National strategic planning
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National strategic planning of the local response to HIV is vital to the successful achievement of the Regional Goods and services of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework (CRSF). Effective national strategic planning should employ a truly strategic approach and focus on sustainability through capacity-building and through the promotion of inter-sectoral and inter-institutional links at the local level.
National strategic planning must involve a multi sectorial approach which is inclusive of all sectors of the society – the public sector, the private sector, civil society including key populations, faith based organizations and NGOs, to address the impact of the epidemic and draft the required response to it at the country level. The most successful multi-sectoral relationships thrive on shared credit for the accomplishments as well as commitment and leadership at the highest level i.e. the political directorate.
All of the PANCAP member countries have established National AIDS Programmes (NAP) and or National AIDS Committees (NAC) to manage the local response to HIV. These agencies lead the HIV national strategic planning. National AIDS Programmes or National AIDS Committees are mostly located in the Ministry of Heath except in few cases e.g. in Belize where it is a separate agency under the direct supervision of the office of the Prime Minister.
An analysis of the number of PANCAP member countries with National Strategic Plans (NSP) shows that 16 of the 21 countries have current NSPs, while most of the other countries are in the process of developing their plans. The development of NSPs is led by the National AIDS Programmes in consultation with other local stakeholders
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