NATIONAL HIV/AIDS/STI/TB COUNCIL ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE NATIONAL HIV/AIDS/STI/TB COUNCIL

   3.   Establishment of council

   4.   Functions of council

   5.   Composition of council

   6.   Tenure of office of members

   7.   Filling of casual vacancy

   8.   Proceedings of council

   9.   Committees of council

   10.   Allowances of members

   11.   Disclosure of interest

   12.   Prohibition of publication or disclosure of information to unauthorised person

PART III
SECRETARIAT

   13.   Constitution of Secretariat and definition of its functions

   14.   Director-General, Secretary and other staff of Secretariat

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   15.   Funds for council

   16.   Financial year

   17.   Accounts

   18.   Annual reports

   19.   Regulations

AN ACT

to establish the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, define its functions and provide for its composition; to constitute the Secretariat of the council, define its functions and provide for its composition; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[31st December 2002]

Act 10 of 2002.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“appointed date” means the date appointed by the Minister under section 1;

“AIDS” means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome;

“committee” means a committee of the council constituted under section 9;

“council” means the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council established under section 3;

“Director-General” means the person appointed Director-General of the council under section 14;

“HIV” means Human Immune Deficiency Virus;

“Member” means a person appointed member of the council under section 5;

“STI” means Sexually Transmitted Infections;

“TB” means tuberculosis;

“secretariat” means the Secretariat of the council constituted under section 13; and

“traditional leader” means a person appointed Chief under the Chiefs Act.

PART II
THE NATIONAL HIV/AIDS /STI/TB COUNCIL

3.   Establishment of council

There is hereby established the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name, and with power, subject to this Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Functions of council

   (1) The functions of the council shall be to coordinate and support the development, monitoring and evaluation of the multi-sectoral national response for the prevention and combating of the spread of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB in order to reduce the personal, social and economic impacts of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB.

   (2) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-section (1) the functions of the council shall be to—

      (a)   support the development and coordination of policies, plans and strategies for the prevention and combating of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB for health and other institutions concerned with the prevention and combating of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB;

      (b)   advise the Government, health institutions and other organisations on the policies, strategies and plans to prevent and combat HIV, AIDS, STI and TB;

      (c)   ensure the provision and dissemination of information and education on HIV, AIDS, STI and TB;

      (d)   develop a national HIV, AIDS, STI and TB research agenda and strategic plan which shall include the quest for a cure for HIV, AIDS as one of the research priorities;

      (e)   support programmes relating to prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB;

      (f)   mobilise resources to promote and support identified priority interventions including research in areas related to HIV, AIDS, STI and TB;

      (g)   provide technical support and guidelines to health and other institutions involved in the—

      (i)   prevention and treatment of HIV, AIDS, STI and TB; and

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