WHO Treatment Guidelines for Isoniazid-resistant Tuberculosis: Supplement to the WHO Treatment Guidelines for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis. WHO. (2018)


The emergence of drug-resistant TB is a major global health concern, which threatens the ambitious goals and progress set under the End TB Strategy. Isoniazid-resistant TB, which is present in 8% of TB cases worldwide, reduces treatment success in patients treated with the standard 6-month first-line regimen.


The new WHO recommendations for the treatment of isoniazid-resistant, rifampicin-susceptible TB are based upon a review of evidence from patients treated with such regimens by a Guideline Development Group in conformity with WHO requirements for evidence-based policies.

Keywords: TB, drug-resistant, treatment, medicines

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Rapid Assessment of Drug Use Patterns (RADUP). National STD/AIDS Control Program and National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. (2018)


Research on details of pattern of drug use among People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Sri Lanka is relatively scarce. In order to initiate interventions aimed at reduction of risks due to drug use in the country, adequate information about pattern of drug use is critical. Thus, the NSACP along with NDDCB has conducted this “Rapid Assessment of Drug Use Pattern (RADUP) in Sri Lanka to inform risk reduction interventions for PWUD/PWID”. The Alliance Regional Technical Support Hub South Asia provided technical support. The study was aimed at (i) understanding the pattern of drug use among the non-institutionalized PWUD and PWID in selected districts in Sri Lanka and (ii) recommending policies and programmes related to drug use issues in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: HIV, PWID, drug, prevalence, treatment, law


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HIV Surveillance Report - 2016 Update. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2017)


The HIV surveillance system in Hong Kong comprises 5 main programmes to provide a detailed description of the local HIV/AIDS situation. They are (a) voluntary HIV/AIDS case-based reporting; (b) HIV prevalence surveys; (c) sexually transmitted infections (STI) caseload statistics; (d) behavioral studies; and (e) HIV-1 genotyping studies. 


Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, STI, TB, cases, prevalence



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Promising Strides toward Ending Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia and the Pacific Region. Gevers A and Taylor K. (2018)


This report is primarily intended for donors, policy makers, programme managers, and practitioner donors. It describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of diverse primary prevention interventions to prevent violence against women and girls that have a focus on transforming harmful masculinities and social norms in 4 diverse Asia-Pacific contexts, as well as discuss the main impacts of these interventions. The report locates the P4P project and learnings within the broader context of the global primary prevention field to highlight the contributions that P4P is making to advance the field globally. 

Keywords: women, girls, prevention, violence, gender


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Lessons Learned about Volunteerism within the Context of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls. Gevers A, Williams J, Le T and Droste M. (2018)


This report reviews and assesses the impact Volunteerism has on personal and community development. Volunteerism and volunteers can make valuable contributions to sustainable VAWG prevention in communities. However, to reap these benefits, it is important to manage and actively support them throughout the project acknowledging the important role that they play.  


Keywords: support, prevention, community, violence, empowering



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Lessons Learned about Primary Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific Region. Gevers A, Taylor K, Droste M and Williams J. (2018)

This regional lessons-learned report provides insight into what is involved in undertaking primary prevention of VAWG and what both drives its success and hinders its progress. These lessons aim to inform organizations and agencies involved in, or that plan to become involved in, primary prevention programming, to assist in their planning and budgeting and for donors to gain insight into the costs and complexities of primary prevention work. 
Keywords: prevention, knowledge, violence, women, girls

Latent TB Infection: Updated and Consolidated Guidelines for Programmatic Management. WHO. (2018)


These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of LTBI in people living with HIV, household contacts of people with active TB, other groups at risk of developing TB, and for LTBI testing. The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapted to the national and local epidemiology of TB, the availability of resources, the health infrastructure and other national and local determinants. 

Keywords: HIV, TB, treatment, testing, children 

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Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Cryptococcal Disease in HIV-infected Adults, Adolescents and Children. WHO. (2018)


These guidelines provide recommendations and good practice guidance on the optimal approach to diagnosing cryptococcal meningitis, strategies for preventing invasive cryptococcal disease through cryptococcal antigen screening and pre-emptive fluconazole therapy, treating cryptococcal meningitis with combination antifungal therapy regimens, preventing, monitoring and managing amphotericin B drug toxicity, recommendations against adjunctive therapy with systemic corticosteroids and recommendations on the timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation.

Keywords: HIV, diagnosis, drugs, treatment


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Getting on Track in Agenda 2030. Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF), the Free Space and Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men. (2018)

The report is released ahead of regional meetings commencing this month in preparation of the annual High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report calls upon UN agencies, Member States, and members of civil society to collaboratively ensure HIV-related data is included in the framework of Agenda 2030.
Keywords: SDGs, MSM, HIV, civil society, human rights

Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN WOMEN. (2018)

“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes.
Keywords: SDGs, gender equality, women empowerment, agenda
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