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HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011-2015

The NHS is a five year plan (2011-2015) describing Papua New Guinea response to the HIV epidemic.
Lessons learnt in the last 15 years
  • Trend of the epidemic
  • Our priority areas
  • Our strategies or measures for interventions
  • Ensure proper monitoring and evaluations of interventions
  • Collaborating with the Partners in the response
What is the goal of NHS?
The overarching goal:
To reduce the transmission of HIV and other STIs and minimize their impact on the individuals, Families and communities
The NHS is divided into 3 main parts
NHS 2011-2015
The detailed document that explains the strategies and the priority areas in the response it gives us a picture of what is happening and where to place our emphasis.
NHS Implementation Frame work
This large document list main activities for each of the strategies. It is also sets the target for our work. The NHS Implementation Framework also suggests who will be responsible for those activities.
NHS Monitoring and Evaluation framework
This document provides indicators for the response. It is a checklist for users of the NHS and the Implementation Framework. It makes it easier for M&E Officers and Project Managers to check against their activities and ensure activities are aligned to NHS.
The Top Ten priorities
Top Ten priorities include:
Priority Area I: Prevention
  • Multiple Sex Partners
  • More risk groups ( Key Affected Population)
  • Condom use both male and female
  • Gender based Violence
  • Prevention of Parent to child transmission 
Priority Area II: Counseling, testing, treatment, care and support
  • Increase availability of testing
  • Increase access to treatment
Priority Area III: Systems strengthening
  • Improve surveillance
  • Capacity building for organizations
  • Strengthen NACS and PACs
  • In the last five years we have made good progress against HIV and AIDS in many years. However, we need to do much more of what we know works well. Many communities still need help and services of HIV and AIDS.
Some of the key areas includes
  • Prevention;
  • Counseling, Care, treatment and support;
  • Dealing with gender equality and violence against women and girls;
  • Involving people living with HIV;
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination;
  • Strengthening people, communities and organization working in HIV prevention, treatment and care;
  • Improving our understanding of the epidemic and how our projects are working;
  • Mobilizing leaders; and
  • Improving coordination of services and activities, especially in the provinces.
PNG’s epidemic Trend
In December 2009…
  • Almost 1% of our 15-49 year old population were living with the HIV
  • 34,000 adults and children were living with the virus
  • An estimated 1300 people died from AIDS in 2009
  • Over 70,000 STI cases were recorded in 2009
  • The epidemic still growing but it is slower than five years ago
Our Successes
  • 8 million condoms distributed
  • 123,000 HIV blood tests
  • 251 places where you can get an HIV test
  • 178 places where someone can get HIV treatment
  • HIV treatment for 75% of the people who needed it
Who is NHS for?
The NHS is for everyone who works in HIV and AIDS. There is a user guide available to ensure it is user friendly to all and especially implementers of HIV and AIDS programs in PNG. It is applicable but not limited to;
 All NGOs, community organization, Government departments, churches and business who work (or plan to work) on HIV and AIDS and STIs must use NHS to:
  • Plan activities
  • Decide where to work
  • Decide who to work with
  • Report information to their PAC and NACS
  • The PAC will coordinate HIV and AIDS work in the province. NACS will coordinate and monitor the NHS at the National Level
The Guiding Principles of the NHS
The principles behind the NHS are very important. All the strategies and activities in the NHS were based on these principles. They were agreed through wide consultation. Projects, proposals and activities should always follow the guiding principles;
  • Human Rights are respected
  • Gender needs and gender equality are included in all activities
  • Involvement of people living with the HIV
  • Community Participation and mobilization
  • Empowerment
  • Leadership
  • Priorities will be based on evidence
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Flexibility
  • Honesty
  • Strengthening people’s systems and organization
  • Partnership
  • Self reliance
  • One national plan

3 Main NHS Documents

National HIV and AIDS Strategy

Implementation Framework

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

User Guide (Tokpisin)

User Guide (English)