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Online resource for parents and carers of children with autism

March 2015

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An information resource for the parents, carers and any other health professionals involved in the welfare of children on the autism spectrum. Within this document, it is outlined what is meant by the term 'autism', possible signs to look for in assessing and diagnosing a condition on the spectrum, associated physical or mental impairments which can be associated with a condition on the spectrum, and finally how a healthcare or other relevant professional (eg. education) may be best able to manage the condition in a variety of conditions

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How rehabilitation can help people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa : an evidence-informed tool for rehab providers

Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation
University of Toronto
University of Zambia
March 2015

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The aim of this e-module (or pdf) is to enhance knowledge about HIV care among rehabilitation providers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to help address the needs of people living with HIV. The resource is divided into 5 sections: the role of rehabilitation in the context of HIV in SSA; what rehabilitation providers need to know about HIV in SSA; rehabilitation interventions that can help people living with HIV in SSA; what rehabilitation providers need to know about caring for children and youth living with HIV in SSA; concepts and tools for measuring rehabilitation outcomes in HIV in SSA. This current resource is a comprehensive adaptation of the 2014 Canadian e-Module for rehabilitation providers in Sub-Saharan Africa which was developed from "A Comprehensive Guide for the Care of Persons with HIV Disease (Module 7)", published by Health Canada and the Wellesley Central Hospital, Toronto, Canada, published in 1998.

Human Rights
December 2014

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Malezi AIDS Care Awareness Organization (MACAO) is a non-profit organization reaching out to neglected Indigenous people in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region of Northern Tanzania.  Macao founded in 2003, Macao is a humanitarian organization that provides assistance to approximately 200,000 Indigenous Maasai community in Ngorongoro district for addressing needs of water and sanitation, food security, health Care Research, Education, Research environment, Maasai Traditional Research, Human Rights and sustainable economic development by strengthening their livelihoods.  In addition to responding to major relief situations, MACAO focuses on long-term community development through over 4 Area Development Project. We welcome the donors and volunteers to join us in this programs, we are wolking in ruro villages.

The magic bus : a flipbook on the basics of HIV and AIDS

March 2009

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This is a flipbook designed as an educational aid for carers and counsellers to educate children between the ages of eight and 14 on the basic facts of HIV and AIDS and how they can protect themselves against the disease. The book is colourful, fun and easy to follow and while it has been developed in an Indian context, can be used in any environment where HIV and AIDS education is needed

Theory to practice cards and checklists


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This is an introduction to the theory behind using picture cards as an educational and sensitisation tool with children affected by HIV and AIDS. It offers a detailed introduction to, and practical examples of, communicating with children and providing psychosocial support. The activities are set out clearly and are easy to follow and implement

Coordinating with communities : workshop facilitation notes


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These guidelines have been developed to support facilitators in creating workshops based on an action-planning process for the development of specific country plans on involvement of the community sector in national AIDS coordinating bodies and processes. This booklet is arranged in two parts: a section on planning the workshops and a section containing workshop facilitation notes

Peer education : outreach, communication and negotiation. Training module


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Peer education plays a key role in the prevention of HIV, being a very effective tool in settings and among groups that professional practitioners are not able or do not have the resources to reach. It entails carrying out informal or structured educational activities with individuals or groups of peers, over a period of time. This manual is designed to help potential peer educators to develop the necessary qualities, skills and knowledge. The manual consists of 28 sessions, to be covered in six days but which can be easily adapted for different training needs. Provides a comprehensive overview of the HIV/AIDS peer educator profile, including qualities and responsibilities involved, medical information on HIV and AIDS, prevention, counselling and testing. Includes a resource pack with participatory tool cards for interpersonal communication and facilitating behavioural change

UNESCO guidelines on language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related materials

January 2006

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This document contains guidelines on the use of language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related documents and contexts. As stigma and discrimination are often attached to the disease, the use of culturally-sensitive and appropriate terminology and ethical considerations in the production of materials are vital. Contains seven tables addressing commonly used terminology; stigmatising terms and expressions; culturally sensitive language; precision and differentiation of certain terms; cultural issues and practices; audio and visual content. Table 5 presents some specific examples. Each problematic term or approach is briefly discussed and provided with an alternative/preferred substitute. These guidelines are an essential tool for anyone working in the field of HIV and AIDS

The elective pack : the medical student's guide to essential international health and development

HOPE, Rebecca

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This pack is aimed at medical students travelling to developing countries on their elective but can also be helpful to anyone interested in global health issues. It introduces the actors, issues and processes in international health in an informative and understandable way. Chapters provide brief overviews of challenging issues such as communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, essential medicines, nutrition and water and conflict and health

CD-ROMs on health, disability and development


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This is a Key list of CD-ROMs relating to international health, disability and development which are available free or at low cost to people in developing countries. CD-ROMs are listed by subject and each entry includes a short abstract and contact details of where to get hold of it. A range of resources are included such as toolkits, manuals, teaching materials, and topic-specific collections of publications and best practices on issues such as malaria, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, etc

AIDS curriculum : badge curriculum on HIVAIDS


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An HIV/AIDS curriculum for girls and young women, with a range of notes and fact sheets for 'leaders' and activities for different age ranges; 10-12, 13-15, 15 and over

Games for adolescent reproductive health : an international handbook


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This handbook outlines how games can be used to provide youth with information and skills about sex and sexuality to protect them from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, rape, and emotional and physical violence. It includes contributions from adolescent health experts around the world, including relevant theory, 45 games to play, card sets to photocopy and cut out, and tips on how to create your own games

The right to health


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A cartoon booklet which explains about human rights and health. It is aimed at children

Gender sensitivity checklist

BUNCH, Megan M

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This checklist has been compiled to provide individuals involved in HIV and AIDS prevention programmes and policies with a tool to assess whether their work is sensitive to the needs of women, men, girls, and boys. The checklist can be used in the development and/or implementation of an HIV and AIDS prevention programme or policy. In addition, the checklist can be used to assess the gender sensitivity of organisations that implement such programmes and policies. It would be useful to programme and policy developers and health trainers

Happy ever afters : a storybook guide to teaching children about disability


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This books gives a framework for examining children's fiction for out-dated or erroneous portrayals of disability. This book: explains how certain familiar storybooks can be interpreted to highlight major disability awareness concepts; suggests how these can be used to promote discussion about disability with children, for early years to adolescence; shows how to identify texts which create misleading ideas about disability; indicates how disability interests can be included in a number of curriculum areas

HIV stress in primary school teachers in Zambia

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A study was made of stress factors experienced by primary school teachers in Zambia after they had attended a course on stress management and counselling skills. Their pupils were significantly affected by poverty, death and illness of parents, fellow-pupils and teachers, teenage sex and pregnancy, violence in the home and, among girls, low self-esteem. The HIV epidemic had a major bearing on these factors, and there were wide-ranging effects on the teachers' own lives. Despite the training they had been given, many teachers felt that they could not adequately counsel their pupils on these matters. The teachers were in need of continuing support and training to enable them to cope with this aspect of their work

Development of participatory health education materials for community volunteers and project supervisors and trainers : WaterAid Ghana programme | Lessons learned from NGO experiences in the water and sanitation sector

QUAYE, Silas

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Describes the progress and lessons learned from a project in Ghana to develop appropriate health education materials. The training of supervisors and trainers in participatory facilitation skills was identified as a key issue: 'the production of the materials [using participatory approaches] without training on how to use them will not yield the desired results'



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