HIV Mainstreaming, Gender and MDGs

HIV, the Millennium Development Goals and development planning
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National HIV responses have proven to be most successful when they have moved beyond addressing HIV as only a health concern, and involved a wider range of sectors and stakeholders. UNDP helps countries to mainstream attention to HIV and health into action on gender equality, poverty reduction and the broader efforts to achieve and sustain the Millennium Development Goals.  This includes working with countries to understand the social and economic factors that play a crucial role in impacting health, and promoting specific action on the needs and rights of women and girls as they relate to HIV.

Understanding and acting on critical enablers and development synergies for strategic investments

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The AIDS response needs a people-centred investment approach so that returns are maximized. For the response, the returns are clear - zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. AIDS-related investments must be smart and produce results for people; results that matter – lives saved, keeping people from acquiring HIV infection, keeping people alive and keeping people and families healthy and productive.

Understanding and acting on critical enablers and development synergies for strategic investments

HIV and Social Portection Guidance Note

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This guidance note summarises information on HIV-sensitive social protection, sets out key principles to provide a strong foundation for programming, and describes the potential of social protection to advance HIV prevention, treatment, care and support outcomes. This brief also presents case studies illustrating how HIV-sensitive social protection is working on the ground.

HIV and Social Portection Guidance Note
In Focus
Mainstreaming HIV and Gender into Environmental Impact Assessment

Infrastructure development in east and southern Africa is critical for the region’s development. But, often, it is the poorest and most marginalized who face the negative consequences of such large projects without realizing a proportional set of benefits