Frequently Asked Questions — The Global AIDS Monitoring 2017. UNAIDS. (2017)


This document provides answers to questions that have been received frequently from UN staff, their national counterparts, and the global reporting focal points.


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Keywords: HIV, AIDS, NCPI, funding matrix, GAM tool, spectrum



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Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16. Ministry of Health and Sports - MoHS Myanmar and ICF. (2017)


The 2015-16 MDHS is a national sample survey that provides up-to-date information on fertility levels; marriage; fertility preferences; awareness and use of family planning methods; child feeding practices; nutrition; adult and childhood mortality; awareness and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS; women’s empowerment; and domestic violence. The target groups were women and men age 15-49 residing in randomly selected households across the country. In addition to national estimates, the report provides estimates of key indicators for both urban and rural areas in Myanmar and also for the 15 states and regions.


Keywords: HIV/AIDS, DHS, antenatal care, breastfeeding, testing, women, violence 

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- Myanmar 2015-16 DHS - Final Report

- Myanmar 2015-16 DHS - Key Findings

- Myanmar 2015-16 DHS - Wall Chart

- Myanmar 2015-16 DHS - Infographic 

- Myanmar 2015-16 DHS - Frequently Asked Questions 

Ethics Guidance for the Implementation of the TB Strategy. WHO. (2017)


The World Health Organization End TB Strategy is fully aligned with the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Both require due attention to equity, human rights and ethics. In fact, “protecting human rights, ethics and equity” is one of the four key principles of the WHO End TB Strategy. The SDG agenda itself is inspired by a simple motto: “Leave no one behind”. Ensuring that these essential principles guide the implementation of the End TB Strategy is a must, especially when tuberculosis (TB) is rampant among the most vulnerable and marginalized populations everywhere in the world.

Keywords: human rights, care and prevention, treatment, children, prisoners, migrants, health care


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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2016. United Nations. (2017)


The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the United Nations, has called on governments worldwide to implement gender sensitive drug programs and facilitate greater access to treatment to coordinate and reduce the growing problems of drug abuse among women.


The Report highlights the major developments in the use of amphetamines in Australia and the trafficking through the Pacific countries to Australia, including Fiji as a transit country. 

Keywords: HIV, drugs, women, gender, treatment, stigma


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PrEParing Asia: A Year After. APCOM. (2017)


APCOM’s new report “PrEParing Asia: A Year After” outlines the activities that have been ongoing within these eight countries, while also documenting the progressive steps taken in several additional countries within the region. Malaysia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos have conducted a country consultation or a smaller technical group discussion. Vietnam and the Philippines will soon launch the dissemination pilot project.


Keywords: HIV, PrEP, MSM, prevention, awareness, key populations


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“The Time Has Come” – Annex: Reaching Out to Female Partners of Men Who have Sex with Men. UNDP and WHO. (2016)


“The Time Has Come” – Annex: Reaching out to female partners of men who have sex with men is a training module for health care providers to address intimate partner transmission of HIV between men who have sex with men (MSM) and their female partners in Asia and the Pacific. It looks at the types of approaches and strategies that could be used in different health care settings to reach MSM as well as their female partners with information, services and referrals.

Keywords: HIV, MSM, intimate partner, health care


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Human Development Report 2016. UNDP. (2017)


In past decades, there has been significant gains in human development levels in almost every country; but millions of people have not benefited from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The Human Development Report 2016 ’Human Development for Everyone’ looks into these two questions. It identifies recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others and identifies deep-rooted, and often unmeasured, barriers to development.


The report also looks to what societies should do to advance human development for everyone. It sets forward policy recommendations at the national level and also looks at ways in which the global development landscape could be made more effective in the fight to leave no one behind and achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


Keywords: SDGs, gender, health, discrimination, data


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Getting to Zero — Global Social Work Responds to HIV. International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and UNAIDS. (2017)


The report brings together 18 different contributions on the response to HIV from countries as diverse as Brazil, Ethiopia, the United States of America and Zimbabwe. AIDS is as much a social challenge as a medical challenge, and social workers have been part of the response to HIV since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The contributions describe the innovative work of social workers around the world, which can be adapted to other countries and communities towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, deaths, policy, response, zero discrimination, new infections 


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Technical Considerations and Case Definitions to Improve Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis - Technical Report. WHO. (2016)


Many countries do not have the epidemiological information needed to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and update national strategies for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis. The technical aspects associated with viral hepatitis surveillance are perceived as complex, and little guidance is available. In the absence of a sound evidence base, viral hepatitis remains a silent epidemic. Tools are available, however, to optimize surveillance and generate information that can effectively direct prevention, control and treatment policies.

Keywords: HIV, HBV and HCV infections, hepatitis, epidemiology

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Combating Hepatitis B and C to Reach Elimination by 2030 - Advocacy Brief. WHO. (2016)


In 2013, viral hepatitis was a leading cause of death worldwide (1.46 million deaths, a toll higher than that from HIV, tuberculosis or malaria, and on the increase since 1990). More than 90% of this burden is due to the sequelae of infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Prevention can reduce the rate of new infections, but the number of those already infected would remain high for a generation. In the absence of additional efforts, 19 million hepatitis-related deaths are anticipated from 2015 to 2030. Treatment now can prevent deaths in the short- and medium term. 

Keywords: HIV, hepatitis B and C, treatment, prevention, testing

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