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 

Download Guidelines, Annex 2, Annex 3 and Executive Summary

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


Download Guidelines and Policy Brief: Cryptococcal Disease

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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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
Download Country Data Sheets on SDGs

- Fiji

- Niue

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


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