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Community based approaches to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV : findings from a low income community in Kenya

KAAI, Susan-Baek
et al
August 2007

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This is the report of an intervention study in Kibera, an urban slum in Nairobi, to determine what effect three different community-based activities had on the utilisation of key prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. The interventions included moving services closer to the population via mobile clinics, as well as increasing psychosocial support through the use of traditional birth attendants and peer counsellors as PMTCT promoters

Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention campaign. Utilizing creative dramatized traditional Taita dance and music to increase public awareness about HIV/AIDS in Wongonyi community

MJOMBA, Leonard Majalia

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This work attempts to show how traditional Taita dance and music can creatively be utilised to sensitise and mobilise for social change in a rural community in Kenya. A horizontal model of communication aimed at steering clear of the conventional top-down models is proposed so that by empowering the rural people, it is anticipated that they will be able to transmit messages concerning reproductive health and HIV & AIDS prevention in a manner that makes the messages intelligible to them, and within themselves, for long periods of time such that it leads to individual and community behaviour change

Edutainment for development and sexual health [whole issue]


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This issue of Sexual Health Exchange includes articles on performance art / theatre for development projects in 12 countries. The diverse projects described tend to focus on social change as well as behaviour change communications, and range from peer education projects to edu-clowns to mass-media soap operas


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