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AFRO-NETS> RFI: STD control programmes
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> RFI: STD control programmes
- From: Patrick Swai <Swai@afsat.com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 17:17:20 -0400 (EDT)
RFI: STD control programmes
I am a Sexual Health Clinician with strong public health interest in
STD programmes. I am interested to know from all colleagues in Africa
and other developing countries of the existence of STD control pro-
grammes in your countries. When GPA supported the formation of Na-
tional AIDS control programmes in late Eighties in response to
HIV/AIDS, many countries incorporated National STD control programmes
within. (some, this did not exist). Yet, others had/created separate
STD programmes coordinated closely with NACPs. In such countries,
some regions/provinces were/are managed by different/several donors
and so you may have more than one donor in STD control in a country.
This was because of major financial and technical needs which could
not be born by the host country (an issue still relevant today).
I would like to know the situation as it prevails now, in your re-
spective countries, the funding arrangements (e.g.: UNAIDS/EU/GTZ/
NORAD etc.) if we can share such information. Also, how is the influ-
ence of ongoing Health sector reform on the program and integration
into Reproductive Health movement? Who takes the lead in STD? NACP,
STD programme (if separate), or the RH/FP unit of MOH or even the
Curative/Hospital service/ prevention/Public health unit of MOH?. I
understand each country has a unique way of carrying this out.
Dr. Patrick R Swai
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