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It's my life : a guide for women about HIV and AIDS

INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
2006

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This booklet informs women about HIV and AIDS and how they can protect themselves, their sexual partners and their children. It has been written specifically for women living in the Caribbean region and gives contact details of local service providers, as well as general information about HIV and AIDS

Prevention of blindness in leprosy

COURTRIGHT, Paul
LEWALLEN, Susan
Eds
2006

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This booklet is intended for use by all health workers and programme mangers involved in leprosy control and prevention of blindness
A workshop on ocular leprosy
Broxbourne, UK
3-5 July 2001

Conducting quality impact evaluation under budget, time and data constraints

THE WORLD BANK‘S INDEPENDENT EVALUATION GROUP
2006

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“Project and program managers who wish to conduct an evaluation are often faced with severe budget, time or data constraints — these can act as a disincentive to conduct rigorous evaluations. The purpose of this booklet is to provide advice to those planning an impact evaluation, so that they can select the most rigorous methods available within the constraints they face”

Paediatric HIV/AIDS : MSF fact sheet

MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES, CAMPAIGN FOR ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL MEDICINES
June 2005

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A useful fact sheet, providing a brief but comprehensive overview of problems associated with children with HIV/AIDS. The majority of children with HIV/AIDS live in developing countries, and often have no access to health care, while diagnostic and treatment services for children are more expensive than for adults. The document shows how disparities between North and South are particularly visible in transmission prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Médecins Sans Frontières calls for: 1) WHO to develop a clear strategy to ensure that greater numbers of children receive antiretrovirals, 2) UNICEF to raise awareness about the fact that children are being excluded from AIDS treatment, and 3) pharmaceutical companies to facilitate access for children to antiretroviral therapy

Containing antimicrobial resistance

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
April 2005

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The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a natural phenomenon that follows use of antimicrobial drugs but it is being accelerated by inappropriate antimicrobial use. This leaflet considers various methods that can be used to help contain antimicrobial resistance

The how and why of advocacy

LANEY, Megan Lloyd
SCOBIE, Jane
FRASER, Alastair
March 2005

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This information was collected for an introduction to advocacy training course. It looks at what, why and where to start and includes sessions on participatory advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation

Integrating food and nutrition into HIV and AIDS strategies

MCDERMOTT, Peter
2005

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This is a slide presentation which considers the role of food and nutrition in the context of HIV and AIDS. It notes the vicious cycle of malnutrition, HIV and poverty and the effects of HIV and AIDS on nutrition, household food security and food production. HIV and AIDS also have an impact on the agricultural sector and examples are shown from Kenya, Zambia and Malawi. Increased malnutrition can lead to adults needing more access to quality health care but not getting it, increased caring for sick adults means less time for childcare, and children drop out of school to help with household labour. Finally, UNICEF support to nutrition and HIV and AIDS is shown along with their current operational approach. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) approach is also considered

Young person's introduction to mental health

MIND
2005

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This factsheet is written for young people who have had experience of mental illness or who are caring for someone with mental illness. It covers causes and types of mental illness including depression, manic depression, postnatal depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessions, eating problems, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, overeating and schizophrenia. Although written for a UK audience, much of the information is relevant to readers in the South

Adherence

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2005

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Adherence is the most important factor in the success of your anti-HIV treatments. This booklet explains why adherence is important and provides some hints on actions you could take to improve your adherence

Cleaning and disinfecting wells in emergencies

GODFREY, Sam
January 2005

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This note outlines the five steps that need to be taken to ensure that wells are cleaned and disinfected after a natural disaster has occured. It was prepared by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University

17 fact sheets on gender-related aspects of HIV/AIDS | Resource pack on gender and HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Gender and HIV/AIDS
2005

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These fact sheets aim to provide policy makers with concise information about gender related aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They deal with core facts and issues in thematic areas and are underpinned by an analysis which clarifies how gender issues are fuelling the crisis. Each theme presents a self-contained set of issues and recommendations and many of the themes are interlinked. All of them are connected by a concern to promote a gender-enlightened and comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS and its impacts

Educate girls : fight AIDS

GLOBAL COALITION ON WOMEN AND AIDS
2005

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This paper advocates for the education of girls to help diminish their vulnerability to AIDS. It sets out the action needed of this from schools, national governments and international partners

Speaking out : a guide for advocates for children and young people with learning disabilities

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC)
VOICE UK
2005

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Speaking out is a guide aimed at advocates for children and young people with learning disabilities. It explains what makes a good advocate and what doesn’t, and refers to important issues such as respect, independence, information sharing and promoting the rights of children and young persons with disabilities. Although primarily aimed at disability rights advocates in the UK, this guide can be useful to anyone working with children and young people with learning disabilities

Human subject regulations decision charts

OFFICE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS (OHRP)
September 2004

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These graphic aids are a guide to help decide if a research activity involving human subjects needs to be reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) under the requirements of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The charts specify the following: whether an activity is research that must be reviewed by an IRB, whether the review may be performed by expedited procedures, and whether informed consent or its documentation may be waived. This document is useful for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and others who are conducting research with human subjects

Wealth gap in health

POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU (PRB)
May 2004

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Despite imporvements in public health in the last half-century, large disparities in health exist between and within countries. Differences among socio-economic groups can be pronounced, but are easily masked by national data that are used for monitoring and reporting progress. A recent analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme provides clear evidence of the gap between rich and poor in a range of health and population indicators. This wallchart uses the recent research and analysis to shed light on how the poorest women and children are faring compared with their better-off peers. Selected health and population indicators are provided for 53 developing countries, including fertility, infant and child mortality, nutrition, and the use of family planning and other health services

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