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Alleviating the burden of responsibility : men as providers of community-based HIV/AIDS care and support in Lesotho

NEWMAN, Constance
September 2009

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This is an overview of a study of men as providers of HIV and AIDS care and support in Lesotho to help address the problems of occupational segregation with regards to human resources for health. Such inequality ..."impedes the development of robust health workforces. In the era of HIV/AIDS, this makes for inequities, inefficiencies and missed opportunities by creating barriers to health workforce entry and limiting the possible pool of formal and nonformal health workers. In Lesotho, as in many other countries, the HIV and AIDS care burden falls on the shoulders of women and girls in unpaid, invisible household and community work. This gender inequity in [human resources for health] needs to be addressed to ensure fair and sustainable responses to the need for home- and community-based HIV/AIDS care and support"

Challenging assumptions : breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS

March 2008

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This policy brief considers the risks of HIV transmission from mother to child through breastfeeding, and the benefits of breast milk in preventing child malnutrition and morbidity and mortality in the first two years of life

Tuberculosis : a global threat

FISCHER, Christine

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This briefing gives an overview of tuberculosis (TB), transmission, diagnosis, treatment, the links with poverty, multi-drug resistance, TB and AIDS, TB research, and drug research

Anti-corruption in the health sector : preventing drug diversion through supply chain management

VIAN, Taryn
October 2006

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This case-based brief describes how the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (the US PEPFAR initiative) and the related Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project are working to increase transparency and provide a secure, high-quality supply of HIV/AIDS drugs to developing countries in Africa and Asia. Drug supply is an essential component of health care systems, accounting for 10-30 percent of health care costs. Drugs can be expensive, and willingness to pay for drugs is high, creating the danger that employees will divert drugs for re-packaging and sale in the grey market, or for personal use

HIV and hepatitis

CARTER, Michael

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This booklet is aimed at people with HIV who also have hepatitis B or hepatitis C, viruses which can cause serious disease of the liver. It provides information which may help people discuss their health with their health care provider, but is not intended to replace health care

HIV therapy


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"The British HIV Association (BHIVA) is the UK's professional body for doctors who care for people with HIV and AIDS. BHIVA produces guidelines on how the medical care of people with HIV should be managed. Recently, BHIVA has agreed revised practice guidelines for 2005/6 on the use of drugs given to treat HIV infection. This booklet has been written to help you decide what questions to ask your doctor about any course of treatment you might be considering. We don't intend for it to replace discussion with your doctor about treatment"

Tuberculosis : frequently asked questions


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This booklet written in Hindi provides information about TB, how TB is spread, diagnosed and treated. Questions related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI), BCG vaccination and TB in HIV positive persons are also discussed. It also covers the WHO approved methodology of TB control, DOTS and what role TB patients can play in control of the disease. The Health and Development Initiative-India feels that this booklet will be of use to TB treatment supervisors, community and public health nurses working in TB control, health educators and TB programme managers in developed countries with sizeable Indian populations such as USA, Canada and Europe


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