2017 Evaluation Annual Report. UN Women. (2018)


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


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Global Tuberculosis Report 2018. WHO. (2018)


WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations. 


Keywords: TB, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, drug-resistant




- Full Report 

- Executive Summary

- Main Text

- Annex 1: The WHO Global TB Database

- Annex 2: Country Profiles for 30 High TB Burden Countries

- Technical Appendix: Methods to Estimate Eligibility for Latent TB Infection Treatment

Bending the Curve - Keeping our Promise of Ending TB in the South-East Asia Region on Time. WHO, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2018)


The WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region has some of the highest TB-burden countries, and nearly half of all TB cases in the world are to be found in people from this Region. The Region has nearly half the global burden in terms of new cases (incidence), and close to 40% of the burden in terms of deaths due to TB. And this while only 26% of the global population lives in the Region.


Keywords: TB, drug-resistant, treatment, funding


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Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update. UNDP. (2018)


Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical update is being released to ensure consistency in reporting on key human development indices and statistics. With its comprehensive statistical annex, our data gives an overview of the state of development across the world, looking at long-term trends in human development indicators across multiple dimensions and for every nation, the 2018 Update highlights the considerable progress, but also the persistent deprivations and disparities.


Keywords: HDI rank, gender, women, empowerment


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HIV Estimations 2017: Technical Report. National AIDS Control Organization and ICMR-National Institute of Medical Statistics. (2018)


The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India undertakes HIV estimations biennially in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS). The first round of HIV estimation in India was done in 1998, while the last round was done in 2015. The objective of HIV estimations is to provide updated information on the status of HIV epidemic in India at national and State/UT level to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP).

Keywords: HIV, PMTCT, ART, prevention, treatment, deaths

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HIV and Infant Feeding in Emergencies: Operational Guidance. WHO. (2018)


This operational guidance is based on a consultation convened by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Emergency Nutrition Network in Geneva in September 2016, which brought together a cross-section of senior-level participants from United Nations agencies, government, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and other agencies working in nutrition and HIV in emergencies. This document sets out basic principles related to HIV and infant feeding in emergency settings, and the actions that government and other stakeholders can take to prepare for emergencies.

Keywords: HIV, PMTCT, breastfeeding, emergency, treatment 


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Compendium of WHO Guidelines and Associated Standards: Ensuring Optimum Delivery of the Cascade of Care for Patients with Tuberculosis, Second Edition. WHO. (2018)


The Compendium has been developed as a clear and concise instrument to facilitate the understanding and planning of delivery of high-quality care for everybody affected by TB. It incorporates all recent policy guidance from WHO; follows the care pathway of persons with signs or symptoms of TB in seeking diagnosis, treatment and care; and includes key algorithms and cross-cutting elements that are essential to a patient-centered approach in the cascade of TB care.

Keywords: TB, HIV, diagnosis, children, support



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Know Violence: Exploring the Links between Violence, Mental Health and HIV Risk among Men Who have Sex with Men and Transwomen in South Asia. UNDP, ICRW and APCOM. (2018)


This report by UNDP, ICRW and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in seven South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is based on focus group discussions in 12 sites in 7 countries with men who have sex with men and transwomen who have direct experience of violence, as well as interviews with key informants from community-based organizations, health, law, and government. The report provides concrete recommendations to stakeholders across many sectors to mitigate and minimize the effects of violence on mental health and HIV vulnerabilities through programme and policy efforts.

Keywords: HIV, SOGIE, LGBTI, violence, laws


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Results 2020. H6 Partnership. (2018)


This Framework will guide the H6 in shaping a more effective, results-based partnership. With little more than 30 months to achieve the 2020 milestones, the time for implementation is now.


Keywords: women, children, adolescents, reproductive health, maternal, newborn



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Data Quality Assessment of National and Partner HIV Treatment and Patient Monitoring Data and Systems Implementation Tool. WHO. (2018)


In the past decade, national programmes and donor-funded projects have made great progress in reaching people living with HIV with life-saving treatment in countries across the globe. Measuring success of these initiatives requires strong monitoring and evaluation systems that produce high-quality data.

Efforts to ensure data quality, therefore, are not singular events occurring randomly. Rather, these processes need to become institutionalized as part of all routine data management processes.


Keywords: HIV, data, assessment, monitoring system


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