The South-East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization released an Integrated Regional Action Plan for viral hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in South-East Asia, 2022–2026 (I-RAP).
It shares a common vision to end the epidemics of viral hepatitis, HIV and STIs in the South-East (SE) Asia Region by 2030. The five strategic directions oriented around service delivery, health systems, strategic information, community empowerment and innovations provide the overall guiding framework for country actions to implement the strategies. The integrated approach will help increase quality and efficiency and leverage the full power of primary healthcare, universal health coverage (UHC) and health systems for impact. It will promote equity and innovation, and advance people-centred and community-driven approaches. The I-RAP provides a comprehensive regional framework of shared and disease-specific actions to guide countries and partners. Individual countries can adapt these actions in relation to local epidemiological and health system contexts, upholding fundamental human rights, including the cross-cutting principle of equality and non-discrimination in the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health services, products, approaches and interventions. The optimal selection of actions and service delivery models should be aligned with broader national strategies within a UHC framework and be responsive to the needs of individuals and local communities without any stigma or discrimination.
Access the Integrated Regional Action Plan here.