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National response to disability and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

GRANT, Kitty
February 2010

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Although people with disabilities are often at increased risk of exposure to HIV, this policy brief outlines that less than half of the national strategic plans in Eastern and Southern Africa recognise disability as an issue of concern. Recommendations are provided to governments and civil society on how to address the issue effectively. This policy brief would be useful to people interested in HIV policies in Africa

A handbook on best practices regarding HIV and AIDS for people with disabilities : services, policy advocacy, programming

NDUTA, Sarah
et al
November 2009

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This handbook aims to further increase awareness of HIV and AIDS for people with disabilities, to share knowledge and to provide examples of best practices. It also examines the impact of the AIDS epidemic on people with disabilities and advocates inclusion of people with disabilities to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The handbook is divided into four chapters, each addressing a specific topic in reference to best practices for Disability and HIV and AIDS. Case studies are provided for each topic. The categories of disabilities covered in the handbook are the deaf, visually impaired, physically and intellectually challenged. This handbook is useful for organisations, policy makers, disabled people's organisations and donors interested in Disability and HIV and AIDS

The development of programme strategies for integration of HIV, food and nutrition activities in refugee settings

KIRKCALDY, Ellen Mathys
et al

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In 2003, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a joint effort to develop, through multi-site field research in refugee communities in Africa, a set of strategies for using food and nutrition-based interventions to support HIV prevention, care, treatment and support for people living with HIV. This document discusses the process and findings of that initiative, whose value for best practices is found in the collaborative, field-driven methodology as well as in the findings and output

Mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS work


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This manual aims to build knowledge and practical skills among facilitators who train representatives of southern African AIDS Service Organisations, NGOs and CBOs that want to mainstream gender in their HIV and AIDS organisations, policies and programmes. It is divided into five parts: key gender concepts; introduction to gender mainstreaming and gender analysis; mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS organisations; mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS programmes; and mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS policies. Each part contains training activities together with notes for facilitators, handouts and helpful information on conducting the training. The five parts can be used flexibly, either all together in sequence, or seperately, to fit different training needs

China HIV/AIDS information network (CHAIN)


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China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) hosts an extensive website which provides an online gateway to CHAIN's resources. The web-based search engine allows users to search for materials in either electronic form or access a summary of materials unavailable electronically. CHAIN is currently expanding its online, searchable Chinese database which will allow individuals from all sectors of Chinese society to search and access CHAIN's extensive online database and download materials, or order them from the CHAIN resource centre online


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