The situational analysis was conducted in July 2014. Methodology included extensive literature review of documents shared by the EAC Secretariat, Partner States and implementing partners.
The situation analysis report was extensively reviewed by members of the EAC Regional Task Force and Partner States experts in various fora, including the third Meeting of the Task Force1 convened by the EAC Secretariat held on October 2–4, 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. The review process culminated in the validation of the report by Partner States experts during the validation workshop for the Regional Strategy2 held on February 9 – 13, 2015 in Bujumbura – Burundi. The revised report incorporating experts’ comments was presented at the 15th Meeting of the TWG on HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs held on February 16 – 20, 2015 in Arusha-Tanzania, and the 20th Ordinary meeting of the EAC Sectoral Committee on Health held on February 23 – 27, 2015 in Arusha-Tanzania.
The report is structured into six chapters that includes introduction, overview of the social and macro-economic development of EAC, discussions on the health indicators, findings on the HIV and AIDS situation in the region with a special sub–section focusing on the key and vulnerable populations, discussions on integrating HIV and health including TB and the appropriate referral services, and recommendations on the way forward. More information on Socio-Demographic and Economic Indicators in the EAC is presented in the Annexure.
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