The Headlight Series aims to increase access to important global and regional policies, strategic information and other high-level publications, including legal and policy analyses, research reports, and skills-building tools by summarising information into short briefs using simple language.
In partnership with Youth Voices Count, this latest report summarised the Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations, which was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in July 2014 with particular focus on the issues of concern among the MSM, Transgender and the young population. It is designed for use by community HIV and sexual health organisations and advocates working with key populations particularly MSM and transgender people.
APCOM closely coordinated with the WHO in developing this brief. WHO assisted in reviewing the document to ensure key information, relevant to MSM and transgender, were not missed.
A survey was also widely distributed to gather responses from the community about the Guidelines. “The involvement of the MSM, transgender and young population at the core is necessary for the wide and effective dissemination of the Guidelines,” Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Executive Director, said. The results of the survey will be presented to the WHO later this month.
WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) and South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) are organising a bi-regional meeting on 26 November 2014 in Manila, Philippines. A main focus of this meeting will be the New Consolidated Guidelines.