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Regional Minimum Standards and Brand for HIV and Other Health Services Along the Road Transport Corridors in the SADC Region

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Gaborone, SADC, 2015

These standards seek to complement existing services, guiding SADC member states
and implementers to more effectively target high-risk geographic areas and improve the quality and reach of current HIV prevention and health services to meet the needs of LDTD and SW. The RMSB serves as a platform to strengthen regional and national partnerships among relevant ministries, the private sector, donors, and civil society in the delivery of health services to these populations. They emphasise the specific needs of LDTD and SW, and align to existing global and regional standards, guidelines and frameworks for disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. The RMSB outline a minimum package of services and appropriate service delivery models. They define roles and responsibilities for key stakeholders, including the SADC Secretariat, Member States, the private sector, employer and workers’ organisations, academia/research institutions, donors/international cooperating partners and the media. They also address management mechanisms, including financing, quality assurance, and monitoring and evaluation to facilitate sound and sustainable.