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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.

 

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