Samoa

Samoa Global AIDS Response Progress Report 2015

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In this reporting round to Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting, Samoa’s country report covers the period of January-December 2014. This is the 4th time Samoa has submitted an overarching report and to this global mechanism, so as to show support towards our Global fight to ending further transmission of HIV and AIDS globally, thus saving more lives.

Samoa Global AIDS Response Progress Report 2016

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The first case of HIV recorded in Samoa was in 1990. Since then, 24 cumulative cases have been reported. Currently there are 11 living cases of HIV. Though this is a low prevalence, low testing rates (4-5%) indicate that there are many more cases likely undetected.

Fact Sheet - Samoa DHS - MICS 2019-20

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This publication is the first of a series of Samoa Demographic and Health Survey Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS MICS) 2019 20 reports to be published from the dataset of the DHS MICS 2019-20.

HIV and AIDS Policy 2011-2016: Samoa

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The overall goal of the National Policy on HIV/AIDS is to provide for a framework for leadership and coordination of the National multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This includes formulation, by all sectors, of appropriate interventions which will be effective in preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, protecting and supporting vulnerable groups, mitigating the social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls: A Snapshot of Responses from Nine National Human Rights

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The snapshot does not intend to be an analysis of issues for women and girls relating to COVID-19. Rather it is an account of the responses of courageous human rights workers from nine national human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific Region, who have highlighted some of the issues that women and girls are facing in their countries and how they, and their institutions, are responding to these issues. It is hoped that, by sharing these case studies, the challenges, tools and strategies for responding to, and supporting recovery from COVID-19, may also be shared.

An Overview of the Legal Environments for the HIV Response in Participant Countries: Consultant Desk Review

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In preparation for the UNAIDS Pacific Consultation on Legal and Policy Barriers to Accessing HIV Services for PLHIV and Key Affected Populations held in Nadi, Fiji from 17-19 April 2013, the author was commissioned as a consultant to conduct a desk review of the available national laws and legislative policies impacting HIV responses in the participant countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Pacific Consultation on Legal and Policy Barriers to Accessing HIV Services for PLHIV and Key Affected Populations

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The primary purpose of undertaking this seven-country consultation meeting in April 2013 was to identify the national laws and policies which need review and/or reform, or other programme initiatives which will increase access to rights-respecting HIV services by eliminating real or perceived impediments to delivery of equitable health services to all individuals and communities.

Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme: Annual Results Report 2018

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This was the first year of the new funding cycle for the Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/tuberculosis (TB) Programme. The three-year (2018-2020) US$11,368,713 programme is supported by the Global Fund and aims to strengthen control of HIV and TB in 11 Pacific island countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The United Nations Development Programme is the programme’s Principal Recipient.