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National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004: Changes and challenges
By Commonwealth of Australia, 2000
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 builds on an important foundation established under previous HIV/AIDS Strategies - the partnership between and with affected communities, governments at all levels, and medical, scientific and healthcare professionals.
The Strategy recognises the importance of establishing and maintaining operational links with other national population health strategies and is situated within a broader communicable diseases framework. It is the links between and the integration of these responses that will ensure both sustainability and maximum population health benefit.
The Strategy has been drafted to operate as a flexible framework for responding to the challenges it identifies as well as others that will undoubtably emerge during its five year term. The Strategy expresses a commitment by the nation to the pursuit of two goals, namely:
to eliminate the transmission of HIV; and to minimise the personal and social impacts of HIV infection.
The National Policy on HIV/AIDS and STD
Four Cross-cutting and priority issues is given emphasis. These are human rights, gender, behaviour and information, education and communication (IEC).
Strategic Plan of the National AIDS Programme 1997-2002
In five year's time, the Bangladesh National AIDS Programme should contribute to:
The understanding by everyone that the HIV epidemic affects everyone and how it is and it is not transmitted.
All sectors of society joining hands to combat the spread and impact of HIV and controlling an epidemic.
People with HIV living and dying with dignity, amongst family and friends, without discrimination and stigma.
Society respecting the equitable right to life, information and health care; working to alleviate conditions which render an individual's health dependent on others; to include promoting economic and social independence for all.
Draft National Policy on HIV/AIDS for the Education Sector
Prepared by the Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture, and the
Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Employment Creation of the Government of Namibia
Policy on HIV/AIDS of the University of Namibia
The University’s HIV/AIDS Policy supports the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS- Medium Term Plan II 1999-2004 and the recent Namibian HIV/AIDS Charter of Rights. The Human Rights provisions contained in the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia provide the overall normative framework for policy.
Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998
The Philippines have begun HIV/AIDS prevention programs in 1998 with the signature and adoption of the "Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998." This act includes, the education of HIV/AIDS in the curricula of both private and public schools in the intermediate grades, secondary and tertiary levels. The instruction of HIV/AIDS in schools may not be used as an excuse to publicize birth control, or the sale or distribution of birth control devices, since the Catholic Church in the Philippines is against “artificial means of birth control”. Health practitioners will provide information on HIV/AIDS to work places, tourists and transients, and to local communities. In addition, the state must provide anonymous HIV testing.
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