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The Papua New Guinea National STI & HIV Strategy 2018–2022, is the strategic guide for the country’s response to STI and HIV at both national, provincial and district levels. The strategy addresses the drivers of the STI and HIV epidemic and builds on achievements of the previous country strategic plans to achieve its goal of contributing to the country’s Vision 2050 through universal access to comprehensive STI and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
In May 2019, there were 1,092 newly confirmed HIV-positive individuals reported to the HIV/AIDS & ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP). This was higher compared with the same period last year (950). Seventeen percent (190) had clinical manifestations of advanced HIV infection (WHO clinical stage 3 or 4) at the time of diagnosis.
The guide is intended for use by policymakers, programme managers and service providers, including community-based organizations, at the national, regional or local levels, who undertake to address HIV prevention, treatment and care. It also provides useful information for development and funding agencies and for academia.
In 2018, our regional and country programmes in Asia-Pacific UNFPA continued to accelerate the ICPD Programme of Action which in turn contributes to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.
Keywords: SDGs, prevention, maternal deaths, family planning, gender-based violence
Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world and home to a number of long-running conflicts. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the centre of humanitarian response. This publication shares examples of how UNFPA support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.
Keywords: women, girls, emergency, response, sexual and reproductive health
Prepositioning has been a game-changer for UNFPA's humanitarian work across the Asia-Pacific region, improving the speed, quality and efficiency of emergency responses. This publication provides an overview of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative, UNFPA's flagship humanitarian preparedness initiative supported by Australia.
Despite the longstanding efforts of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in Nepal to promote maternal and neonatal health (MNH), progress has been slow for MNH service use. This analysis aimed to identify determinants of maternal health care use: antenatal care (ANC) visits, institutional delivery, and postnatal care (PNC) check-up. We analyzed 2011 and 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS) data to illustrate the trend of these three outcome variables, and 2016 NDHS data alone for determinants of the outcome variables. The number of women included in the analysis was 1,440 for ANC, 1,478 for place of delivery, and 718 for PNC.
The primary objective of the further analysis of the 2016 NDHS is to provide more in-depth knowledge and insights into key issues that emerged from the survey. This information provides guidance for planning, implementing, refocusing, monitoring, and evaluating health programs in Nepal. The longterm objective of the further analysis is to strengthen the technical capacity of local institutions and individuals for analyzing and using data from complex national population and health surveys to better understand specific issues related to country need.
Keywords: domestic violence, inequality, health outcomes, health service utilization
This report was commissioned to examine and identify grievances of youth, why young people in the Maldives are vulnerable to recruitment into certain groups of the society and to examine the problems that young people face and the different vulnerabilities that they are exposed to. The aim has been to consult widely with young adults about their lives and to develop some responses based on their views. The report presents 10 policy priorities in the near term. It serves as tool for the government, development partners, academic institutions and civil society in our collective efforts to better understand the intersectionality of youth issues, and further strengthen our work towards achieving truly inclusive development and the attainment of the SDGs.
My Body, My Life, My World is UNFPA's new global strategy for adolescents and youth.