Republic Act No. 11166, the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, passed by the 17th Congress on October 10, 2018, and signed approved on December 20, 2018.
R.A. 11166 - IRR
Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. No. 11166 adopted by Philippine National AIDS Council, led by its chair, Dr. Francisco T. Duque III on July 12, 2019.
PNAC CHAIR STATEMENT
Statement from health secretary and PNAC chair Francisco T. Duque III in a press released posted at the official Department of Health website.
HUMAN RIGHTS & HIV
TLF Share implements the Global Fund's Matching Fund for Human Rights in the Philippines
The Philippines is one of the countries that the Global Fund prioritized for the provision of intensive support to scale up comprehensive programs to reduce human rights-related barriers to health services. Under the country's current Global Fund HIV and AIDS grant, "Accelerating Community Engagement and Response on HIV and AIDS Prevention" (ACER), the principal recipient Save the Children has selected TLF Share Collective to be its sub-recipient (SR4) for the Matching Fund for Human Rights (MFR).
TLF Share is a pioneering community organization of gay and bisexual men, transgenders, and other men who have sex with men in the Philippines. It has the track record and the experience in human rights work involving key populations, which are critical for implementing the MFR. With its network and links with community leaders as well as other government institutions at all levels (e.g. the Commission on Human Rights, legislators, local government executives, law enforcers), TLF Share is expected to build a community of champions, who can trigger catalytic changes in policies and practice in the country's HIV and AIDS response.
As the SR4, TLF Share will implement activities in the Philippines that will promote human rights and access to justice, particularly for the key affected populations of HIV-AIDS:
Legal literacy for people living with HIV and key populations
Human rights tools and IEC materials for key populations
Caravans/thematic campaigns, social media campaigns, and online training for human rights of key populations
Sensitization for human rights of key populations (law enforcers, Commission on Human Rights)
Support to expand the PLHIV Resource Center services, systems and operations
Capacity building for case reporting
Installation of community-based monitoring and reporting
Legal advisories, legal briefs and condom policy campaigns
Capacity building for legal support teams
Legal fund support for community-based organizations
The Philippines' ACER project aims to contribute in maintaining a less-than-one percent HIV prevalence in 2020 by preventing the further spread of HIV infection and reducing the impact of the disease on individuals, families, sectors and communities. The project shall accomplish the following objectives:
Improved coverage and linkage of services from prevention and diagnosis among KP to treatment and care for PLHIV through intensified delivery of quality and evidence-based services;
Increased in demand and access of KP and public on HIV and STI prevention and care services;
A functioning information system is established to aid in planning, monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance of HIV and STI program; and
Strengthened support system is in place to intensify delivery of quality STI and HIV and aid in addressing barriers on access to services.