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AIDS and older persons : an international perspective

KNODEL, John
WATKINS, Susan
VANLANDINGHAM, Mark
2003

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This document explores the impact of the AIDS epidemic on persons age 50 and over. Although older persons represent a non-negligible minority of the reported global caseload, a far higher proportion are affected through the illness and death of their adult children and younger generation relatives who contract AIDS. Since most of the epidemic occurs in the developing regions, especially Africa and Asia, efforts to understand and deal with the concerns of older persons in relation to AIDS in those settings needs expansion, and the authors conclude with a series of recommendations for future research

Moving forward : towards decent work for people with disabilities. Examples of good practices in vocational training and employment from Asia and the Pacific

PERRY, Debra
2003

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This book brings together more than 20 case-studies of programmes and approaches in helping disabled people gain skills, find employment and earn a living in the Asia-Pacific region. They include both centre- and community-based vocational training and income-generation programmes, employment services and partnerships

Peer approach in adolescent reproductive health education : some lessons learned

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
2003

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This document pulls together what research and experience tell us about the peer education in promoting attitude and behaviour change in adolescents around sexual and reproductive health. It also offers guidelines for policy makers and programme implementers to learn from others and to adapt strategies that will be most effective in their setting. Chapter one defines peer education, and explains some of the theoretical models. Chapter two justifies using peer education and discusses advantages and benefits of this approach. Chapter three synthesizes research on the impact of peer education in the Asian region. Chapter four compiles lessons learned from many research studies, to show what makes a peer education programme work. Chapter five presents a series of guidelines for planning and implementing adolescent reproductive health interventions, including tips for working with youth and adults

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Asia : a practical guidance for programs

PREBLE, Elizabeth A
PIWOZ, Ellen G
June 2002

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This paper focuses on mother to child transmission of HIV in the five most affected countries in Asia -- Cambodia, China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. The technical background and lessons learned, however, are relevant for the rest of the region. It discusses risk factors, issues of diagnosis and treatment of pediatric AIDS and experiences of prevention in Asia and elsewhere. In particular it looks at issues of: comprehensive maternal and child health (MCH) services; voluntary counselling and testing (VCT); antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis; counselling and support for safe infant feeding; optimal obstetric practices. This document is intended as a technical resource and a basis for discussion and it is aimed at governments, NGOs and other stakeholders working in HIV prevention in Asia

Sang Fan Wan Mai Youth Group : tiny steps by youth to battle the AIDS crisis

JANPENG, Jansuai
et al
July 2001

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Describes the development of a youth group in Thailand that engages in HIV/AIDS education through puppet shows, stage plays, youth training and workshops, youth camps, village broadcasting, small group discussions, sports and competitions, and radio shows. In all activities, they integrate information about HIV/AIDS and emphasize the participation of the community throughout the process. Some useful lessons are included in the final section, 'Turning from a risk group to a responsible body'. The report was prepared by the youth themselves, and was translated and published by UNDP-SEAHIV

HIV/AIDS and communication for behavior and social change : programme experiences, examples, and the way forward

SINGHAL, Arvind
June 2001

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The purpose of this workshop was to: map out strategies for implementation of communication programmes for behaviour and social change; strengthen links between communication programmes and priority issues in HIV and AIDS in developing countries; and increase technical soundness in communication programmes, projects and strategies of organisations working on HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Several recommendations about the role of communication for behaviour and social change in HIV and AIDS programmes emerged from the workshop’s deliberations

HIV and health-care reform in Phayao : from crisis to opportunity

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
2000

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Describes the successes and challenges of the fight against hiv/aids in the Phayao district of northern Thailand. While existing measures have succeeded in reducing seroprevalence among vulnerable groups (pregnant women, military conscripts), progress has levelled off. To enable further progress, the authors have identified profound health care reforms, at the level of 'purpose and roles': the sector is charged not only with providing services, but with couselling and enabling individuals and communities to assess how hiv/aids affects them, to change their behaviour as needed, and to learn from their actions

Mae Chan workshop on integrated community mobilization towards effective multisectoral HIV/AIDS prevention and care

HOLLERTZ, Victoria
2000

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Report of the proceedings of a workshop aiming to build the capacities of health and social workers, and community leaders to mobilise their communities towards HIV prevention and care. The participants were selected from rural communities with the potential for a community-based approach. The workshop examined the community response model, and enabled participants to learn from the experinces of the participating countries and develop follow-up actions

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