| ||Applying the Care Delivery Value Chain: HIV and AIDS Care in Resource-poor Settings [PDF] |
The care delivery value chain (CDVC) is a framework that allows a systemic analysis of value creation across the myriad of activities that occur during the care of a patient for a specific medical condition.
This paper describes the care delivery value chain for HIV and AIDS care in resource poor settings.
Published by the Harvard Business School.
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| ||HIV and Infant Feeding [PDF] |
This new guidance on infant feeding in the context of HIV updates guidance previously published in 2006. It provides principles and recommendations for infant feeding in the current context of HIV where treatment is more available and a summary of the evidence.
Compiled by WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF and UNFPA and released in 2010, it differs from the previous recommendations in which health workers were expected to individually counsel all HIV-infected mothers about the various infant feeding options, and it was then for the mothers to decide between them. Where ARVs are available, mothers known to be HIV-infected are now recommended to breastfeed until 12 months of age.
The recommendation that replacement feeding should not be used unless it is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe remains, but the acronym is replaced by more common, everyday language and terms. Recognizing that ARVs will not be rolled out everywhere immediately, guidance is given on what to do in their absence.
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| ||UNAIDS Terminology Guidelines [PDF] |
These guidelines, compiled by UNAIDS, provide preferred terminology for use by those working in the global response to HIV. It is a living, evolving document that is reviewed on a regular basis. As language shapes beliefs and may influence behaviors, the use of appropriate language has the power to strengthen the global response to the epidemic.
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| ||Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming [PDF] |
The purpose of this guidance is to help PEPFAR country teams and implementing partners develop country operational plans and design programs that support vulnerable children in their contexts, align with known best practice, and incorporate potential innovation. It seeks to aid teams in identifying and implementing appropriate, evidence-based, and cost-effective activities that will maximize improvement in the well-being of vulnerable children in the epidemic and close gaps in past programming efforts. Importantly, the guidance clearly places the OVC programming within the HIV/AIDS continuum of response at the country level. This guidance outlines in general terms strategic, evidence-based interventions that PEPFAR OVC programs can consider implementing based on assessed context and need.
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PEPFAR Blueprint: for an AIDS Free Generation [PDF]
While we cannot gloss over the challenges of creating an AIDS-free generration, we have seen over the last decade that we can make great progress when we join together to tackle tough issues, underpinning our decision making with groundbreaking scientific advances that have brought the world to this point in the fight against AIDS. As evidenced by this blueprint, PEPFAR is doing, and will continue to do, its part.
This blueprint provides a strategic road map for saving even more lives and putting an AIDSfree generation within reach. The blueprint is PEPFAR’s contribution to the fight against AIDS. We call upon the
world to continue this journey with us. Through a truly global effort, we can achieve our shared goals.
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| ||Integrating Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Services: Health Workforce Considerations |
Governments and the international community are increasingly paying attention to evaluating health systems components as variables in integration approaches. Yet most of the evaluations of service integration models have virtually ignored the health worker as input to or output of integrated service delivery. This technical brief assesses the evidence on the role of health workers in the integration of family planning and HIV services and discusses key health worker considerations when integrating FP/HIV services, regardless of the integration model.
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| ||AIDSTAR-One |
AIDSTAR-One hosts a wide array of technical resources designed to assist public health practitioners in developing and implementing successful, evidence-informed HIV programs.
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| ||Global Health eLearning Center: PEPFAR Courses |
The goal of the PEPFAR eLearning initiative is to expand the reach, use, and usefulness of critical guidance through courses that combine technical content with program principles, best practices, and case studies. Courses provide concrete examples and stimulate thinking about ways the principles and best practices can be used to solve problems in the field. Each course is developed by a team of experts from PEPFAR agencies and implementing partners.Each course has a defined target audience, which may include both technical and programmatic staff from USG agencies as well as well as implementing partners, national HIV/AIDS program staff, and other in-country service providers and program managers. Either through a stand-alone course, in combination with one or more of the many other courses available on the Global Health eLearning Center, or as a blended training approach, the PEPFAR eLearning initiative provides users with a rich learning experience in a fast and efficient manner.