Planning, Implementing and Monitoring Home-based HIV Testing and Counselling. A practical handbook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Home-based HIV testing and counselling (HBTC) refers to HIV testing and counselling (HTC) services conducted by trained HTC service providers in someone’s home. The main purpose of HBHTC is to bring HTC services to households, overcoming some of the barriers of access to testing services and providing testing to individuals who might not otherwise seek… Read more

Neil Squires (DFID) talking at ISNTD Coinfections meeting

This audio recording is of Dr. Neil Squires, Head of Profession for Health at DFID, talking at The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) Coinfections meeting in February 2013. The ISNTD Coinfections meeting was aiming for multidisciplinary progress in global healthcare by exploring the implications of coinfection between NTDs and other communicable diseases, and… Read more

Taking Action against HIV and AIDS in the UK Overseas Territories, End of Project Evaluation for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories

Evaluation findings include: Programme implementation was slower than anticipated. At Goal level Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV incidence rates remain low and have been sustained during the project. However, incidence was very low on commencement so it is difficult to attribute this to interventions. Higher level on-island inputs should have been provided in the… Read more

Female Condoms

This report is divided into the following sections: Who Uses the Female Condom? Typical users seem to vary in different countries and according to different studies. This section looks at different countries and identifies users and the reasons behind this. Is FC use correlated to HIV prevalence? Study results differ on whether they may be… Read more

Emerging Good Practices in Migration and HIV Programming in Southern Africa

A better understanding of the relationship between HIV and human mobility in southern Africa is essential for the development of appropriate measures for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support to reduce HIV vulnerability among host communities as well as migrant communities. The aim of this document was to identify, assess and document emerging best practices… Read more

Cost-Effectiveness of Regional HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Programme

This report sets out an assessment, so far as data allow, of the Regional HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) programme which supports three civil society organisations and their projects to: Reduce the spread of HIV in South Africa through health education and “edutainment” Increase knowledge and shift beliefs and behaviours towards behaviour likely… Read more

Female Injecting Drug Users and HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction

Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. The defining features are the focus on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself, and the focus on people who continue… Read more

International Health Partnership (IHP+) Country Health Sector Teams: Background Literature Review

HRC REPORT: This review outlines the current arrangements for country health sector teams in ten International Health Partnership countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria and Zambia. It provides a summary of good practice and effective national coordination in health and HIV/AIDS. The review draws on the National AIDS Councils/Commissions, explains Country… Read more

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