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Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07

The 2006-07 Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey (SDHS) was implemented by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in order to provide the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), other Government of Swaziland institutions, and agencies working in the health and social services arena with the information needed to plan and monitor programmes. The SDHS was the first survey to be conducted in Swaziland under the auspices of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys programme. This report, which presents key findings from the SDHS, is intended to provide policy makers and programme managers with a first glimpse of the survey results. A more comprehensive and detailed report is scheduled for late 2007.

National Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Policy June 2006

To date, the national response to HIV and AIDS has been guided by the health sector policy document on HIV and AIDS and STD Prevention and Control of 1998. This policy focused primarily on the health sector response to the epidemic. It is now an accepted principle that HIV and AIDS is not just a health issue but a major development concern, reversing the development gains achieved by the country over the past 30 years. In view of the need to involve all stakeholders in the national response the country has adopted the multisectoral approach in responding to HIV and AIDS.

 

Government has further established the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) to coordinate and facilitate the national multisectoral response to the epidemic. The country's response is further guided by the international principles of the "Three Ones": one Coordinating Body, one Strategic Plan and one Monitoring and Evaluation framework. Alignment to these principles has galvanised stronger

partnerships in the response.

2nd National Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2006 - 2008: Executive Summary

While this plan builds on the achievements of the past it also calls for up-scaling an intensification of the response as well as implementation of a comprehensive and truly multisectoral response.

 

The plan addresses strategies under four thematic areas namely; Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment, Impact Mitigation and Management of the national response. Under each thematic area, the plan presents the strategic issues, objectives, strategies and core indicators. The plan designates an urgent priority response agenda and a comprehensive response agenda

2nd National Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2006 - 2008

The national response has gone through five planning cycles since the AIDS epidemic emerged in the country. Every successive plan has to some degree represented an expansion of the response in line with growth and development of the epidemic in the country and introduction of new response tools by the international community. Because of the extensive nature of the epidemic, this plan seeks to contribute towards achievement of the vision to halt and reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the country by 2015.

 

This plan shall contribute to the attainment of this vision by reducing new HIV infections, morbidity and mortality as well as by mitigating the socio-economic impact of the epidemic, creating an enabling environment for the national response and tracking implementation of the response. While this plan builds on the achievements of the past it also calls for up-scaling an intensification of the response as well as implementation of a comprehensive and truly multisectoral response. The plan addresses strategies under four thematic areas namely; Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment, Impact Mitigation and Management of the national response. Under each thematic area, the plan designates an agenda for urgent and priority issues.

Botswana National Policy on HIV and AIDS, 1998

The HIV and AIDS epidemic is one of the most important current global socio-economic and development problems. Unprecedented partnerships have been formed between countries, organisations/ groups and individuals in the attempt to halt the spread of the Human Imrnuno-deficiency virus, and provide care for those who are affected.

Botswana National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework, 2003 - 2009

Botswana's National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework 2003-2009 represents a departure from the past and into new ways of thinking and acting in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It takes the experience of building multi-sectoral responses to HIV/AIDS, both here in Botswana and internationally, and moulds them into an aggressive, forward-looking framework with the central aim of ensuring and driving implementation. This departure, this new thinking, is absolutely critical for Botswana, as it presents a crucial and definitive opportunity to radically address the epidemic and avert what is already becoming a national catastrophe. Botswana can be seen as a leader in efforts to combat the epidemic and there is no other option but success. It must be remembered by all that what is done here will serve as the foundation of a renewed and aggressive response to the epidemic in the sub-region, the continent, and beyond.
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