HIV and AIDS
A Fair Start For Every Child: How six governments in East Asia and the Pacific solved some of the most stubborn problems facing marginalized children (pdf)
This study aims to better understand the motivation, success factors, and challenges experienced by six countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region, who have made significant shifts in policies and programmes in order to reach the most disadvantaged and marginalized children. It reviews the success factors that enabled the leveraging of political will, resources and partnerships to achieve results in specific communities, and begin expanding to the rest of the country. It also reviews the strategies and actions taken, and documents lessons learned.
Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response (pdf)
This handbook was designed as a comic book aiming to simplify key questions about HIV terms, data and statistics for young people, young peer educators, young advocates, young people involved in HIV programming for young people, including those from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure.
Reimagine the Future: Innovation for every child (The State of the World's Children 2015 (pdf)
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights.
The digital report is a crowd-sourced compilation of stories and videos. It includes an interactive platform that maps innovations in countries all over the world, and invites users to put their own ideas ‘on the map’. It is available at http://sowc2015.unicef.org/
The State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers: Every Child Counts (pdf)
The report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many. It also notes that "being counted makes children visible, and this act of recognition makes it possible to address their needs and advance their rights." It adds that innovations in data collection, analysis and dissemination are making it possible to disaggregate data by such factors as location, wealth, sex, and ethnic or disability status, to include children who have been excluded or overlooked by broad averages.
2013 Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS (pdf)
This report is intended to inform the coordinated efforts of all stakeholders striving to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation, including donors, technical experts, United Nations organizations, implementing partners, civil society and communities in diverse settings worldwide. The involvement of adults and adolescents living with HIV is essential for the success of the strategies described in this report.
Lost in transitions: Current issues faced by adolescents living with HIV in Asia Pacific (pdf)
This report aims to document and capture the experiences of adolescents living with HIV as they disclose their HIV status, deal with life long antiretroviral treatment (ART), move from pediatric to adult health care services, navigate sexuality and relationships and build their independent lives.
Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific (pdf)
The guidance report is for national HIV and AIDS programme planners and managers and those working in local, national and international governmental and NGOs which commission, collect, and use data about young key populations to advocate for policies and funding for strengthening programme service delivery.
Elimination of New Paediatric HIV Infections and Congenital Syphilis in Asia-Pacific (pdf)
This Advocacy Toolkit is developed by the Asia Pacific UN PPTCT Task Force to galvanize in-country action to achieve elimination of new paediatric HIV infections and congenital syphilis in the Asia Pacific region.
Mapping of Social Protection Measures for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS in Asia Pacific (pdf)
This regional assessment reviews the extent to which children and households affected by HIV are being supported within existing national social protection frameworks in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Understanding the Focus on Young People from Key Affected Populations in Concentrated and Low Prevalence HIV Epidemics
These short course materials are designed for all government counterparts, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs working to support most at risk and vulnerable adolescents and young people in the areas of research, policy and programming and/or service provision.
Partnering with Religious Communities for Children (pdf)
The publication is primarily intended to strengthen those partnerships and make them even more effective as we work together to improve children’s lives. It provides valuable information about religious traditions, identifying the diversity of perspectives that often exist even within the same tradition.
Elimination of New Paediatric HIV Infections and Congenital Syphilis in Asia-Pacific (pdf)
This publication consisting of a) Conceptual Framework; and b) Monitoring and Evaluation guide is designed to provide the Asia Pacific region with a common, systematic approach to the elimination of new paediatric HIV infections and congenital syphilis, and improvement of maternal and child health and survival in the context of HIV/STIs.
Towards Eliminating New HIV Infections in Children and Congenital Syphilis in Asia-Pacific (pdf)
This reports documents the proceedings of the 8th Meeting of the Asia-Pacific UN Task Force for the Prevention of Parents-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 23-25 November 2010. This meeting was historic in its adoption of the goal of eliminating Parents-to-Child Transmission and congenital syphilis in the region by 2015.
This e-book 'Investing in Youth Policy' provides rationale for why youth policy is important and outlines elements to developing a youth policy, includinig the need to create policy that responds to the specific needs to young people most at risk of HIV.
