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Monographs

  • This book represents the voice of project staff and local counterparts alike in telling the story of progress made in Latin America in forging national and local partnerships to promote sexual and reproductive health in the context of decentralization.
    English
    LAC_DEC.pdf
  • This collection of stories highlights HIV-related advocacy work in communities around the world. This manual begins a process of documenting HIV/AIDS policy advocacy stories as a means of preserving them and making them available to others as more and more people become involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy issues. In all, 16 advocacy organizations are profiled in "Moments in Time." Although the stories focus on HIV/AIDS, the advocacy models are applicable to other settings and other issues. In fact, the developments in HIV/AIDS advocacy over the past 20 years can be helpful to other advocacy issues, just as other advocacy issues have been instrumental in the development of HIV/AIDS advocacy.
    French
    MomentsFR.pdf
  • This collection of stories highlights HIV-related advocacy work in communities around the world. This manual begins a process of documenting HIV/AIDS policy advocacy stories as a means of preserving them and making them available to others as more and more people become involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy issues. In all, 16 advocacy organizations are profiled in "Moments in Time." Although the stories focus on HIV/AIDS, the advocacy models are applicable to other settings and other issues. In fact, the developments in HIV/AIDS advocacy over the past 20 years can be helpful to other advocacy issues, just as other advocacy issues have been instrumental in the development of HIV/AIDS advocacy.
    English
    MomentsFULL.pdf
  • This report reflects on the achievements and lessons learned from the POLICY II Project (20002006). POLICYs HIV activities are supported by the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). POLICYs HIV activities have been implemented through 27 country offices and four regional programs bringing the projects presence to over 30 countries around the world. POLICYs efforts have led to the adoption of 33 policies, plans, and strategies at national and regional levels; strengthened networks of people living with HIV in 11 countries and for the Asia and Pacific region; and more than 150 faith- and community-based groups mobilized through small grants to build local capacity to carry out HIV activities. This report higlights the achievements of the project in five key technical areas: policy formulation, leadership and advocacy, resources and data for decisionmaking, reducing vulnerablity, and multisectoral engagement.
    English
    HIVEOP.pdf.pdf
  • The success of family planning programs, continued growth in the number of women of reproductive age, and the growing response to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic are increasing demand for contraceptives, including condoms, worldwide. Countries are faced with the challenge of ensuring that this demand can be sustainably met. Financing is not keeping pace, while the problem is also often one of disruptions and vulnerabilities in the systems that need to work well, and work together, to ensure that supplies are available to people. SPARHCS - The Strategic Pathway to Reproductive Health Commodity Security - is a tool to help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programs. SPARHCS is meant to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to initiate at the country level concerted efforts toward the goal of reproductive health commodity security. It is not a roadmap, or a fixed process. SPARHCS can be customized to a country’s specific needs and resources. It can be used for contraceptives alone, for contraceptives and condoms for HIV/STI prevention, or for a still broader set of reproductive health supplies. (French)
    French
    SPARHCS_fre.pdf
  • The success of family planning programs, continued growth in the number of women of reproductive age, and the growing response to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic are increasing demand for contraceptives, including condoms, worldwide. Countries are faced with the challenge of ensuring that this demand can be sustainably met. Financing is not keeping pace, while the problem is also often one of disruptions and vulnerabilities in the systems that need to work well, and work together, to ensure that supplies are available to people. SPARHCS - The Strategic Pathway to Reproductive Health Commodity Security - is a tool to help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programs. SPARHCS is meant to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to initiate at the country level concerted efforts toward the goal of reproductive health commodity security. It is not a roadmap, or a fixed process. SPARHCS can be customized to a country’s specific needs and resources. It can be used for contraceptives alone, for contraceptives and condoms for HIV/STI prevention, or for a still broader set of reproductive health supplies.
    English
    SPARHCS.pdf
  • The success of family planning programs, continued growth in the number of women of reproductive age, and the growing response to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic are increasing demand for contraceptives, including condoms, worldwide. Countries are faced with the challenge of ensuring that this demand can be sustainably met. Financing is not keeping pace, while the problem is also often one of disruptions and vulnerabilities in the systems that need to work well, and work together, to ensure that supplies are available to people. SPARHCS - The Strategic Pathway to Reproductive Health Commodity Security - is a tool to help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programs. SPARHCS is meant to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to initiate at the country level concerted efforts toward the goal of reproductive health commodity security. It is not a roadmap, or a fixed process. SPARHCS can be customized to a country’s specific needs and resources. It can be used for contraceptives alone, for contraceptives and condoms for HIV/STI prevention, or for a still broader set of reproductive health supplies. (Spanish)
    Spanish
    SPARHCS_spa.pdf
  • This collection of stories highlights HIV-related advocacy work in communities around the world. This manual begins a process of documenting HIV/AIDS policy advocacy stories as a means of preserving them and making them available to others as more and more people become involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy issues. In all, 16 advocacy organizations are profiled in "Moments in Time." Although the stories focus on HIV/AIDS, the advocacy models are applicable to other settings and other issues. In fact, the developments in HIV/AIDS advocacy over the past 20 years can be helpful to other advocacy issues, just as other advocacy issues have been instrumental in the development of HIV/AIDS advocacy.
    Spanish
    MomentsSP.pdf
  • The following document was written by a team of leading economists and social scientists in response to the question, “What is the state of the art in the field of AIDS and economics”. This question was intentionally designed to provide authors with the ability to focus on the issues that they felt were most critical. As a result, each chapter represents a unique perspective on the question at hand.
    English
    SOTAecon.pdf
  • UNAIDS, USAID, and the POLICY Project developed the AIDS Program Effort Index (API) to measure program effort in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The index is designed to provide a current profile of national effort and a measure of change over time. The API was applied to 40 countries in 2000; a revised index was applied in 54 countries in early 2003. The results show that program effort is relatively high in the areas of political support, policies, and planning with average scores above 70 percent of the maximum effort. Prevention programs and the legal and regulatory environment are the next most highly rated components with scores between 60 and 70 percent. The human rights component received the lowest score. Respondents reported that legal structures are in place to protect human rights but that resources and enforcement efforts are lacking. Resource availability and mitigation effort also received low scores. By region, Eastern and Southern Africa has the highest overall scores. West and Central Africa and Asia also scored relatively high, with Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe somewhat lower. The average score for all countries increased slightly from 56 percent in 2000 to 59 percent in 2003. The largest increases were for political support, resources, and care and treatment. The API survey shows clearly that all countries have some organized effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Most countries have good policies and organizational structures in place. The weakest areas are in the implementation of the policies and plans. Countries with the strongest effort, such as Brazil, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda, all have strong political commitment and a national consensus that lead to significant effort to implement comprehensive programs.
    English
    API2003.pdf