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Early childhood counts : a programming guide on early childhood care for development

EVANS, Judith L
MYERS, Rober G
ILFELD, Ellen M
Ed
2000

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This extensive resource guide and handbook is designed to help development professionals, programme planners, trainers, policy makers and child advocates to develop integrated approaches to working with young children living in poverty. It is organised into seven sections: the basics of early childhood development; needs assessment; setting project goals and objectives; choosing an appropriate approach; creating the infrastructure to deliver services; evaluation; and costs and financing.

HIV, health and your community : a guide for action

GRANICH, Reuben
MERMIN, Jonathan
1999

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Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities, this book has been written to be easily accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and the care of those with AIDS. Topics range from the biology of the virus to designing prevention programs, from the epidemiology of the disease to writing grant proposals. The authors discuss explicitly the risk factors for infection and suggest helpful methods for explaining them and assisting people to change their behaviour. An appendix aimed at readers with medical training discusses common HIV-related illnesses and their treatment

Programming and evaluation for psychosocial programmes

AGER, Alastair
1999

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Resources supporting the planning and implementation of humanitarian and development assistance projects are relevant for the planning of psychosocial programmes. The principles are described in this short paper and these are addresses two questions: "What are we seeking to achieve?" and "What is the best way of going about this?". Logical framework analysis is applied to psychosocial programmes, including indicators of success. The paper shows that evaluation is best addressed at the planning stage. With commitment, imagination and foresight many of the principles outlined can be addressed in the most complex circumstances.There is a focus on social aspects, children and participation

Communications framework for HIV/AIDS : a new direction

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
1999

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This framework, the product of a participatory research project on the use of communications for HIV prevention, finds conventional communications that focus on behaviour change limited in their scope and effectiveness. It questions the relationship between knowledge and behaviour, and the stress in ‘behaviour change’ communication on individual change. For sustainable change, the influence of a number of domains of social context need to be addressed, including: political and policy frameworks, gender, socio-economic status, spirituality and religion, and culture. It builds on these domains to create broad regional strategies for communications in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Its suggestions for future national strategies combine interpersonal communication and mass media in key areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and care. It stipulates that participatory processes are central to designing and operationalising national strategies

Orphan programming in Zambia : developing a strategy for very young children in Zambia

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
July 1998

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This is a report of an assessment of UNICEF's programming in Zambia for children in general and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The assessment follows the release of the report "Children on the Brink", which was a wake up call to the international development community. The report discusses current programmes and opportunities for expanded programming with government personnel, NGOs, business and private sector associations, other UN agencies and bilateral donors operating in Zambia. It also extensively reviews literature and documentation

Helping health workers learn : a book of methods, aids, and ideas for instructors at the village level

WERNER, David
BOWER, Bill
1998

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This book on community health education provides a people-centered approach to health care and presents strategies for effective community involvement through participatory approaches. It discusses methods and experiences from at least 35 countries are discussed, focusing on the educational rather than medical. Activities suggested for the most effective and enjoyable community education include theatre, drawing, flannel boards, and other low-cost, popular teaching aids. It contains many illustrations, and is written in an accessible style

HIV/AIDS networking guide

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (ICASO)
1997

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A comprehensive resource for individuals and organisations who wish to build, strengthen or sustain a network

Public education in rational drug use : a global survey

FRESLE, Daphne
WOLFHEIM, Cathy
1997

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There is a well-evidenced need for public education in the appropriate use of drugs, with potential benefits to the individual, community and policy-makers. This study looks at public education interventions in rational drug use in order to identify the type and rationale of such public education activities; how the activities are planned, implemented and evaluated; success rates; facilitating and constraining factors; organisations and bodies; areas which require further investigation / support; and how to best take public education forward. The report makes recommendations regarding funding for such activities, advocacy, training and tools, coalitions and partnerships, reporting / evaluation, and infrastructure

Understanding community-based rehabilitation

WORKING GROUP ON CBR OF THE REGIONAL INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (RICAP) SUBCOMMITTEE ON DISABILITY-RELATED CONCERNS
1997

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This publication focuses on understanding community-based rehabilitation (CBR). It outlines the multi-sectoral approach, programme criteria, the components of CBR programmes, and the sectors and roles for the development and implementation of CBR. It concludes with a summary highlighting seven different components and seven relevant sectors of CBR. This report is useful to anyone interested in CBR

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