Profiles in Equity: Better Practices for Women, Children and AIDS (pdf)
Gender and poverty are the themes that underpin many of the determinants of inequity within the AIDS response – and are some of the most reliable determinants of inequity across many measures of health and development. This publication aims to showcase some good practices
Assessment: Life-Skills Based Curriculum Project in Lao PDR (pdf)
The Assessment of the Life-Skills Based Curriculum Project in Lao PDR investigates the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students on reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and drugs.
Rapid Assessment: Most-At-Risk Adolescents and Young People to HIV in Laos (pdf)
This publication summarizes the findings of the preliminary investigation in relation to the behaviours, attitudes and social characteristics of adolescents and young people engaged in high-risk behaviour for HIV in Lao PDR.
Taking Evidence to Impact: Making a Difference for Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS (pdf)
HIV-affected children continue to face enormous challenges, including the burden of care for sick relatives, trauma from the loss of parents, economic distress due to declining household incomes and high health costs.
Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood (pdf)
The young women and men living with HIV today are the most visible evidence of the world’s failure to keep its promise to prevent HIV infection among young people and to empower them to protect themselves and live healthy, AIDS-free lives.
Together We Can: The Success of the Mingende Practice Model for Preventing Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV (pdf)
The report documents the Mingende practice model for preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) and analyses factors leading to the success of the PPTCT programme at the Mingenede Rural Hospital (MRH), Papua New Guinea.
I Feel I Can Never Get Infected, Understanding HIV and AIDS Risk and Vulnerability
UNICEF Pacific has supported the Governments of Kiribati, Vanuatu & Solomon Islands to produce baseline reports that provide data on the knowledge, attitudes & practices of most at risk and especially vulnerable adolescents and young people.
Leveraging ICT Effectively to Strengthen HIV Prevention for Newborns and Monitoring of Maternal and Child Health in Asia-Pacific (pdf)
This regional ICT assessment completed in 11 countries examines the current and potential use of ICT in strengthening the monitoring of PMTCT outcomes, primarily by addressing loss to follow-up in advancing the course towards elimination of paediatric HIV by 2015 or beyond.
Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report (pdf)
While children in general have benefited enormously from the substantial progress made in the AIDS responses, there are millions of women and children who have fallen through the cracks due to inequities rooted in gender, economic status, geographical location, education level and social status.
Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector (pdf)
This report shows tremendous progress in the global HIV/AIDS response. However, at least 5 million people living with HIV still do not have access to life-prolonging treatment and care. Prevention services fail to reach many in need. Governments and international partners must accelerate their efforts to achieve universal access to treatment.
Getting It Right: Case Studies on Paediatric HIV Treatment, Care and Support in Thailand and Cambodia (pdf)
This report presents two case studies on paediatric HIV programmes in Thailand and Cambodia that have yielded significant results for children. While essential ingredients of success have been identified, experiences and lessons learned in these two case studies may prove useful for others.
Access to Essential Needs and Services for Children: Orphans and Poverty Status (pdf)
This study examines the factors that are associated with access to basic material and education needs of orphaned and non-orphaned children in poverty situatuions in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report
The Fourth Stocktaking Report, produced by UNICEF, in partnership with UNAIDS, WHO and UNFPA, is an annual report that examines current knowledge on the global response for children, progress, emerging evidence and case studies of best practices as they related to four programme areas known as the "Four Ps". Download the Full Report and Summary (pdfs).
Regional Review: Buddhist Leadership Initiative (pdf)
"Regional Review: Buddhist Leadership Initiative" presents the synthesis of the review undertaken in the five countries (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam) and the impact of the BLI as a regional initiative. The report identifies achievements, and limitations of the BLI as well as lessons learnt.
HIV Counselling Resource Package
The HIV Counselling Resource Package is a modular, three-part resource and training package tailored to the sociocultural and epidemic contexts of the Asia Pacific region. This package focuses on meeting the specific needs of women, children and Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs) in vulnerable marginalized communities.