CHAPTER 3

Public Health Programs: Policy Development, Planning, and Implementation

In this chapter, we give a few examples of public health programs to explain the role of policy development, strategic planning, operational planning, and implementation in managing public health programs.

3.1 Policy Development

Mini case: United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) policy on HIV/AIDS Programs

The UNAIDS Gap Report 2013 pointed out that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally in 2012 are not aware that they are HIV positive.1

The UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013 pointed out that gender inequalities and HIV-related stigma and discrimination persist as major obstacles to an effective HIV response in all parts of ...

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