|Sierra Leone Final Joint Review of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010|
The prevalence of HIV has stabilized at 1.5% in the general population since 2005 according to the sero-surveys. The first survey in 2002 showed a prevalence of 0.9%. The second and third sero-surveys in 2005 and 2008 indicated a prevalence of 1.5%. The prevalence among pregnant women rose from 3.0% in 2004 to 4.1% in 2006, 4.4% in 2007 and fell slightly to 3.5% in 2008, according to ANC sentinel surveillance surveys. The highest prevalence among women has shifted from the 20-24 years age group (2.0%) and males in the age group 35-39 (3.5%) in 2005 to the 30-34 age group (2.4%) and the 45-49 age group (2.1%) in 2008 respectively. HIV prevalence is higher among urban population than rural population 2.5% and 1.0% respectively, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS).
The National AIDS Secretariat has established Regional Information and Documentation Centres to meet the HIV and AIDS information needs of the public.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans for the position of Library Assistant.
DUTY STATION: Freetown, Bo and Kenema
Ensure the sustenance of quality and efficient management of the library and information support services in the Centre of operation