HIV/AIDS ans sexually transmitted diseases
WHO Mongolia supports the Ministry of Health to implement the National STI/HIV/AIDS prevention strategy 2010-2015 focusing on strengthening health sector response to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support and strengthening strategic information for HIV and STIs.
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is less than 0.1% among general population, the number of registered cases has been increasing in recent years. The main mode of transmission among the reported cases has been unprotected sex between men and unprotected commercial sex. Increasing rates of other STIs such as syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia may potentially fuel the spread of HIV/AIDS. A survey in 2008, indicated that 25.5% of pregnant women had at least one STI. Syphilis among female sex workers is 21% and for men having sex with men is 11%, according to the latest second-generation sentinel surveillance (2009). Human papilloma virus (HPV) was found in 35% of working women in Ulaanbaatar.
- Strategic priority 1: Health system strengthening through primary health care approach
- Strategic priority 2: Scaling up prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injuries, violence and their determinants
- Strategic priority 3. Sustaining and accelerating the achievement of health related MDG targets
- Strategic priority 4. Strengthening health security, including control of communicable and vaccine preventable diseases
- Strategic priority 5: Strengthen Environmental health programme