Cover page Building an Alliance with Transport Sector in HIV Vulnerability Reduction ISBN/DATE



Author: Lee-Nah Hsu



Can the transport sector contribute to HIV vulnerability reduction? This paper provides concrete examples of how the transport system's operation efficiency can contribute to reduction in workers' and passengers' vulnerability to HIV infection. In addition, some statistics are provided to show the correlation between road construction-improvement and the increase in HIV prevalence in areas where there were no proactive transport sector HIV preventive policies and strategies.
The objective of sharing this lesson is to stimulate the public and private transport sectors through their own expertise in facilitating the exchange of goods and people, while contributing to the regional economic prosperity and simultaneously reducing people's vulnerability to HIV.
Since 1998 UNDP-SEAHIV has been advocating the potential contributions by the transport sector to HIV vulnerability reduction in the following relevant publications:
Reduction of HIV Vulnerability within the Land Transport Sector: Towards a Public Policy Framework for Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Transport Sector, May 2000.
Land Transport & HIV Vulnerability: A Development Challenge, April 2001.
HIV Policy Formulation and Strategic Planning for the Transport Sector in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, August 2001.

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March 2001