1 NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA |Page PUTRAJAYA, 2015. NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. MALAYSIA Report prepared by: HIV/STI SECTION. Disease Control Division MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Tel: +60 3 8883 4387. Fax: +60 3 8883 4285. Correspondence: Dr. Sha'ari Ngadiman i|Page NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. The National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS 2016-2030. This document was coordinated and produced by HIV/STI Section of MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA . Acknowledgements Editorial Team The editorial team would like Dr.
2 Sha'ari Ngadiman (Chief Editor) to express our gratitude to Consultant Public HEALTH Physician various government Deputy Director of Disease Control & Head ministries and departments, HIV/STI Sector, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA civil societies, development partners and individuals who Dr. Anita Suleiman (Principle author & Editor) have greatly assisted us in Public HEALTH Physician Senior Principal Assistant Director (Technical & developing this document. Behavioral Research). HIV/STI Sector, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA The team is highly indebted to the technical staff of Dr.
3 Mohd. Nasir Abd Aziz HIV/STI Sector and State AIDS. Consultant Public HEALTH Physician Officer for their tremendous Senior Principal Assistant Director (Prevention help in providing related and Collaboration) strategic information needed HIV/STI Sector, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA and in facilitating the workshops. Dr. Fazidah Yuswan Public HEALTH Physician Our heartfelt thanks go to Senior Principal Assistant Director (Harm Reduction) UNAIDS MALAYSIA for funding HIV/STI Sector, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA the second workshop and financing a consultant to Dr.
4 Salina Md. Taib assist in the development of Senior Principal Assistant Director (M&E) this document. HIV/STI Sector, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA We greatly admire the Hairuddin Masnin partnership spirit of the UNAIDS Country Manager MALAYSIA AIDS Council and its partner organizations in Parimelazhagan Ellan crafting the ending AIDS. Program Director responses. MALAYSIA AIDS Council Our deepest gratitude to all Tamayanty Kurusamy Malaysian ADS Council individuals / agencies /. departments not mentioned Shamala Chandrasekaran here.
5 MALAYSIA AIDS Council Dr. Olavi Elo UNAIDS Technical Assistance ii | P a g e NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. National Advisor: Technical Team Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah Director General of HEALTH , MALAYSIA Technical Advisors: Datuk Dr. Lokman Hakim bin Sulaiman Deputy Director of HEALTH (Public HEALTH ). MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Dr. Chong Chee Kheong Director of Disease Control MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Technical Team: Dr. Sha'ari bin Ngadiman (Head). Deputy Director of Disease Control and Head HIV/STI Section MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Dr.
6 Anita bt Suleiman (Coordinator). Public HEALTH Physician HIV/STI Section, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Dr. Mohd Nasir bin Abd Aziz Public HEALTH Consultant HIV/STI Section, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Dr. Fazidah bt Yuswan Public HEALTH Physician HIV/STI Section, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Dr. Salina bt Md Taib Senior Principal Assistant Director HIV/STI Section, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Datuk Dr. Christopher Lee Infectious Disease Consultant Hospital Sungai Buloh Dato' Dr Ghazali bin Ismail Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultant Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor Mohd Nazri Mohd Dazali Pharmaceutical Service Division, MINISTRY of HEALTH MALAYSIA Hairuddin bin Masnin Country Manager, UNAIDS.
7 Dr. Ilias Yee MALAYSIA AIDS Council Parimelazhagan Ellan MALAYSIA AIDS Council iii | P a g e NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. Table of contents Acknowledgment ii Technical Team .. iii Foreword . v List of figures .. vi List of tables .. vi List of Annexes .. vii Acronyms and abbreviations viii Terms and definitions x Executive summary 1. Chapter 1: Introduction The Big 7. Rationale . 8. Developing the NSPEA 2016-2030 . 9. Chapter 2: Epidemic Situation, Response and Challenges HIV situation 12. HIV/TB Co-infection.
8 16. Geographical differences . 17. HIV testing, surveillance and surveys . 17. Key populations .. 19. Responses 23. Challenges .. 32. Chapter 3: NSPEA 2016-2030. Guiding principles 30. Priorities 37. Strategic targets .. 39. Strategies . 40. Chapter 4: Leadership, Coordination and implementation . 41. Chapter 5: Resources .. 44. Chapter 6: Monitoring and Evaluation 48. iv | P a g e NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENDING AIDS. Foreword In the past decade, MALAYSIA has witnessed unprecedented multi-sectoral commitment in setting and implementing imperative agenda for halting and reversing the HIV epidemic.
9 Guided by series of National Strategic Plan (NSP), the nation has made great strides in effectively responding to the HIV epidemic. The resources are deployed in the most effective and efficient way possible resulting in the achievement of MDG 6 target of reducing by half the proportion of new HIV infections. Today, the HIV infection rate has declined by half, falling from per 100,000 population in 2000. to per 100,000 population in 2009. The number of new infections have been stable in the past five years though it edged up in 2010.
10 Building on this momentum, the nation has its sight set on the beginning of the end of AIDS in the country. Our roadmap to ending the epidemic in the country begins with the New National Strategic Plan for 2016-2030 that places testing and treatment at the heart of national response, supported by intensified targeted prevention strategies that offer high-impact interventions. Developed through a diverse consultative process, the New National Strategic Plan for 2016- 2030 adopts the Ending AIDS as the vision for MALAYSIA getting to the Three Zeros: Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths.