Localizing the HIV and AIDS Response: Local Government Guide for Practical Action
Through a grant from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Local Government Academy (LGA_ commissioned the CLRG to prepare a guidebook in launching HIV and AIDS-related initiatives.
Below is an excerpt from the guidebook:
"The guidebook is for local government key decision-makers who are interested to launch initiatives on HIV and AIDS or those who are already undertaking activities that respond to this concern but would like to know more. It is written for local chief executives, Sanggunian members, department heads and local champions who would like to further the local discourse and interventions on HIV and AIDS.
The guidebook is divided into eight (8) parts. Available tools, templates and other reminders are provided at the end of some sections. The guidebook starts by setting a common understanding on HIV & AIDS then presents some figures and statistics that depict a possible epidemic in the Philippines. The third section deals with the question: What makes HIV & AIDS a local problem? The fourth moves on to discuss some of the LGU requirements vis-à-vis existing policy directions. The next offers a quick assessment of LGU vulnerability to the infection while the sixth outlines the core steps, serving as the meat of this guidebook. The last two sections offer a short call to action and additional resources and information the reader may also look into."