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Lesotho National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, 2006 - 2011

To effectively fulfil its mandate to co-ordinate the national response under the national strategic plan on AIDS 2006-2011, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) needs to understand the scope and effect of HIV and AIDS interventions in Lesotho. In order do this, a functional and robust M & E system needs to be in place. This document is the implementation plan of the national M & E framework to which all stakeholders have committed to using as part of the ‘three ones' principles

Lesotho National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2006 - 2011

The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Lesotho is of a mature pattern, with a high case-fatality ratio, large numbers of orphans and vulnerable children, increasing mother-to-child transmission, decreasing life expectancy, declining productivity, affecting the national economy and very high demands on the health care system. The prevalence of HIV in Lesotho is estimated at 23.2% of adult Basotho aged 15 to 49 years by 2005, translating to approximately 266, 000 adult men and women living with HIV infection. The prevalence is particularly high in urban areas at levels of 28.8% compared to 21.8% in the rural areas with a considerable variation in prevalence rates by district. The HIV prevalence is highest among the 15 to 49 years age-bracket and skewed towards women with 55% of diagnosed cases of HIV, and more among young women than young men of similar age with a ratio percentage of more than 60% to less than about 30% for young males.

HIV AND AIDS AND STI STRATEGIC PLAN 2000 - 2005

This document is a broad national strategic plan designed to guide the country' s response as a whole to the epidemic. It is not a plan for the health sector specifically, but a statement of intent for the country as a whole, both within and outside government. It is recognised that no single sector, ministry, department or organisation is by itself responsible for the addressing the HIV epidemic. It is envisaged that all government departments, organisations and stakeholders will use this document as the basis to develop their own strategic and operational plans so that all our initiatives as a country as a whole can be harmonised to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.

Lesotho National HIV and AIDS Policy

Lesotho has one of the highest HIV and AIDS infection and prevalence rates in the world. HIV and AIDS poses one of the greatest challenges for national development, and threatens the very survival of the nation and its attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This realisation caused His Majesty King Letsie III to declare HIV and AIDS a national disaster in the year 2000. The declaration was followed by the adoption of the first National Policy framework for the prevention of HIV and AIDS, as well as a National Strategic Plan for 2000/01-2003/04 in the same year. Based on the Joint Review of the national response and current developments, Government adopted this updated National HIV and AIDS Policy document.

HIV and AIDS and STI Strategic Plan 2007-2011

The HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 flows from the National Strategic Plan of 2000-2005 as well as the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment. It represents the country's multisectoral response to the challenge with HIV infection and the wide-ranging impacts of AIDS

National HIV and AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Plan - 2006 - 20011

To effectively fulfil its mandate to co-ordinate the national response under the national strategic plan on AIDS 2006-2011, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) needs to understand the scope and effect of HIV and AIDS interventions in Lesotho. In order do this, a functional and robust M & E system needs to be in place. This document is the  implementation plan of the national M & E framework to which all stakeholders have committed to using as part of the ‘three ones' principles

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