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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…

April 12, 2018

UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men,…

Zero Discrimination Day is a commemorated each year across the globe on 1 March. This year, UNAIDS highlighted the right of everyone to be free from discrimination. No one should ever be discriminated against because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual…

This guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health.

Building on reviews of male engagement strategies for family planning, the…

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,…

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 (…

OVERVIEW

Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, partners in…

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…

Use this interactive map to connect with other programs implementing HIPs and to learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Developed with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, the map includes any relevant…

The idea of universal health coverage (UHC) as a goal of health policy has gained wide acceptance at country and global levels. UHC is now a fixture of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. Under Goal 3 of the SDGs, the “health…

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…

Donors and country health planners need to compare the performance of country health systems to make informed investments and decisions, and until now, there were no global tools available to make these comparisons. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID's) Health System…

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 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 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…

Gender and sexuality are cross cutting factors in the transmission of HIV and the care and support of those infected and affected. Based on seminars and field…

This Orientation Guide has two overarching goals: promoting gender equity for its own sake, and using gender equitable approaches to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Intended as a tool for program designers and planners, program managers and policymakers, as well as NGOs and…

These job aids provide guidance to health promoters in-country on how to carry out targeted Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) awareness and advocacy meetings with local leaders, religious leaders, and famous influential people in the community.

The AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) was developed to provide countries with a standardized tool to obtain indicators for effective monitoring of national HIV/AIDS programs.

The design for the AIS was guided by the need to have a survey protocol that will provide, in a timely fashion and at a…

The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance,…

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…

The sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people are a pressing concern everywhere in the world. The world’s 1.2 billion adolescents  aged 10–19 account for 18% of the global population. While their situation differs across regions and countries, adolescents…

Education on sexuality and HIV can help adolescents develop the capacity for healthy, respectful relationships and protect themselves from unwanted and unsafe sex, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Although curricula that emphasize gender and power issues have been…