|Title:||HIV prevention and control : Report of the twenty-second Meeting of National AIDS Programme Managers, Yangon, MMR, 10-12 Sep 2012|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||Despite progress in terms of HIV prevention interventions and access to antiretroviral therapy in the Member States of the South-East Asia Region, significant challenges remain for sustainable HIV prevention and control programmes. Gains over the past three decades have been threatened by dwindling donor interests and resources. There is need for sustaining and accelerating the prevention and treatment efforts to achieve the goals and objectives that WHO and the Member States in our Region have agreed to when they endorsed the Regional Strategy on Health Sector Response to HIV in September 2011. Key affected populations that drive the epidemic in the Region still remain vulnerable to infection and face stigma and discrimination that impede access to prevention, care and treatment services. The biennial national AIDS programme managers' meeting provides the platform for countries to share and exchange information and learn from each other. It provides an opportunity for WHO regional and country offices to harmonize and align as well as technical support needs for effective and efficient support to Member States as well as for horizontal collaboration. The meeting discussed various issues including advances made at national and regional levels, and also progressed further in identification of required regional support to Member States.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-AIDS-192|
|Appears in Collections:||Meeting Reports|
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