Policies & Guidelines
International consensus holds that comprehensive condom programming is the best approach to both family planning and the prevention of HIV and other STIs. A national condom policy that includes both male and female condoms is a key element of an effective condom program. This policy should not only provide guidance for integrating female and male condoms into national HIV/AIDS and reproductive health guidelines and programs but also outline the steps that must be taken to improve access to and use of condoms throughout the country.
- A review of the existing HIV/AIDS and reproductive health policies and strategies into which the national condom strategy will be integrated.
- A situation review, which explores the current state of condom activities and needs within a country.
- An action plan or framework which includes indicators, targets, and a monitoring and evaluation plan.
- A work plan that includes a timeline and delegation of responsibilities to guide implementation of the action plan.
This section of the Condom Use Toolkit contains up-to-date information on funding for condom programs, guidance and tools for developing condom policies and strategic plans, and a selection of national and regional condom policies. Use the navigation menu on the right side of this page to access these resources.
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