Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2017: Measuring SDG Progress in Asia and the Pacific: Is There Enough Data? ESCAP. (2018)

The paper "Measuring SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific: Is there enough data?" reviews the availability of data on all proposed global SDG indicators for Asia-Pacific countries and is prepared based on data from the SDG indicators Global Database. It attempts to identify data gaps for regional SDG progress monitoring and for priority setting in statistical capacity building by a range of relevant stakeholders.

Keywords: SDG indicators, data availability, goals, targets
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World TB Day 2018 Campaign Advocacy and Communication Toolkit. Stop TB Partnership and WHO. (2018)

Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impact of tuberculosis (TB) and urge acceleration of efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
The aim of this campaign, starting on 19 March, the week of the World TB Day date, is to build overarching commitment and leadership at the highest level to End TB.
Keywords: TB, HIV, MDR-TB, investment, advocacy materials

Global Health 50/50 Report. Global Health 5050. (2018)

The Global Health 50/50 Report provides a benchmark across the sector to catalyse shifts in organisational and management culture and practice, the adoption of gender-responsive policies, and ensuring adequate resources for programmes focusing on the gendered dynamics of global health. It seeks to provide evidence of where the gaps lie, while shining a light on ways forward.
Keywords: SDGs, gender equality, inclusive societies, health system

Women and Girls and HIV. UNAIDS. (2018)

We cannot stand by and allow the quality of life of women and girls to be held back and their hopes and dreams for the future to slip away. We must work collectively to close the gaps that continue to leave women and girls behind. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 depends on advancing a social justice agenda that demands access to education, employment, health services, justice and political representation, free from discrimination and violence.
Keywords: HIV, knowledge, sexual and reproductive health, rights, health services, discrimination, violence

ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women (ASEAN RPA on EVAW). ASEAN. (2018)

Violence against women (VAW) is a violation of human rights which is a form of discrimination  against women. It is a manifestation of historically and structurally unequal power relations and inequalities between women and men, which prevail in all countries and which impacts all aspect of the victim’s private and public life. VAW violates human rights and fundamental freedoms of women limits their access to control over and ownership of resource, and impedes the full development of their  potential.
Keywords: HIV, women, girls, violence, human rights

ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Children (ASEAN RPA on EVAC). ASEAN. (2018)

The elimination of violence against children (VAC) is a challenge in all countries and in every society, race, class and culture. It is a violation of human rights, upheld in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which prescribes that every child has the right to survive, grow and be protected from all forms of violence. All children have the right to be respected for their human dignity, physical and psychological integrity and to equal protection.
Keywords: HIV, violence, abuse, children,  sexual violence

Guide to Develop a National Action Plan on Public-private Mix for Tuberculosis Prevention and Care. WHO and USAID. (2017)

This new document – the guide to develop a national TB PPM action plan – is a planning document designed to facilitate the integration of strong PPM components into national TB strategic plans that are supposed to be the basis for Global Fund proposals and national budgeting processes, and will help drive a more comprehensive approach to provider engagement in TB care and prevention.
Keywords: TB, strategy, diagnosis, treatment, health system

Tuberculosis Patient Cost Surveys: A Handbook. WHO. (2017)

This handbook builds on lessons learned from surveys implemented 2015-2017 and advice provided by the Global task force on TB patient cost surveys. It provides a standardized methodology for conducting health facility-based cross-sectional surveys to assess the direct and indirect costs incurred by TB patients and their households. In addition, it provides recommendations on results dissemination, engaging across sectors in policy dialogue and enabling action and related research for effective modifications in care delivery models, in patient support, and wider cross-sectoral interventions.
Keywords: TB, strategy, evaluation, research tools

Good Practice Guide: Gender-transformative HIV Programming. Fried S and Webbe V. (2018)

This guide considers the many ways in which gender and HIV interact, and how this is influenced by variables such as education, income, age, ethnicity, race, disability, migrant status, health, location, and sexual orientation.
It contains tools, evidence and good practice to ensure that HIV programming responds to and addresses harmful gender norms, structures and stereotypes that act as a barrier to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and the realisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Keywords: HIV, gender, violence, services, women, girls

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2017. Sander G. (2018)

The report examines critical developments on the death penalty for drug offences in law and practice worldwide, revealing one central and unsettling tension: the situation is at once improving and getting worse.
On the one hand, alongside important legal and policy changes, executions for drugs in many High Application States have been steadily declining since 2015. At the same time, political support for the abolition of the death penalty for drug offences has been gathering global momentum. On the other hand, however, these recent signs of progress are being eclipsed by the dramatic surge in extrajudicial executions for drugs in the Philippines, and the ripple effects this is having in the region and beyond.
Keywords: drugs, discrimination, legal, human rights


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