Toolkit for Key Population HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs. FHI 360/LINKAGES. (2017)


This toolkit provides practical guidance to governments, funders, civil society organizations and other implementing partners on conducting a gender analysis and using findings to inform HIV prevention, care and treatment programs with key populations. It outlines considerations and steps for conducting a gender analysis; explores how to engage with stakeholders, including key population members, in a meaningful partnership; shares lessons learned from a comprehensive gender analysis in Kenya and an abridged gender analysis in Cameroon; and provides tools and resources for conducting a gender analysis with key populations.

Keywords: MSM, PWID, SW, gender, prevention, health care, treatment


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Global Guidance on Criteria and Processess for Validation: Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis - 2nd Edition. WHO. (2017)


This second edition of the EMTCT global validation guidance document provides standardized processes and consensus-developed criteria to validate EMTCT of HIV and syphilis, and to recognize high-HIV burden countries that have made significant progress on the path to elimination. The guidance places strong emphasis on country-led accountability, rigorous analysis, intensive programme assessment and multilevel collaboration, including the involvement of communities of women living with HIV. It provides guidance to evaluate the country’s EMTCT programme, the quality and accuracy of its laboratory and data collection mechanisms, as well as its efforts to uphold human rights and equality of women living with HIV, and their involvement in decision-making processes.


Keywords: HIV, EMTCT, treatment, syphilis, human rights, gender equality



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Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men. Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). (2017)


The Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men focuses on meaningfully engaging men and creating an enabling environment to increase men’s use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products and services. Drawing on lessons learned from the promotion of male condoms, vasectomy, voluntary medical male circumcision, HIV testing services and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, the guide provides guidance, resources and examples of approaches that have increased men’s use of SRH products and services in a variety of settings.

The guide highlights key considerations for developing social and behavior change strategies and activities for increasing men’s SRH.

Keywords: HIV, STI, services, knowledge, condom, testing, treatment



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Guideline: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in Facilities Providing Maternity and Newborn Services. WHO. (2017)


This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, as a public health intervention. It is intended to contribute to discussions among stakeholders when selecting or prioritizing appropriate actions in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the global targets for 2025 as put forward in the Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, endorsed by the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in 2012, in resolution WHA65.6, the Global strategy for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health (2016–2030), and the Global Strategy for infant and young child feeding. 

Keywords: breastfeeding, infants, health care, pregnant women


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