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

FOX, Susan
OYOSI, Salome
PARKER, Warren
May 2002

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This list of books, articles and reports covers five topics: Policies, rights and statistics; Community and family impacts; Community and family responses; Children and communication; HIV/AIDS communication. Entries are carefully selected and many include thorough abstracts. It supports a literature review (also available online). It is searchable online through the CADRE website www.cadre.org.za

Unveiling darkness : situation analysis on disaster and disability issues in the coastal belt of Bangladesh

CENTRE FOR SERVICES AND INFORMATION ON DISABILITY (CSID)
2002

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The objective of this study was to study the situation of disabled people living in the coastal belt of Bangladesh to find out the understanding of local people on disabiliy issues; study the soci-economic status of disabled people; and analyse the situation of disabled people immediately before, during and after natural disasters

Human development report 2002 : deepening democracy in a fragmented world

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
2002

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This report studies the allocation of resources around the world, and links this to the political environment - in particular, the spread of democracy over the past twenty or so years. The report contains statistical information and graphics to illustrate many aspects of development

HIV/AIDS : a resource for journalists

SOUL CITY INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION
et al
2002

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A consice handbook to help journalists cover HIV/AIDS in an effective and responsible manner. Provides South African-based contacts, websites and basic information on a wide range of HIV-related issues

HIV/AIDS : Implications for poverty reduction

LOEWENSON, Rene
WHITESIDE, Alan
2002

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This publication focuses on mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on social and economic development. It explores the devastating and multifaceted socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS and identifies five priorities for action: preventing collapse of essential public services; intensifying and adapting poverty reduction efforts; protecting educational achievements; mitigating the impact on labour productivity and supply; promoting opportunities for women. Each of these is described in turn. The paper concludes with a call for natural leadership and international support. Successful examples of such leadership are cited as Uganda, Thailand, Senegal, and Botswana

Report of the second meeting of the Global Alliance to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS
2002

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This meeting was an opportunity for Global Alliance members to take stock of activities related to lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination programmes at country, regional and global levels. This report aims to capture the basic elements of the discussion at the meeting. The aim was to enable the Alliance to build on progress to date and scale up coverage to ensure that by 2020 LF is eliminated. It is a useful resource for health managers

Outcome mapping : building learning and reflection into development programmes

EARL, Sarah
CARDEN, Fred
SMUTYLO, Terry
2002

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Assessing the impact of the efforts of a single external development agency is problematic because changes in the well-being of beneficiaries occur as a result of a ‘confluence of events’. Outcome mapping is a dynamic methodology that looks at the contribution an agency has made at project, programme or organisational level to influence the processes leading to changes in the behaviour, relationships, actions and activities of people and organisations. According to the authors, development is about people relating to each other and their environment. Outcome mapping is therefore a monitoring and evaluation system for current and completed activities and provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding changes and assessing efforts. It is based on principles of participation, iterative learning and evaluative thinking throughout.
This book includes a thorough explanation of the outcome mapping approach, and provides detailed information on workshop design and facilitation, as well as numerous worksheets and examples

Young people and HIV/AIDS : opportunity in crisis

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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More than half the new HIV infections globally are in people between 15 and 24 years old. This report contains HIV indicators for 60 countries, demonstrating the need to give top priority to investing in the well-being of young people and engaging them in the fight against HIV/AIDS

World report on violence and health

KRUG, Etienne G
Eds
2002

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This report raises the awareness of the potential to address the root causes of violence in society. It provides an analysis of the the factors that lead to violence, and the possible responses of different sectors in society. A key requirement ot tackle violence in society is to base any prevention activities on research and best evidence. Any intervention needs to be collaborative, involving a wide range of professional expertise from medicine, psychology, criminology, education and economics

State of the world's children 2003

BELLAMY, Carol
2002

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The State of the World's Children 2003 reports on child participation - the ‘right’ of every child at every age, the responsibility of governments, organizations and families, and a way to promote tolerance, respect for human rights, an appreciation of diversity and peace. The report showcases examples from every region of the world of how things are different when children’s viewpoints are taken into account. Photos and artwork are by children. The report includes nine tables, including a new addition on HIV/AIDS, and three maps, which together present a comprehensive set of economic and social indicators on the well-being of children worldwide

Human rights of persons with intellectual disability : country report Czech Republic

SISKA, Jan
January 2002

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This country report is one of the main outcomes of an Inclusion Europe project which was conducted in partnership with 8 local organisations of people with intellectual disability. Each chapter in the report describes the legislation, government policy, statistical info, views of NGOs and reactions of persons with intellectual disability and their parents on the subjects. The report also looks at the situation surrounding : awareness of the general public, employment, treatment and residential institutions

Index for inclusion : developing learning and participation in schools

BOOTH, Tony
AINSCOW, Mel
2002

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The Index for Inclusion is a set of materials to guide schools through a process of inclusive school development. It is about building supportive communities and fostering high achievement for all staff and students.
This second edition manual comes with practical advice and questionnaires to help make schools more inclusive

From early child development to human development : investing in our children's future

YOUNG, Mary Eming
Ed
2002

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This conference report addresses the benefits and challenges of investing in early childhood development. Programmes that invest in children's basic needs: health, nutrition, emotional and intellectual development help ensure children's progress in primary school, through secondary school and then into the workforce.This in turn can help break the cycle of poverty. It concludes that the effectiveness of ECD programmes should be continually evaluated, and a deliberately planned global coalition to fund ECD initiatives should be pursued. The publication includes essential resource information that includes descriptions and case studies of successful early childhood development programmes throughout the world. Written in an accessible style, it is aimed at policymakers and practitioners

Revising the United Nations census : recommendations on disability

2002

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This paper describes the issues concerned with the revision of the disability section of the United Nations' Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses. The discussion includes how the newly published international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) can be incorporated in the recommendations. Issues for consideration are:
- new approaches in defining disability;
- a new list of types of disabilities based on the ICF;
- improving the wording and structure of questions to identify persons with disabilities;
- improving the dialogue between users and producers; and
- the need to perform cognitive and quantitative testing of questions on disability.
The paper also gives an overview of how countries have used the census to collect data on disability and underlines the advantages and disadvantages of its use highlighting its importance in the collection of information on persons with disabilities particularly in developing countries

Language and cultural issues in surveys of the European Union : a short description and an example of fundamental problems and practical solutions

OYEN, H VAN
et al
2002

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Social statistics are a difficult task when comparing countries that are using different languages and have different social systems. The experience from the European Union shows that there are ways around this problem: but the different countries have to agree first on a conceptual framework, standard instruments and common methods of analysis. The example of the European Union describes a possible use of these tools

Hidden suffering : disabilities from pregnancy and childbirth in less developed countries

ASHFORD, Lori
2002

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"This document discusses disabilities resulting from pregnancy and childbirth in less developed countries. It describes the causes of maternal disabilities as well as some of the major disabilities that may result from pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications, and presents the impact on infant and child health, consequences for families and societies, interventions to improve maternal health and the benefits of interventions"

WHO vaccine-preventable diseases : monitoring system. 2001 global summary

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Department of Vaccines and Biologicals
October 2001

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This global summary is divided into two sections. The first provides information on the reported incidence of vaccine preventable diseases on a regional basis, and the second part contains individual country profiles, indicators of the performance of immunization systems, and a time series of the reported incidence and immunization coverage for all countries

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