Resource Library

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For General Healthcare Settings in West Africa: Four Keys to Infection Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015

Healthcare workers can use this guidance to develop and implement an infection control plan to prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in healthcare facilities.

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Ebola Preparedness Implementation Kit

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) , 2015

This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides national and local stakeholders, as well as program managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, practical and timely communication for responding to the threat of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. 

The I-Kit guides countries in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and risk communication activity planning, including communication plan development for every stage of an Ebola response. For any country facing a major health crisis, national preparedness plans need to include and support communication efforts. Integration of communication into the preparedness agenda from the outset ensures that preparedness communication is harmonized, relevant, timely, financially supported and aligned among all of the preparedness technical teams. Robust national communication preparedness plans maximize the effectiveness of Ebola communication and equip communication trainers and experts with a common set of tools and modules.

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Guidelines for conducting HIV surveillance among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics based on routine programme data

World Health Organization, 2015

This document describes how routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme data can be used to conduct HIV surveillance among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC).

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

World Health Organization, 2015

The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.

In addition, this document provides a new recommendation to support HTS by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing, and outlines focused and strategic approaches to HTS that are needed to support the new UN 90–90–90 global HIV targets – the first target being diagnosis of 90% of people with HIV. Moreover, this guidance will assist national programme managers and service providers, including those from community-based programmes, in planning for and implementing HTS.

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Sierra Leone National Roadmap on Integrated Waste Management

Ministry of Health and Sanitation, 2015

The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, launched the “Keep Sierra Leone Clean, Play your Role for Change” initiative and produced an integrated national waste management policy and strategic plan. The overall aim of Sierra Leone’s waste management policy and related initiatives is to create a clean and healthy environment that is free from biological, chemical, and physical hazards posed by waste generated from communities, health facilities, industries, and other sources.

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National Ebola Recovery Strategy for Sierra Leone (2015-2017)

Government of Sierra Leone, 2015

This 24-month recovery plan focuses on three sequential steps in Sierra Leone: (1) getting to and maintaining zero cases, (2) implementing immediate recovery priorities, with a special focus on restoring access to basic healthcare, reopening and running of schools in a healthy environment, providing social protection support, and revamping the private sector, including agriculture activities; and (3) transitioning back into the Agenda for Prosperity plan.

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Sierra Leone Basic Package of Essential Health Services (2015-2020)

Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, 2015

The Basic Package of Essential Health Services provides a framework and guiding document for improving health service delivery in Sierra Leone. It represents a commitment from the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to ensure that a basic level of essential health care service delivery is available to its people.

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Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), 2015

The Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit (I-Kit) takes you through each step of the resource mobilization process, from the fundamental elements of a strategic plan, as the source of new business opportunities, to the detailed phases of drafting a proposal for a donor, writing a business plan and preparing some smaller business development documents, such as a business opportunity brief.

While the primary audience for this HC3 Project I-Kit is social behavior change communication (SBCC) practitioners and organizations with a strong focus on SBCC, the implementation kit includes definitions, templates, and resources that may be reviewed and adapted. 

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Plan Stratégique National de Lutte Contre le Sida (2014-2017)

Programme National Multisectoriel de Lutte contre le Sida (PNMLS), 2014

Le Plan Stratégique National de lutte contre le sida 2014 – 2017 est élaboré dans un contexte international d’espoir de la fin de l’épidémie à l’horizon avec la réduction importante de nombre des nouvelles infections au VIH. La République Démocratique du Congo voudrait par ce plan renforcer les acquis de la réponse nationale et passer à l’échelle de ses interventions dans le cadre de sa vision vers un Congo sans sida. C’est dans ce cadre qu’un processus fortement participatif et inclusif a procédé à la revu de performance du Programme sida et qui a conduit à l’élaboration du nouveau Plan Stratégique prenant en compte l’orientation du cadre d’investissement.

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National HIV & AIDS Strategic Plan (2015-2020)

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2014

This national strategic plan focuses on preventing new HIV infections in Liberia in order to maintain a low HIV prevalence in the next six years. The plan aims to reduce new HIV infections by 50% by 2020; intensify the provision of quality and accessible HIV prevention information and services for key populations; and also accelerate actions to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2020, including placing positive mothers on lifelong antiretroviral therapy (Option B+) as the preferred regime of treatment for HIV positive pregnant women.

The Government of Liberia remains committed to the international obligations as enshrined in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV, the Universal Access and UNAIDS Three Zeros: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero new AIDS related deaths.