Response management focuses on six key areas:
- Coordination and partnerships;
- Strategic and action planning, programme development and project management;
- Capacity development;
- Mainstreaming, policy development and advocacy;
- Resource mobilisation; and
- Monitoring and evaluation.
The goal of response management is to ensure effective overall coordination, equitable distribution of quality and comprehensive services and the decentralisation of the planning processes. It also aims towards mainstreaming the HIV response at all levels and creation of an enabling policy environment.
The impact level result for this thematic area is:
1. Percentage of mid-term and end-of-NSF service coverage targets (output level result targets) that have been met in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and impact mitigation has increased to 50% of midterm targets by 2011 and 75% of end-of-NSF targets in 2014.
Swaziland has established multi-sectoral coordination structures at regional and sector levels. These include the Regional Multi-Sectoral HIV and AIDS Coordinating Committee (REMSHACC), Tinkhundla Multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS Coordinating Committee (TMSHACC) and the Chiefdom Multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS Coordinating Committee (CHIMSHACC).
Other structures include the Regional Health Management Teams (RHMT) under the Ministry of Health, and the Municipality HIV and AIDS Teams that are coordinating the urban response. The NSF has re-defined the two categories of sectors:
The government sector which includes all the government ministries,
The non-governmental sector, include civil society and the private sector.