Report on a Workshop on HIV, AIDS and STI in WPRO (1999)

Manila, Philippines, 21 – 25 June 1999

The general objective of the workshop was to strengthen HIV, AIDS and STI surveillance in the Western Pacific Region.

At the end of the workshop, participants would have:

  • identified strengths and weaknesses of existing surveillance systems;
  • finalized operational guidelines for HIV, AIDS and STI surveillance in the Region;
  • defined regional standards, indicators and targets HIV, AIDS and STI surveillance;
  • reviewed methodologies and instruments for the flow and use of epidemiological data at national and regional level; and
  • finalized a report on the status and trends of HIV, AIDS and STI.