The Asian Red Cross and Red Crescent AIDS Network (ART) was established in 1994 in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Asia Pacific. The purpose of the network was to promote national society participation in HIV/AIDS activities, and to ensure inter-country collaboration on HIV/AIDS activities. ART proved highly successful and today all national societies have HIV/AIDS activities effectively drawing upon experiences and lessons learnt from one country to another.  ART is a network of 14 national societies in East and Southeast Asia with a shared vision and mission. The ART sets out the main directions for the network and its member National Societies:

  • Effectively respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through partnership with People living with HIV (PLHIV) and all relevant stakeholders
  • Strengthen its capacity and capacity of national societies in the region to deliver effective HIV/AIDS programmes
  • Advocate for the rights of PLHIV and others affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Reduce the vulnerability to HIV/AIDS



Main activities of ART include:

  • Support National Societies (NS) in implementation of HIV programme; HIV Workplace programme
  • Support NS campaigns against S&D in partnership with PLHIV on WRCD and WAD
  • Programme support including monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordination & Networking at regional and country levels
  • Regional HIV workshop
  • Workshops, training and material
  • In-country workshops for 2 NS in 2012 and 2013; 1 NS 2014 and 2015
  • Technical assistance and travel
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Attendance in regional meetings/conferences including AIDS Conference in 2012 and 2014, ICAAP 2013 and 2015.
  • Support ART in order to strengthen its capacity as a network and assist members in enhancing their capacity to plan and implement HIV/AIDS-related programme and services
  • Support ART in developing guidelines and IEC materials
  • ART management & annual meetings


Usage: Planning

Audience: National Society staff

Document Data

Publication date: January 1, 2012
Status: Final Type: Word Size (MB): Size: 0.018
Country: Regional
Theme(s): Health
Resource type: Strategic Plan

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