Women & HIV and AIDS Gauge/The Treatment Monitor (Archived)
The Treatment Monitor is an established inter-cluster project within the Health Systems Trust. The aim of the Treatment Monitor is to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan 2007-2011 (NSP) in South Africa through a variety of activities including monitoring, information dissemination and research that will contribute to strengthening the development of an equitable, effective and efficient health. Ultimately it aims to identify and share information on models of best practice and lessons learnt in order to stimulate and promote the ongoing improvement of effective and efficient HIV treatment and care and health services in general.
The Monitor is working towards the creation and strengthening of networks between important role-players across the various health sectors, disseminating relevant information obtained through meetings and workshops with key stakeholders. Dissemination of information is conducted through the HST publications and electronic communication systems. It is envisaged that strong links and collaborative initiatives will emerge to share information, strengthen debate and enhance the process of policy development. The Treatment Monitor also aims to work closely with all stakeholders to identify gaps in health systems research, and to support the development of essential health systems research to strengthen the health system in providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care at all levels. We have a specific interest and focus on human resources.
We are also particularly interested in exploring the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and their ability to access services. We acknowledge that the HIV epidemic is feminised with most infections infecting and affecting women. We support integrated services that are decentralised and as such we would want to advocate for provision of women receiving HIV care within a sexual and reproductive health and rights framework.
For further information and details, click on any of the topics on the right of the screen to take you to your area of interest.
We would also welcome contributions and suggestions of material for this website.
Treatment as part of a continuum of care.
We acknowledge the vast field that can be viewed as part of treatment in the process of mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS. As AIDS is treatable with ARVs, there is a need to also unpack the greater picture that is needed to support and sustain this effort.
We have grouped the following areas for monitoring and sharing of information. In each section there may be a brief explanation and linkages to individuals or organizations working in that area:
- Treatment Monitor Processes:
- 60% roundtables 2008 – PHASA and WBS
- UNGASS Special Session on HIV/AIDS - Monitoring the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
- A guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy. Prepared for the Annie E. Casey Foundation by Organizational Research Services. 2007
- Just the facts, ma’am…A Women’s Guide for Understanding Evidence about Health and Health Care. National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women. 2005. http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/healthreform/index.html
- The Just Enough Planning Guide - A Roadmap to Help Nonprofits Reach Their Campaign Goals
- The Just Enough Planning Guide - Planning Tool
- Monthly Denosa column:
- Do you remember Beijing and Cairo? May 2010
- Aids is a human rights issue. April 2010
- My fertility was stolen from me. March 2010, pg46-47
- Medical Abortion. February 2010
- Developing Treatment Guidelines for Women of Reproductive Age May 2009, pg36-39
- Women’s Day: Be the Change April 2009, pg32-33
- Tuberculosis – a women’s health issue March 2009, pg30-31
- From the nurses’ point of view. December/January 2008/09, pg28
- Lesbian health: more than screening for breast cancer and mental health: October 2008, pg30-31
- In support of the diaphragm: September 2008, pg25
- Creating awareness of womens issues: September 2008, pg22
- Medical Male Circumcision: thinking through the impact for a feminised epidemic: August 2008, pg36
- Civil Society Report-back on dialogue on Male Circumcision: Implications for Women: August 2008, pg39
- Dealing with Anxiety and Depression - challenges of mental health: July 2008, pg32-33
- Adolescent sexual and reproductive care: June 2008, p36-37
- Cervical cancer - is vaccination the way to go? May 2008, pg37
- The importance of choice: April 2008, pg32-33
- Cervical Cancer
- Children and Youth
- Clinic Sites
- Displaced Persons and Access to Treatment
- Drugs for Women
- Focus on Human Resources
- Health Systems
- HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines for Women of Reproductive Age
- Human and Socio-Economic Rights
- Information and Communication Strategies
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health Issues
- Male Circumcision
- PPTCT plus/PMTCT/Perinatal Transmission
- Private sector and HIV/AIDs in the Workplace
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Sexual and Reproductive Intentions
- Sex Workers
- Useful Links
- Archived information