Implementation of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support Conventions and Declarations in Swaziland and Zambia
Protecting Africa’s future: Livelihood-based social protection for OVC in east and southern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and SAfAIDS, 2009
TB, once thought to be a disease of the past or at the very least a disease restricted to poor countries, has re-emerged as the greatest threat to people living with HIV (PLHIV). It now threatens to reverse the huge gains made in the HIV and AIDS arena over the past 25 years. The HIV epidemic is reviving an old problem in well-resourced countries and greatly worsening an existing problem in resource-poor countries. One of the greatest challenges confronting service providers is that the best available treatments are of limited efficacy and are reaching only a small fraction of people who need them. Universal access to effective TB treatment is unachievable with current tools.
Mainstreaming Gender in the Response to HIV: Info Pack 2, COGENHA/SAfAIDS, 2008
Infopack 2 outlines the basic concepts and issues related to gender, and offers practical hints for the effective integration of gender into policies and programmes. It discusses the importance of onsidering gender at all levels of HIV programme development, and highlights useful tools for mainstreaming gender in the design, implementation and evaluation of health and development nitiatives. Practical activities are outlined to assist readers to build their skills in the development of a gender policy to guide their organisation and its programmes.
Sub-Saharan Africa AIDS epidemic update Regional Summary: March 2008, UNAIDS/WHO
The scale and trends of the epidemics in the region vary considerably, with southern Africa most affected.1 In 2007, this subregion accounted for almost a third (32%) of all new HIV infections nd AIDS-related deaths globally, with national adult HIV prevalence exceeding 15% in eight countries in 2005 (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Nowhere else has national adult HIV prevalence reached such levels. However, there is evidence of slight eclines in the epidemics of some countries (notably Zimbabwe), while the epidemics in most of the rest of the subregion have either reached or are approaching a plateau (see Figure 1) Only in Mozambique have the latest HIV data (from 2005) shown an increase in prevalence over the revious surveillance data set.