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Clinical trials

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2002

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An informative booklet designed to help people living with HIV in deciding whether or not to take part in a clinical trial

Anti-HIV drugs

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2002

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Provides basic information about the drugs that fight HIV (antiretrovirals), considering dosing, side effects, drug interactions and drug resistance

Viral load & CD4

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2002

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Provides information about blood tests known as viral load and CD4 counts, intended to help HIV positive people decide when to start treatment, and to monitor the effects of treatment

HIV/AIDS mother-to-child transmission and breastfeeding : report of an expert consultation

HASLEGRAVE, Marianne
Ed
2002

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Report of a meeting of experts on breastfeeding and mother-to-child transmission (MCTC) of HIV from the UK and other Commonwealth countries, organised by the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) and the Commonwealth Association for Mental Handicap and Developmental Disabilities (CAMHADD). Includes summaries of presentations made, and 12 recommendations to Commonwealth Heads of Government and Ministers of Health

Keeping the promise : summary of the declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
2002

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In June 2001, governments from around the world met for a special UN session on HIV/AIDS. This was the first of its kind. Participating governments agreed this declaration as a global and national response to HIV, containing ambitious indicators of achievements. The document can be used as an advocacy tool in holding governments to account

Working together : the global search for an AIDS vaccine. An anthology of IAVI Report articles

KAHN, Patricia
Ed
2002

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This anthology consists of seven articles on HIV vaccine research from the IAVI Report, the newsletter of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Several focus on advocacy and the experience of AIDS activists in vaccine development in Brazil and South Africa. Others approach vaccine research from a scientific perspective, looking at trials with drug users, experience of women in vaccine trials and development in Kenya and HIV transmission by breastfeeding. The final article reports on the Global Economic Forum Discussion on global AIDS vaccine delivery

Child health research : a foundation for improving child health

DABIS, François
et al
2002

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This report discusses the role of medical research in child health improvement, highlighting how new knowledge has lead to action and action, in turn, to research. Research findings have contributed to reduce child morbidity and mortality by leading to significant achievements in diarrhoea management, breastfeeding promotion, prevention of mother-to-child transmission and remedying vitamin A deficiency. However, research and information systems need now to address four crucial causes of child poor health: low birth weight, nutrition, environmental factors and poverty. Research findings about these crucial risk factors should inform public health programmes and help identify feasible goals. The report calls for more investments to broaden the research capacity of resource-constrained countries to ensure health policies are responsive to local needs

False dawn : why the proposed global fund will disappoint millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in poor countries

CHRISTIAN AID
June 2001

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This article discusses the 'inherent flaws' in the idea of setting up a global fund to fight HIV/AIDS and other major diseases. It frames these as poverty-related, rather than health problems and describes the funding shortfall for development against G8 commitments. It gives examples of community-led responses concludes that the international community should re-focus on funding, and reforming, existing programmes and approaches rather than risk repeating mistakes in a new global fund

AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief : a toolkit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS programmes into development instruments

ADEYI, Olusoji
et al
March 2001

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This toolkit adds to the knowledge base to support analysts and decision-makers in their work to mainstream HIV/AIDS as a major item on countries' development agenda, and mobilize the resources needed to expand promising interventions and approaches in the fight against the epidemic. The toolkit offers a unifying framework for analysing HIV/AIDS in the context of PRSPs, as well as examples of how the issue has been treated in the first generation of PRSPs, interim PRSPs and debt relief agreements. It gives country officials and their partners highly relevant information that they can use in developing inputs for similar documents in their own countries. [adapted from Foreword]

Education for all and children who are excluded

BERNARD, Anne
2001

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This thematic study was produced in preparation for the World Education Forum on education for all held in Dakar in Senegal in 2000. The final product was published in 2001 following the Forum. Millions of children are excluded from education through poverty, disability, ethnic difference and gender issues. Two thirds of the 130 million million primary school age children not in school are girls. This report discusses education at all levels from early childhood development through to primary school and secondary school with respect to the most vulnerable groups: girls, children in war, indigenous children, children with disabilities and children with HIV/AIDS. It looks at lessons from good practice and debates the way forward for a more inclusive approach. It is aimed at policy makers and programme makers

Sexual and reproductive health briefing cards

FAMILY CARE INTERNATIONAL (FCI)
2000

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A series of briefing cards on sexual and reproductive health issues, covering the topics: rights-based approach; life cycle approach; violence against women; safe motherhood; unwanted pregnancy; unsafe abortion; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; STDs/HIV/AIDS, and fertility and population growth. Each topic includes a brief section on 'committments to action'; 'problems at a glance'; and 'areas for action'

Management of the child with a serious infection or severe malnutrition : guidelines for care at the first-referral level in developing countries

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development
2000

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A manual for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines, prepared by experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. The manual focuses on the inpatient management of the major causes of childhood mortality, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, severe malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, measles, and related conditions. It is part of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

Management of the child with a serious infection or severe malnutrition : guidelines for care at the first-referral level in developing countries

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH)
2000

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A manual for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines, prepared by experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. The manual focuses on the inpatient management of the major causes of childhood mortality, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, severe malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, measles, and related conditions. It is part of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

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