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This volume of NSACP annual report summarizes the activities conducted by the NSACP during 2017 and presents the strategic information on STI and HIV collected from all the peripheral STD clinics and ART centers situated island-wide. It is noted with satisfaction that over the years the annual report of NSACP has become a reliable reference document on HIV and STI situation in the country to both the public and the research community.
Keywords: HIV, STI, testing, treatment, EMTCT
Over the past decade, child marriage has continued to decline. Globally, the proportion of young women who were married as children decreased from 1 in 4 to about 1 in 5. It is now estimated that a total of 650 million girls and women alive today were married as children.
However, the current rate of decline in child marriage is not sufficient to meet the SDG target of ending child marriage by 2030. What's more, the reduction in child marriage has been uneven. While South Asia has led the way on reducing child marriage, the global burden is shifting to sub-Saharan Africa, where rates of progress need to be accelerated dramatically to reduce the prevalence and offset population growth.
Supported by infographics, the 2017 illustrated annual report sums up the evaluation function’s performance in the areas of corporate and decentralized evaluations and provides an overview of the measures undertaken to strengthen UN Women’s contribution to UN system–wide coordination and national capacity development for gender-responsive evaluation.
Keywords: SDGs, gender equality, financial resources, evaluation
SHIFT has created country-specific snapshots of its 2017 National Situational Assessment report on HIV Financing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The National Situational Assessment Report assesses the availability and sufficiency of HIV financing resources, as well as how resources are equitably and efficiently allocated across these four countries. The country snapshot provides an executive summary of the 4 countries as well as an in-depth review for each country. By providing a current snapshot on HIV financing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the assessment outlines HIV expenditure against HIV epidemiology, identifies national HIV financing mechanisms, and describes national budget cycles and processes where available.
At the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS that took place in June in New York, Member States adopted a new Political Declaration which contained new targets to effectively respond to the AIDS epidemic. The 2011 Political Declaration mandates UNAIDS to support countries in reporting back on progress made towards achieving the new commitments. It also provides for the UN Secretary-General to report regularly to the General Assembly on progress achieved in realizing these commitments.
Below are the official reports submitted by countries to the UNAIDS Secretariat for the monitoring of progress towards the targets set in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. Each report is presented exactly as submitted by the country, without editing or other alteration. These submissions will form the basis of the UN Secretary-Generals report to the General Assembly as well as the annual Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.
Ending AIDS is everybody’s business and will need collaboration between both the public sector and the private sector. Ending AIDS by 2030 needs effective action on: HIV testing, prevention, treatment and care, human rights Solutions-oriented approaches by the business community are required in each of these areas.
This investment case describes how a stronger, more efficient and results oriented WHO can serve and guide governments and partners in their efforts to improve the health of their populations and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.
WHO will achieve results: The five years to 2023 will determine whether the world will achieve the health- related SDGs. Early investment in WHO will keep the world on track towards SDG3 and the other health-related targets.
Keywords: HIV, UHC, SDG, gender, human rights
At the request of Asia Catalyst, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice worked with two law firms and four local offices of these law firms to conduct a literature review on the legal provisions governing police arrests and compulsory detention of sex workers in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Based on extensive research on the laws, regulations, and procedures available.
Keywords: HIV, laws, sex workers, stigma and discrimination
This document is one of a technical series that supports the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, convened to renew commitment to Primary Health Care in light of Universal Health Coverage and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. This background document, the Operational Framework, and the associated technical documents are informed by reviews of the literature, 2018 WHO Regional Reports on Primary Health Care, country case studies on PHC, a literature reviews on and synthesis of lessons learned in PHC implementation over the last 40 years, a number of workshops with key stakeholders that agreed on a global roadmap, input from the International Advisory Group on Primary Health Care, public consultations, expert review, and thematic reports on key issues relevant to Primary Health Care.
Every child and adolescent living with HIV should have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The AIDS Free component of the framework has the specific goal of ensuring 95% of all children and adolescents living with HIV have access to lifelong ART by the end of 2018. These efforts will need to be sustained until 2020, when it is estimated that treating 95% of all children and adolescents living with HIV will require providing ART to 1.4 million children (aged 0-14). and 1 million adolescents (aged 15-19).