Ministry of Health Belize

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Jan 23rd
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Home Plan 2009 - 2011 (HIV/AIDS)
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HIV/AIDS/STIs & Tuberculosis Strategic Plan 2009-2011 


 

                                      

The National HIV/AIDS program strengthened in its’ planning and management capabilities

We plan to:

  • Recruit Monitoring and Evaluation officer
  • Recruit Project officer
  • Clearly defined Terms of Reference for the National HIV/AIDS Program
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures for the National HIV/AIDS Program
Strengthening of the health system to improve the universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support

We plan to:

  • Training and socialization of updated guidelines
  • Expand tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services into the primary care level (testing, partner notification and clinical care)
  • Establish internal quality control measures
  • Expansion of PMTCT program at primary care level (testing, partner notification)
  • Strengthen the syndromic management of STIs at all levels of health care
  • Capacity building in management, planning and policy formulation amongst officers
  • Evaluation of the current health response to the HIV/AIDS
  • Training in surveillance for the Epidemiology Unit
Improve management in access and rational use of medications, diagnostic supplies and other health commodities

We plan to:

  • Develop and utilize a forecasting tool for procurement of ARVs
  • Utilize SCM tool by Central Medical Stores and satellite units (i.e. pharmacies)
  • Advocate for an adequate storage facility for Central Medical Stores
  • Advocate for a functional Central Medical Laboratory (CML)
  • Advocate for the expansion and decentralization of services done by CML
  • Ensure ongoing availability of diagnostic commodities and supplies for TB, HIV/AIDS and other STIs (i.e. condoms, laboratory reagents)
  • Advocate for true ownership of  HIV/ AIDS epidemic at the regional level
  • Continuous advocacy for the use of the Belize Health Information System at all levels of health care
Improved information and knowledge management

We plan to:

  • Strengthen the Belize Health Insurance System to be able to feed national indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of the national response to TB, HIV/AIDS, and other STIs
  • Review and improve the national HIV surveillance report and dissemination of quarterly and annual analytical reports
  • Conduct baseline studies on vulnerable populations and demographic studies so as to get further insight into the epidemic