Publications - Released in 2016
The universal 2015 Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic along with tuberculosis, hepatitis and other communicable diseases. Though the adult HIV prevalence is low in the WHO South-East Asia Region, prevalence among key populations (KPs) is high. Chronic viral hepatitis is 30 times more prevalent than HIV while prevalence of sextually transmitted infections (STIs) among KPs is high in some Member States. Ending epidemics necessitates a “data revolution”, which encompasses better-quality, local, real-time, granular and disaggregated data to be made available to design and support a sustainable response that ensures no one is left behind. This workshop was held to discuss how to strengthen the strategic information about HIV, viral hepatitis and STI programmes for evidence-based decision-making at the policy and programmatic levels.
As countries move towards ending the HIV, STI and hepatitis epidemics, there are increasing needs and opportunities for strengthening the use of strategic information for these programmes.
- WHO, Regional Office for South-East Asia