The UN Package of Support to QC includes:
1 Investment Planning, Donors Forum, and Partnership Forum so that QC’s investment needs on HIV are identified and updated, financing options identified, resources are mobilized and resource gaps are closed, and partnerships enhanced;
2 Progress Review and Strategic Planning Workshop (PIR), Development of monitoring tools and database so that QC’s HIV program progress are monitored and key interventions enhanced
3 Review and amendment of HIV ordinance to ensure QC’s policy on AIDS is enhanced and relevant to emerging epidemic
4 Production of strategic information specifically epidemiological data, estimates, and projections through Geographical and programmatic mapping, Population estimates and projections, In-depth analysis of surveillance data, Strategic communication through website and social media, and Dissemination forums.
.5 Introduction or pilot testing of best practices or innovative solutions to HIV prevention program specifically iReport (iMonitor mobile application) and Community-based HIV testing to ensure QC HIV program are accelerated and quality assured.
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Standing from left
Dr. Verdades Linga, City Health Officer, QC Health Department
Hon. Bayani Hipol - City Councilor - District 4
Hon. Gian Sotto - City Councilor - District 3
Hon. Godofredo Liban Sr. - City Councilor - District 2
Vice Mayor Josefina Joy Belmonte
Hon Alan Francisco - City Councilor - District 5
Mr. Zimmbodilion Mosende - UNAIDS Strategic Information Adviser
Mayor Herbert Bautista - City Mayor
Ms. Teresita Marie Bagasao - UNAIDS Country Director
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The government group reviewing the national commitments and policy instruments (NCPI) on HIV.
* Guidelines: Construction of Core Indicators for monitoring the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
* Download summary of indicators
* Frequently Asked Questions
National HIV Surveillance (AIDS Registry, IHBSS)
2010 UNGASS Reporting: FAQs
2008 UA Report
2008 Philippine Progress Report
2006 Philippine Progress Report
2004 Philippine Progress Report
The National Monitoring and Evaluation ( M&E ) System
Other M&E References
For more information, contact: Mr. Zimmbodilion Mosende, UNAIDS M&E Adviser, email: email@example.com
To keep track of the epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, the DOH maintained a passive surveillance system, the AIDS Registry. The registry continuously logs Western blot-confirmed HIV cases reported by hospitals, laboratories, blood banks, and clinics. Unfortunately, the number of subjects tested by year cannot be ascertained and, therefore, rates cannot be calculated. Likewise, data input into the registry is limited, because mandatory HIV testing is prohibited by Philippine laws, and voluntary counseling-and-testing services for HIV is limited. Thus, the registry may not be fully sensitive to capturing potential HIV cases.
Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS)
In 2004, the NEC of the Department of Health and Family Health International undertook an evaluation of the current HIV surveillance system and made recommendations for adopting new methodologies and questionnaires to improve the capacity of the system to detect emerging localized epidemics and measure behaviors that put populations at risk for HIV transmission. The recommendations were accepted and the revised Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS) system was implemented in 2005.
The overall purpose of the Philippines integrated HIV and behavioral surveillance system is to provide data to improve the country response to the epidemic with the following specific objectives:
• Quantifying the magnitude of HIV infection
• Understanding how HIV is spreading - or might potentially spread
• Assisting in HIV/AIDS program planning
• Advocating for prevention and care services
• Aiding in program evaluation
Download: 2005 IHBSS Report | 2007 IHBSS Report | 2009 IHBSS Report
National Epidemiology Center
The National Epidemiology Center (NEC), managing AIDS Registry and IHBSS, is tasked to develop and evaluate surveillance systems and other health information systems: collect, analyze and disseminate reliable and timely information on the health status; investigate disease outbreak and other threats to public health, network of public health laboratories in support of epidemiological and surveillance activities.
- 2011-2016 Results Matrix and UA Targets
- 2011-2016 AIDS Medium Term Plan (AMTP5) - National Strategic Plan
- 2005-2010 AIDS Medium Term Plan (AMTP4) - National Strategic Plan
- 2009-2010 Operational Plan (AMTP4)
- 2010 UA Targets
ONE Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System
Creating an enabling environment for monitoring and evaluation
- National M&E Framework
- National M&E Indicators
- National M&E Working Group (MEWG)
- National M&E Capacity Development Curriculum (2010 Draft)
- Monitoring HIV Programs (Health, Education, Workplace)
- National M&E Database
Increasing HIV response data demand and information use
10 Years After UNGASS
The United Nations General Assembly, at its 65th session, adopted resolution /RES/65/18- of December 20, 2010 which decided, inter alia, to convene a high level meeting (HLM) from June 8-10, 2011 to undertake a comprehensive review of progress realizing the Declaration Commitment on HIV and AIDS (2001) and the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS (2006). The Resolution further calls upon the United Nations System, including the regional commissions, to consider initiatives in support of the preparatory process and the HLM.
To contribute to the regional consultation on March 30-31, 2011 and to the preparatory process for the HLM in June 8-10, a national consultation on Universal Access to Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support was held in Fersal Place Hotel, Quezon City on March 22, 2011.
The objectives of the national consultation are to:
1. Facilitate a multisector review of progress achieved in the Philippines
2. Identify challenges, gaps, and the way forward in efforts to ensure universal access to prevention, treatment care and support to all Filipinos by 2015.
3. Promote dialogue between health and other sectors, such as justice and drug control, to address policy and legal barriers to universal access.
The Consultation was attended by over 30 participants from non-government organizations, government agencies, and development partners. Participants came from Davao, Ormoc, Cebu, Zamboanga, Bicol, Baguio, and Metro Manila.
HAIN organized the consultation in partnership with Philippine National AIDS Council and with support from UNAIDS.
Attending the Regional Consultation in Bangkok are:
1. Cong. Kaka Bag-ao, Akbayan Representative
2. Atty. , Dangerous Drugs Board
3. Dr. Fercito Avelino, Philippine National AIDS Council Secretariat
4. Mr. Jonas Bagas, TLF-SHARE Collective
1. Four-page briefer on the progress of UA
2. Full report on the progress of UA
3. Proceedings of the Consultation
Availability of these documents will be announced. Requests may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-6409 or 9526312.
Crown Regency Hotel, Davao City
27-29 October 2010
The workshop is participated in by the 15 of the 17 regional teams composed of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Officers, Regional STI Coordinators and Provincial Health Team Leaders. The teams will be consolidating the results of the recently concluded Rapid Assessment of Vulnerability (RAV) to HIV of selected LGUs which were conducted from May to July 2010. The RAV results will be used to enhance the regional health sector plans particularly identification of key techncial assistance needed by LGUs.
The following partners are supporting the NEC and NASPCP in facilitating the workshop: PNAC, USAID-HealthGov, GFATM, WHO, UNAIDS, ACHIEVE, HAIN, and QC Health Department.
Dr. Gerad Belimac of NASPCP delivering a presentation on Health Systems Strengthening.
Participants listen to the site presentation of Regional RAV Results.
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For more information contact about the RAV and STIR-UP email email@example.com