Management for health services delivery

Management of health programmes: HIV/AIDS

For frontline managers

  • Managing the AIDS programme
    2007, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia
    Module 7 of the training programme for
    National AIDS Programme Management

    Covers: attributes and skills required for management; good governance, leadership and multisectoral partnerships; managing crises and emerging issues; mobilizing and coordinating internal and external resources
    (25 pages, pdf (883kb)
  • Management systems for the AIDS programme
    2007, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia
    Module 8 of the training programme for National AIDS Programme Management

    Covers: management systems for human resources; financial management; commodity procurement, supply, distribution and management; and strategic information
    (34 pages, pdf (856kb)
  • Ensuring Secure and Reliable Supply and Distribution Systems in Developing Countries in the Context of HIV/AIDS and PMTCT
    UNICEF, 2004
    Checklists for: coordinating supply management; equipment and consumables; reliable, cost-effective procurement; storage and distribution; appropriate patient care
    (20 pages, pdf 59kb)
  • ARV Treatments, Planning and Integration in to the Health Services
    WHO Regional Office for the Americas
    Criteria for decision-making, organizational options and requirements for start-up at site level, implementation steps, quality, equity, information, partners, monitoring and evaluation
    (14 pages, pdf 61kb)
  • Handbook of supply management at first-level health care facilities released - 1st version country adaptation
    pdf, 1.50Mb

    2006, WHOand partner organizations
    Describes major supply management tasks and standard procedures. Each chapter covers one major task, explains how the task fits into the process of maintaining a consistent supply of medicines, and recommends which standard procedures to use. In addition, two HIV/AIDS-specific chapters, 'How to start ART' and 'How to scale up ART' have been added. (58 pages, pdf 1.42MB, See also Annexes below)
  • Handbook of supply management at first-level health care facilities - ANNEXES
    pdf, 492kb

    These Annexes (to the WHO handbook above) contain various checklists and examples of forms which can be introduced as needed at your health care facility
  • ART Treatment Access and Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS - Providing New momentum for Accessible, Effective and Sustainable Health Systems
    R Loewenson, 2003, EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa
    How to strengthen equity and include low income or more vulnerable communities in treatment access programmes; a conceptual framework for equity, locating treatment within the prevention - care continum; beyond clinical criteria for rationing; integrating treatment within health services; investing in health staff; ensuring fair financing
    (21 pages, pdf 234kb)
  • Standards for Quality HIV Care: A Tool for Quality Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation
    2004, WHO
    Accreditation as a model for evaluating and improving quality; major categories of standards for HIV care; example standards for: HIV testing, counselling and management of opportunistic infections, provision of antiretroviral therapy, support for adherence to treatment, preventing mother-to-child transmission, palliative care, the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, reducing stigmatization, community links, promoting health, preventing and treating disease, service delivery, leadership human resource management, management of drugs and supplies, laboratory management, information management, financial management, country experiences..
    (42 pages, pdf 340kb)
  • Joint ILO/WHO Guidelines on Health Services and HIV/AIDS
    2005, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO)
    Role of government; role of employers’ and workers’ organizations; recognition of HIV/AIDS as a workplace issue; stigma and discrimination; gender: issues for women and men; occupational safety and health; prevention and protection against infectious pathogens; risk management; safe work practices; exposure incident management; voluntary counseling and testing; job security and promotion; knowledge, education and training; fact sheets.
    (94 pages, 1.3kb)
  • Priority interventions: HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the health sector
    pdf, 1.01Mb

    2008, WHO
    A listing of nearly 60 interventions with weblinks; Strengthening and expanding health systems; Investing in strategic information; Operationalizing the health sector response; with a listing of over 200 resources and weblinks
    (127 pages, pdf 985kb)