• Handbook For HIV And AIDS MainstreamingJan 8, 2008Handbook For HIV And AIDS MainstreamingThe Mainstreaming handbook builds on the key frameworks and training materials developed by the UNDP Regional Program based in South Africa, and through intensive field testing and trainings in Ethiopia.

  • The Doha Declaration 10 years On And Its Impact On Access To Medicines And The Right To HealthDec 20, 2011The Doha Declaration 10 years On And Its Impact On Access To Medicines And The Right To HealthThe adoption of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dramatically altered the international landscape on intellectual property, particularly as it relates to access to medicines. One of the stated objectives of the TRIPS Agreement was to contribute to technological innovation and to the transfer and dissemination of technology, to the mutual advantage of producers and users of technology in a manner conducive to social and economic welfare, and to a balance of rights and obligations. When efforts by developing countries to use TRIPS flexibilities to increase access to medicines resulted in disputes between right holders and users of technology, developing-country WTO Member States sought clarification on the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and public health. This led to the adoption of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health in November 2001.

  • Mar 1, 2006Saving Lives Saving Money: Private Sector Response To HIV-AIDS In Arab StatesThe report emphasizes the need for greater involvement of private sector in AIDS response. Even though it is undeniable that certain private entities could provide a crucial support to the mobilization of financial resources, this point of view is only one part of the story and does not fully recognize the great potential of private entities in the regional HIV/AIDS response.

  • Mobility, Migration And HIV VulnerabilityJun 11, 2012Mobility, Migration And HIV VulnerabilityThis report builds directly on the 2010 UNAIDS report, Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability of Populations along the Ports of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: Synthesis, desk review and exploratory studies. The report provides a literature review and updated situational analysis of the HIV vulnerability factors experienced by key populations in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen1. It presents a response analysis for activities completed under this initiative in 2011, and to consider lessons from programming experiences outside of the region.


UNDP’s support in the national fight against this epidemic is led by the HIV/AIDS Regional Programme in the Arab States (HARPAS). Launched to heighten awareness and build commitment to scale up prevention measures to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the region, HARPAS works with a broad range of partners including national-level religious leaders, NGOs, parliamentarians, the media, the private sector, and people living with HIV/AIDS.