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Fixing health systems : linking research, development, systems, and partnerships

SAVIGNY, Don de
et al
2008

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Describes the process and lessons learned from the Tanzania Essential Health Intervention Project (TEHIP). This intervention used research to support the development of health care interventions aimed at the local burden of disease priorities. Local demographic surveillance helped to establish health intervention priorities in two districts, and then simple, computer-based 'burden of disease profiling tools' were used to help decide the allocation of budgets. The result was a large decrease in mortality rates, particularly among children and an increase in patient satisfaction and attendance at clinics

Inside voices : CBR workers stories

OKUNE, Joan
Ed
2006

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This book is an output from three CBR writing workshops held in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi with the aim to facilitate the capacity of CBR workers to communicate their experiences thus increasing documentation of CBR practices in Africa. The book contains articles based on participants’ experience of CBR and is useful to anyone interested in CBR experiences in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi

With the support of multitudes : using strategic communication to fight poverty through PRSPs

MOZAMMEL, Masud
ODUGBEMI, Sina
Eds
2005

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This book is timely and relevant. It makes the crucial point that while building support for Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) is vital to success, such support will not happen without planned, deliberate and sustained efforts to involve the citizenry in an open and inclusive process of two-way communication. This is what is meant by strategic communication. The book gives case studies from all over the world, provides good graphical analysis to prove findings. It was produced in order to improve the chances of success of PRSs in two ways; to show policymakers how strategic communication can help them to achieve some of their objectives in formulating and executing effective PRSs; and to give those actively engaged in the execution of PRSPs guidance on best practice as well as lessons from a community of practice spread around the world

Building bridges with SIPAA : lessons from an African response to HIV and AIDS

DUNN, Alison
HEALTHLINK WORLDWIDE
2005

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This document examines the key lessons from the Support to the International Partnership against AIDS in Africa (SIPAA) programme implemented between 2001 and 2005 in nine African countries. The programme's main focus was on African leadership and ownership, involvement and participation of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS and mobilisation of national and regional partners. Lessons learned include: meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS; supporting associations according to potential rather than proven track record; networks support; support for local leaders; making connections through National AIDS Councils; building strong partnerships; sharing information and knowledge across Africa; making the most of African skills and resources

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in African public library services

ROSENBURG, Diana
July 2004

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This article concerns the use of computers in public libraries in developing countries. To investigate the current level of use of ICTs and plans for the future within the public library environment, a survey was undertaken of 22 public library services in ten English-speaking African countries. The results indicate great disparities in the level of access to computers between the countries, and within country, and indicate a need for more funding and appropriate training

Autonomy or dependence? North-south NGO partnerships

BREHM, Vicky Mancuso
July 2004

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This paper describes research undertaken by INTRAC into the relationships between northern and southern NGOs working in partnership. It summarises European and southern perspectives on partnership based on research and three case studies, and draws out the key themes. It concludes with some recommendations, especially around funding, accountability/transparency, and working together as organisations rather than pairings of individuals or departments

Conference 2003 : reproductive health from disaster to development

MATTHEWS, Julia
KRAUSE, Sandra
CHYNOWETH, Sarah
December 2003

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Provides the proceedings of the conference along with the presentations that were made. The presentations provide information on specific activities, projects or research, along with the methods used, the findings and the implications for future work (lessons learned)

Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS using a community-led rights-based approach : a case study of ACORD Tanzania

AMOATEN, Susan
August 2003

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This is a case study produced by ACORD in Tanzania. It examines the process and effects of a series of initiatives and interventions designed with the aim of creating an "AIDS-competent" society. The interventions used a rights-based approach; involving the three principles of accountability, empowerment and participation. The study gives the background to ACORD's work in Tanzania, discusses programmes in Karagwe (a semi-rural area) and Mwanza (an urban shanty area) and then examines the characteristics common to both programmes. The programmes include such elements as gender relations, legal rights, micro-credit and income generation opportunities and anti-discrimination and -marginalisation strategies. The programmes worked closely with and reinforced already-existing local structures, such as village tribal committees or semi-official "Street Committees"

Open source software : take it or leave it? The status of open source software in Africa : a study towards informed decision-making on ICT platforms

BRUGGINK, Martin
June 2003

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This report explores the current status and opportunities for open source software for organisations in Burkina Faso, Uganda and Tanzania, and posits possible migration scenarios (from proprietary towards open source software) and discusses what arguments should play a role in deciding to switch platforms. Includes a useful mock- question and answer session about open source from the perspectives of an NGO director, a chief information officer, and ICT specialist, and a marketing assistant

Education and HIV/AIDS : a sourcebook of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes

WORLD BANK. Education Team
2003

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Education sectors of affected countries are playing an increasingly important role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This sourcebook aims to support efforts by countries to strengthen the role of the education sector in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. It provides concise summaries of programmes around Africa, highlighting the main elements of the programme as well as what lessons can be learned from them

Advocacy [whole issue]

2003

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This issue of the Coordinators' Notebook has two main sections: an extensive article entitled 'Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilisation on Behalf of Young Children', and a series of case studies of projects in the Caribbean, Pakistan, East Africa, Brazil, Tanzania and the USA. It addresses issues including: the different dimensions of advocacy for early childhood care and development, expanding the view of what constitutes advocacy on behalf of young children; the role of communication in moving agenda and practice forward; and the purposes and roles of advocacy

Children, HIV/AIDS and communication in South Africa : a literature review

FOX Susan
OYOSI Salome
PARKER Warren
May 2002

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This literature review covers key issues relating to children aged 3-12 and HIV/AIDS, including discrimination, grief, children's rights, and knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS. The impact on the child, family and community is discussed in detail, particularly in terms of the psycho-social impact of bereavement and how this impacts on the child at different stages in its development. Various community programmes within southern Africa are highlighted, which support children to develop life skills. The influence, role and practice of the media in working with and reaching children is addressed, and case studies of South African media projects such as Soul Buddyz and Takalani Sesame are provided

Training for work in the informal sector : new evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

HAAN, Hans Christiaan
2002

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This study is a collection of literature surveys and case studies that discusses the effectiveness of ILO training for people involved in informal micro and small enterprises (SME), especially focusing upon case studies from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The ILO provides trainings for the informal sector in development and transitional countries to enhance skill development. This document would be useful for practitioners interested in training for work in the informal sector

HIV/AIDS and security

CARBALLO, M
CILLONIZ, J
BRAUNSCHWEIG, S
2001

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This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting national and human security. It looks at the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the military and other uniformed services, what is known about the incidence / prevalence of the problem, and where and why military personnel are most vulnerable. It also reviews what some of the main international agencies and NGOs are doing in this field and provides information on selected case studies

Investing in our future : psychosocial support for children affected by HIV / AIDS : a case study in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania

FOX, Susan
2001

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic has had an enormous impact on children. Coping with the cumulative impact of over 17 million AIDS deaths on orphans and other survivors, on communities, and on national development is an enormous challenge, especially in African countries with social and health services already reeling from lack of human and financial resources. Hence, this report is intended for people concerned about and working with families affected with HIV/AIDS. Through providing examples of successful interventions being undertaken by organizations in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania, the report shares experiences of essential psychosocial support to children who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to stimulate new awareness of needs and to open new doors for action. Furthermore, it focuses on what can be done for the child of an infected parent before and after the parent dies, to enable the child to cope better with the situation. Thus, this report illustrates how networking between organizations enables them to collaborate in addressing a variety of children's issues that they could not tackle alone

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