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Even robust HIV/AIDS programmes can benefit from periodic reviews to ensure they are on the right track. WHO provides countries with guidance on how to conduct such programme reviews. By conducting programme reviews, countries can take a step back to examine their progress in fighting the disease, and to see where their programmes can be improved. WHO works with the country to organize the review, from the planning stages where key questions are raised and data gathered, to bringing together leading international experts, donors, national programme managers, civil society, patients and others to discuss the issues. The intensive process results in concrete recommendations that can be adopted to make immediate improvements in HIV/AIDS programmes and services, thereby improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and reducing the spread of the disease. In the Western Pacific Region, countries began to perform these national HIV/AIDS programme reviews in 2013. The reports are below.