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A handbook for network support agents and other community workers supporting HIV prevention, care, support and treatment

March 2009

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This manual is intended to help network support agents and other community workers be more effective in disseminating standardised information about HIV and AIDS. It "...emphasises the importance of the acquisition of knowledge, skills and the right attitude needed to identify the psychosocial needs of people of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and address these needs by giving information, counselling and appropriate referrals. Knowledge of counselling and psychosocial care, is combined as much as possible with prevention activities such as adopting HIV basic care positive prevention and adherence to treatment"

The Millennium Development Goals report 2008

UNITED NATIONS (UN)
2008

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This UN Report summarizes progress towards the Millennium Development Goals between 2000 and 2008, for the world as a whole and for various country groupings. It also considers factors that may affect future progress towards achieving the goals by 2015

The 10/90 report on health research 2001-2002

GLOBAL FORUM FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
2002

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Describes the relationships between health & health research, development, poverty alleviation and global security. Explores the idea of health research governance, and recent initiatives in this area. Reviews progress made in the field of priority-setting methodologies, including the 'combined approach matrix'. Gives overview of research priority areas, summarizes public and private investment in health research. Reviews efforts to build networks and partnerships in some priority areas

Effectiveness of two gender sensitisation strategies in RNTCP : a comparative study in Orissa

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
2002

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This paper describes a research project which aimed to assess the relative effectiveness of two gender sensitisation strategies for health providers involved in the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). The report analyses the two approaches in terms of their delivery of treatment and in terms of cost effectiveness. Its conclusions include: the need to emphasise poverty issues alongside gender issues and a suggestion to use mass media as well as targetted training. The report also calls for more longitudinal research

DOT or not? Implementation of directly observed treatment in six RNTCP districts of Orissa

ASIAN INFORMATION MARKETING ANS SOCIAL RESEARCH
2002

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This is a report of a research project which aimed to determine the extent to which medicine intake was supervised; the effects of unsupervised treatment; the relationship between patients and DOT providers and how it affects treatment; the gender differences in receiving DOT; the views of patients and DOT providers on the need for DOT; and the characteristics of a good DOT provider and good patient. Information was gathered through interviews, focus groups and a survey

Low utilisation of TB services by women : study in six districts of Orissa

NEW CONCEPT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
2002

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This is a report of research to identify reasons for low utilisation of Tuberculosis (TB) services by women. More specifically the objectives were to identify gender differences in perception and responses to symptoms of TB and gender differences in care-seeking patterns. It describes these patterns, and identifies barriers to care-seeking. It also recommends strategies for addressing the differences and the barriers identified

KC team : speak your world

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This website has health and development stories from Key Correspondents (KC) as well as tips about writing and posting stories. The KC Team is a vibrant network of more than 250 citizen journalists, from all walks of life, based in over 50 countries. They write about health and development issues affecting them and their communities and in doing so, ‘speak their world’. A large number are people living with HIV, TB or other health conditions. Together they help document local realities and give a voice to the voiceless. The aims of the KC Team are to: * Train and empower community voices by developing writing skills, critical analysis of information and advocacy reporting; * Increase people’s awareness of local/international HIV/AIDS/TB and other health issues by publishing KC articles through a range of multimedia platforms and supporting KCs with media outreach; * Enable grassroots involvement in national strategies on HIV/TB and health by documenting issues, producing policy briefs and publicising recommendations from KC stories; and * Document and publish local issues locally and globally through KC reporting of global, regional and national conferences and events. To become a Key Correspondent, register on the website

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