2016 AIDS Data. UNAIDS. (2017)


The old saying “What gets measured gets done” may be a cliché, but is still very true for the response to HIV. Over the years, a detailed understanding of the HIV epidemic has emerged through the collection, analysis and dissemination of data, helping programmes to reach the right people in the right place and at the right time. Having high-quality data on the AIDS response has enabled ambitious, measurable and time-bound targets to be set for tracking progress and ensuring accountability.

Keywords: new HIV infections, children, PLHIV, women, response, treatment 


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Refining and Reinforcing the UNAIDS Joint Programme Model. UNAIDS. (2017)


This report reflects a new era for the UN. It offers practical solutions to transforming the way the Joint Programme works. As the UN charts out its reform agenda, this report provides the first organizational effort to translate the directions set out in the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review into specific, actionable recommendations on financing, joint working and accountability. But these recommendations should not stop at the door of the Joint Programme, we encourage Member States as well as our colleagues across the UN Development system to consider these recommendations as they take their own steps towards organizational repositioning, as together, we build a UN fit for purpose in leading the world to achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including to leave no one behind.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, responses, funds, budget


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Guidelines for Treatment of Drug-susceptible Tuberculosis and Patient Care (2017 Update). WHO. (2017)


The WHO Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care (2017 update) contains policy recommendations on priority areas in the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care. The main highlights of the guidelines are:

- The category II regimen is no longer recommended for patients who require TB retreatment and drug-susceptibility testing should be conducted to inform the choice of treatment regimen;
- The use of adjuvant steroids is recommended in the treatment of tuberculous meningitis and pericarditis;
- Recommendations on the provision of individual or a package of interventions on patient care and support, including patient or staff education, material support, psychological support, and tracers.

Keywords: HIV, TB, ART, treatment, care and support


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Programmatic Mapping Readiness Assessment for Use with Key Populations. FHI 360/LINKAGES. (2017)


The Programmatic Mapping Readiness Assessment Tool provides an adaptable step-by-step guide for conducting an MRA. The MRA focuses on the safety and well-being of KPs as a group and individuals within the group; helps identify the potential risks and benefits of conducting PM before initiating the mapping process; and guides discussions among program staff, steering committee members, and community leaders in creating an action plan to address risk.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, MSM, SWs, TG, PWID, healthcare 


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Global Hepatitis Report, 2017. WHO. (2017)


This WHO Global hepatitis report describes, for the first time, the global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis in 2015, setting the baseline for tracking progress in implementing the new global strategy.


The report focuses on hepatitis B and C, which are responsible for 96% of all hepatitis mortality. It presents data along the five strategic directions (strategic information, interventions, equity, financing and innovation) – key pillars of the GHSS to facilitate monitoring of progress in countries, regions and globally, and to measure the impact of interventions on reducing new infections and saving lives between 2015 and 2030. 

Keywords: HIV, HCV, HBV, prevention, testing, treatment


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World Development Indicators. World Bank Group. (2017)


The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.


Keywords: HIV, SDGs, data, tables and indicators, urban, rural



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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Outlook. ESCAP. (2017)


The diversity of the issues covered by this report required the collaboration of a large community of experts and practitioners based in the region and beyond. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) acknowledge the contributions made by more than 100 experts towards the preparation and production of the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Outlook report.

Keywords: HIV, SDGs, health care, women, youth


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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in East and North-East Asia. ESCAP. (2017)


The report explains a set of priority areas for East and North-East Asia to implement the 2030 Development Agenda: promoting poverty reduction and safeguarding the basic needs; enhancing energy efficiency and optimizing energy structure; addressing climate change; increasing resilience to disasters; and enhancing resource efficiency to maintain resource security. It also recommends the countries in the subregion to jointly mobilize their contributions to the implementation of SDGs through national measures, enhancing subregional cooperation, and regional cooperation.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, SDGs, MDGs, treatment, prevention


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Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). (2016)


The report finds that prices of older HIV drugs continue to decline, while newer drugs remain largely priced out of reach. This is in large part because pharmaceutical corporations maintain monopolies that block price-lowering generic competition.

Today, the lowest available price for a quality-assured, World Health Organization-recommended first-line one-pill-a-day combination is US$100 per person per year (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz). This is a decrease of 26 per cent since MSF last recorded the lowest price for first-line treatment at US$136 in 2014. For a WHO-recommended second-line regimen, the lowest available price is now US$286 per person per year (zidovudine/lamivudine + atazanavir/ritonavir) – an 11 per cent decrease from US$322 two years ago.

Keywords: HIV, ARV, treatment, access, adults, children


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Return to Abuser. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). (2016)


A report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) uncovers the gaps in services and systems in Papua New Guinea, trapping women and children in cycles of severe family and sexual violence. “Return to Abuser” details how a dire lack of protection mechanisms, a weak justice system and a culture of impunity endanger the health and lives of patients even if they manage to reach medical care. 

The report includes comprehensive data from more than 3,000 survivors of family and sexual violence that MSF treated in 2014-15 in its two projects in both rural Tari, in Hela Province, and the capital, Port Moresby. It reveals the repeated, often escalating, violence women and children endure in the places they should be safe, their homes and communities

Keywords: PNG, sexual violence, justice, laws and policies


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