IASC Reference Group on HIV/AIDS in Emergency Settings Plan of Action for 2002-2003

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Over the last two decades, complex emergencies resulting from conflict and natural disasters have occurred with increasing frequency throughout the world. Many people are exposed to conditions of conflict, social instability, poverty and powerlessness that also favor the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

The detailed plan of action identifies the objectives to be fulfilled on HIV/AIDS issues in emergency settings. The objectives are within three thematic areas:

1) Capacity building and training

2) Developing an essential package and guidelines as well as its dissemination

3) Research and advocacy

This plan of action pinpoints expected outcomes as well as a set of activities that must be executed to achieve the expected outcome and objectives.