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NZAF wants your views on its new plan

Fri 18 Dec 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The NZ AIDS Foundation's strategic plan for the next five years are now under consideration, and the Foundation now invites feedback from the community. Get it On: The NZAF's newest safe sex campaign The NZAF's vision - 'A world without HIV and AIDS' - will remain the same, as will the Foundation's mission of preventing the transmission of HIV and supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS to maximise their health and wellbeing. Developed by the NZAF Trust Board, the proposed NZAF Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015 will chart the direction of the organisation in broad terms, explains the NZAF. It establishes a vision, mission and reflects the Trust Deed's principles which will guide all that the NZAF does, and it articulates three key outcomes that the NZAF seeks to achieve. The first is to prevent HIV transmission in New Zealand, the second is to assist all people living with HIV in New Zealand to achieve and sustain the best possible health and wellbeing, and the third is for the NZAF to be "a knowledge-driven, sustainable, respected, quality focused organisation." The new Strategic Plan's three outcomes replace several much more specific goals set out in the previous Strategic Plan (2005-2010), including "A reduction in the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection to approximately 50% of the 2003 statistics for all at-risk groups while ensuring the level of testing does not drop below 2003 levels," and "All known positive people will receive equal access to fully-funded Medsafe registered drug treatments, when clinically necessary." The NZAF has acknowledged that the number of people diagnosed with HIV last year was the highest ever recorded in New Zealand. Researchers from the Otago Medical School say new diagnoses continued at a high level in the first six months of 2009. The NZAF Strategic Plan 2010-2015 is available to view on the NZAF's official website, including details on how to provide feedback.    

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First published: Friday, 18th December 2009 - 7:08pm

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