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As South Africa seeks to implement national policies on school-based health education and services it is important that the evidence and experiences of existing school health programs be accessible to service providers and role-players. It is for this reason that Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors…

The HER campaign is a collaborative platform for diverse partners to support adolescent girls and young women in countries with a high risk of HIV. Together with partners, the Global Fund has set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by…

The South African National Aids Council (SANAC) launched South Africa’s first ever LGBTI HIV Plan at a satellite session during this year’s SA AIDS Conference at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

The LGBTI HIV Plan is a strategic guide…

This toolkit aims to help international health programs integrate a gender perspective in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, measures, and reporting. 

It is designed for use by health program staff working in various health sectors (such as HIV; malaria; reproductive,…

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP): Training Modules for Promoting Leadership among Persons Living with HIV, is now updated and expanded.

Easily adaptable for different stakeholders and country contexts, the revised PHDP better addresses the needs of key populations; reflects…

In late 2015, the Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations (LINKAGES) project established a global acceleration initiative to fast-track and strengthen delivery of a comprehensive package of health services for key populations (KPs) at scale. In this context, “…

The Urban Adolescent Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides a selection of Essential Elements and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of sexual and reproductive health (…

HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care settings are known to negatively affect the HIV response. Experiences of HIV-related stigma and discrimination have been widely reported in health care settings around the world and have constituted a deterrent to accessing HIV-related and…

This guide is one of a series of good practice guides, and contains information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers implement HIV programming for adolescents.

A greater understanding of HIV in high prevalence countries has increased awareness of the need to…

The starting point for this guideline is the point at which a woman has learnt that she is living with HIV, and it therefore covers key issues for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support for women living with HIV. As women living with HIV…

Building on the current progress, additional and continuous steps must be taken to ensure the sustainability of the HIV response; the tremendous gains of the past three decades are in danger of being lost as the window of opportunity to control the epidemic snaps closed. PEPFAR has responded to…

This note seeks to inform grants recipients or applicants who are preparing applications or reprogramming requests for submission to the Global Fund about key implementation considerations regarding HIVST and guide the inclusion of HIVST pilot programmes in reprogramming or new applications.

Angola has a generalized, heterosexually-driven HIV epidemic with an adult prevalence of 2.42 percent, according to 2014 estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS 2014a). The proportion of women receiving ART to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV has…

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education, less likely to be undernourished and less likely to marry as children. Yet girls…

The United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally builds on an existing foundation, abides by guiding principles and lessons learned, delineates achievable and sustainable objectives and actions for implementation, and provides for metrics to measure the…

To understand how HIV stigma operates and how it can be reduced, researchers need a standardised measurement framework. 

Stigma increases vulnerability to HIV infection and hampers prevention efforts. In 1987, the director of the WHO Global Programme on AIDS described HIV stigma as the ‘…

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,

The Pathways to High Adherence manual was designed for research teams that are involved in supporting adherence to use of antiretroviral-based vaginal rings in HIV prevention clinical trials. Much of the content is also applicable to clinical trials of other HIV prevention products,…

As part of its monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched a set of essential indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs. These outcome indicators reflect internationally accepted…

The 66th World Health Assembly, consisting of Ministers of Health of 194 Member States, adopted the WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 in May 2013.

The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It is based on a life-…

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) HIV treatment guidelines have been used by various countries to revise their national guidelines. Our study discusses the national policy response to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and quantifies delays in adopting the WHO…

The strategy positions the health sector response to sexually transmitted infection epidemics as critical to the achievement of universal health coverage – one of the key health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals identified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The…

The Demand Generation Implementation Kit (“I-Kit”) is a step-by-step guide to developing communication strategies to increase demand for nine priority commodities ranging across the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) spectrum, and provides cross-cutting tools, guidance and…

This publication contains practical steps needed to integrate measures on gender based violence into reproductive health facilities. It is also meant to help a wider range of readers to understand the connections between reproductive and sexual health and violence. While the Programme Guide is…

This guide is intended for program planners who design, implement, or make decisions about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs or projects. It provides guidelines for designing and making changes to their programs in ways that transform the gender norms and roles that contribute to the…

This document is intended for health facilities that want to measure the quality of care provided to female victims and survivors of sexual violence (women VSSV). It includes several instruments that, together with descriptions of three basic elements of health care, can provide reliable…

  1. Know the IHR; purpose, scope, principles and concepts

  2. Update national legislation

  3. Recognize shared realities and the need for collective defences

  4. Monitor and report on IHR…

Meeting the requirements in the IHR (2005) is a challenge that requires time, commitment and the willingness to change. This paper has been developed to guide WHO Member States and other countries that are parties to the Regulations in the…