This course, Population Analysis for Planners, focuses on using population information and analysis to develop, evaluate, and revise regional, district, and local development plans for multiple areas of concern, including education, health, housing, and community development. It assumes a limited knowledge of population analysis. Lessons provide background and techniques to use population information and demographic tools.
Programmatic mapping to determine the size and dynamics of sex work and injecting drug use in Mauritius
HIV in Mauritius is in a concentrated phase. Most HIV infection is among key populations (KPs) including female sex workers (FSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender sex workers (TGSW). The objective of this research was to use geographical mapping to determine the precise locations, typologies and population estimates of each KP in Mauritius. From May to July 2014 a programmatic mapping approach determined national estimates and information on the specific locations, “hotspots”, frequented by KPs in Mauritius.
Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
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 (SRH) social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs for urban adolescents aged 10 to 19. The I-Kit is designed to teach these essential SBCC elements and includes worksheets to illustrate each element and facilitate practical application.
The tool is divided into four parts:
HIV care and treatment is crucial for reaching global 90-90-90 targets. One approach is not sufficient. Considerations in planning and evaluating programs and services must include addressing stigma, location of services, populations most at risk, a mix of health service venues, and implications of gender.
The Incidence Patterns Model to Estimate the Distribution of New HIV Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa: Development and Validation of a Mathematical Model
Programmatic planning in HIV requires estimates of the distribution of new HIV infections according to identifiable characteristics of individuals. In sub-Saharan Africa, robust routine data sources and historical epidemiological observations are available to inform and validate such estimates.