Road map for surveillance and monitoring of HIV drug resistance in the Western Pacific Region (2014-2018)
The development of the Road Map for Surveillance and Monitoring of HIV Drug Resistance in the Western Pacific Region (2014—2018) was led by ministries of health in collaboration with technical agencies and development partners in countries, based on the updated 2012 WHO global strategy for HIV drug resistance surveillance and monitoring. Seven countries in the region are included: Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Vietnam. Priority activities have been identified and planned for each country, with corresponding expected outcomes at the end of 2018. Six strategic approaches have been formulated to establish, strengthen and sustain national and regional capacities in HIV drug resistance surveillance and monitoring in the Region. It provides a plan for specific and coordinated action to address the potential threat of HIV drug resistance emergence in countries. To implement the Road Map successfully, it calls for close collaboration among governments, national stakeholders, international partners and donors.