21051 - SITUATION ASSESSMENT FOR HIV PROGRAMMING DR. S.K...

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Unformatted text preview: SITUATION ASSESSMENT FOR HIV PROGRAMMING DR. S.K CHATURVEDI DR. KANUPRIYA CHATURVEDI DR. SK. CHATURVEDI OBJECTIVES To understand the principles of needs assessment with special reference to HIV To understand the various stages and components in needs assessment DR. SK. CHATURVEDI PURPOSE An assessment should result in a comprehensive profile of the HIV/AIDS situation in a country, province, district, or community. It helps us understand the people at risk for HIV, the gender differences in vulnerability, and those affected by it. It helps us recognize ongoing efforts and resources and to uncover critical gaps in the response. It also helps us address the social, gender, cultural, political, legal, and resource issues that affect a program. The information collected in the assessment process support our ability to make good decisions about the best ways to contribute to the fight against HIV and AIDS. DR. SK. CHATURVEDI DEFINITION Assessment is: a process for better understanding the status of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and program responses to it in a specific time and place. Generally, it involves gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing information with enough objectivity and detail to support a program decision DR. SK. CHATURVEDI COMPONENTS An assessment describes the magnitude and dynamics of the problem as well as the response. It generally includes two components: A situation assessment A response assessment DR. SK. CHATURVEDI SITUATION ASSESSSMENT A situation assessment (also known as a situation analysis or a needs assessment) produces: A map of the people who are most vulnerable to infection; noting age and gender differences in vulnerability A description of why they are vulnerable An approximation of the number of vulnerable people DR. SK. CHATURVEDIDR....
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