Having graduated to lower-middle-income country status, and having a low national HIV prevalence, HIV program leaders in Lao PDR have begun discussions to transition from external donor funding to self-reliance for the national HIV response. This roadmap was developed to guide that process, based on findings from a companion document on transition readiness assessment. The roadmap examines 10 priority challenges the country must overcome during its journey to self-reliance. It also provides a set of mitigating actions for each challenge and consequent implementation steps that will help the country transition smoothly toward its ambitious goals while protecting the significant gains it has made as a result of past investments—particularly in addressing HIV among key populations, ensuring continuity of services to people living with HIV, and continuously reducing onward transmission of HIV.
Health Policy Plus and the Center for HIV/AIDS and STI. 2019. Roadmap for Transition to Self-Reliance of Lao PDR’s National HIV Response. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus; Lao PDR: Center for HIV/AIDS and STI, Lao PDR Ministry of Health.
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