National Health Inequality Monitoring: A Step-by-Step Manual. WHO. (2017)

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This manual serves as a step-by-step practical reference to support countries in building capacity for integrating health inequality monitoring into their health information systems. It presents a range of  World Health Organization tools and resources developed for measuring and reporting health inequality. As such, this manual aims to contribute to improved monitoring of health inequalities in countries, a practice that is essential to ensure accountability for the goals and targets of the United Nations 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Keywords: SDGs, monitoring systems, health, inequality

 

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No Such Thing as Calm: A Policy Brief on Fishermen, HIV and Human Rights. Rahman F, Saifi R, Sreedharan L. (2016)

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Fisherfolk have consistently fallen through the net of many HIV research initiatives, particularly after the first HIV cases discovered among the fishing communities in the Ugandan Rakai district in 1982. To date in Southeast Asia, there are still only a handful of scientifically rigorous, peer-reviewed research initiatives targeting fishermen that is representative of their communities and gives an overall view of their vulnerability.

 


Keywords: Malaysia, HIV, migrants, case studies, vulnerability, rights

 

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Reaching the Every Newborn National 2020 Milestones: Country Progress, Plans and Moving Forward. WHO and UNICEF. (2017)

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This WHO and UNICEF report details the country leadership and actions that are taking forward the goals and recommendations set out in the Every Newborn Action Plan – an initiative contributing towards the goals of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health for Every Woman Every Child. In 2016, 51 countries completed the Every Newborn Tracking Tool, which tracks progress. This report presents the findings of the progress tracking tool, spotlights activities in a range of countries and exemplifies some of the partner efforts to support country progress.


Keywords: SDGs, national plan, health, newborn

 

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WHO Information Note on the Use of Dual HIV/Syphilis Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT). WHO. (2017)

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This information note provides interim advice for countries using or planning to introduce dual HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in antenatal services and other testing sites pending forthcoming WHO programmatic guidance, including a WHO recommended testing strategy. This note also emphasizes the need to ensure the quality of HIV and syphilis testing using RDTs, as well as laboratory-based testing, to avoid false positive and false negative HIV and syphilis results. 

 

Keywords: HIV, syphilis, testing, treatment

 

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HRP Annual Report 2016. UNDP/ UNFPA/ UNICEF/ WHO/ World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP). (2017)

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We support high-impact research, inform WHO norms and standards, support research capacity strengthening in low-income settings, and facilitate uptake of innovations and new information – including through digital and mobile technologies. An ethical, human-rights-based approach is integrated throughout our work. HRP’s vision is the attainment of the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health for every single person across the globe. We strive for a world where human rights that enable sexual and reproductive health are safeguarded, and where all people have access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services.


Keywords: STI, health, abortion, prevention, human rights

 

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10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs. UNDP. (2017)

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This publication shows how change works. It is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners. It explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions profiled here demonstrate how much can happen when commitment is sustained, and when governments, private sector, civil society and UNDP work together. Innovation, delivering at large-scale, and partnership are key elements of the successful projects in the publication. These stories of change document how we can design projects that help us realize the 2030 Agenda promises, particularly leaving no one behind.


Keywords: SDGs, HIV, law, poverty, justice

 

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Rapid Situation Assessment of Transgender Persons in Sri Lanka. Institute for Participatory Interaction in Development (IPID). (2016)

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This study intends to determine how well Sri Lanka has achieved the provision of universal access to appropriate HIV prevention, care, treatment and support for transgender people. It analyzes human rights situation for transgender persons; develop an evidence base on transgender people and HIV and identifies opportunities to strengthen capacity in providing broader and better responses for transgender people in relation to prevention, control, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS.


Keywords: law, discrimination, health care, prevention, human rights

 

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National HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Sri Lanka, 2017-2022. Loo V, Ariyaratne K. A. M., Suranga S and Bandara A. (2017)

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This document provides an updated M&E Plan for the 2016-2018 period, incorporating recommendations from the Mid- Term Review (MTR) of the NSP 2013-2017, and two in-depth Monitoring and Evaluation System Strengthening Assessments, one focused on the health sector HIV response and one focused on the multi-sectorial HIV response.


This document is for all M&E and program staff involved in the National HIV/STI response, including partners in other units of the Ministry of Health, and other Government line ministries. In addition, the document will be useful for national and international partners and funders of HIV/STI activities.


Keywords: HIV/STI, M&E, response, testing, treatment

 

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At the Edge of a Miracle: The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Epidemic in Malaysia. Rahman F. (2017)

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The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long since been a neglected disease, given long latency periods before any chronic illness manifests, and the low cure rate and numerous side effects of the pegylated interferon-ribavirin treatment (hereinafter PEGINF). However, of late, given the development of revolutionary drugs called direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) that can cure the disease in as little as 8 weeks, international interest, and with it, international financial investment, has peaked.


Keywords: HIV/HCV, co-infection, diagnostic, testing, treatment

 

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STAC Annual Report 2016. SAARC TB and HIV/AIDS Centre (STAC). (2017)

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The Annual Report of SAARC TB and HIV/AIDS Centre is being presented indicating the programmes, activities and achievements of the year 2016.
This is the Twenty-first consecutive comprehensive Annual Report of the SAARC TB and HIV/AIDS Centre (STAC). This report provides a summary of the activities carried out by the Centre for the year 2016 along with introduction, goals, objectives, vision, mission and achievements of the Centre.
STAC implemented almost all regular activities assigned for the period of January to December 2016. The National Managers of the NTPs and NACPs are highly appreciable for their kind support to implement the activities.


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, TB, programmes, activities 

 

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