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Making sense of research : developing critical appraisal skills

MURPHY, Colleen
et al
2003

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Critical appraisal is the process of assessing and interpreting evidence by systematically considering its validity, results and relevance. The pointers and tips in this primer should help readers evaluate research and make more informed decisions. The examples are geared mostly to quantitative, clinical research on HIV/AIDS

Paediatric HIV infection and AIDS

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

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Provides information about how HIV is transmitted to children, and guidelines on prevention of mother-to-child-transmission and reducing the impact of HIV on children

The selection of essential medicines

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
June 2002

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Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. This leaflet looks at the policy and relevance of the concept of essential medicines, how they can be selected, and how to implement a national list of essential medicines

Dealing with advocacy : a practical guide

VAN KAMPEN, Joke
2002

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A basic guide on why NGOs need advocacy, in the field of reproductive rights (but easily applicable to other contexts). Defines advocacy as a process that leads to broader access to services (increased capacity). Describes the components of a succesful advocacy campaign and how to integrate advocacy into your NGO's daily work

Disabled children in South Africa : progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child 2002

LANSDOWN, Gerison
2002

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Despite the explicit inclusion of disability as a ground for protection against discrimination in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the reality of disabled children remains largely unchanged in most countries of the world. South Africa, which has introduced a framework of progressive legislation and strategies, provides an interesting model from which to assess progress and possibilities for change. This is an interesting resource for policy makers, planners and CBR managers

Lipodystrophy

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2002

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An informative booklet covering two problems that can occur with combination therapy: changes in body fat and changes in metabolism. Discusses potential causes, consequences, and treatments

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

Glossary

NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM)
2002

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Explains common medical and scientific words that are used to describe HIV medicine. Designed to help HIV positive people understand HIV therapies and their treatment options

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

Dealing with media : a practical guide

VAN KAMPEN, Joke
2002

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Concise, practical advice for dealing with media, developed by the EC/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia, but applicable to NGOs anywhere. Discusses the benefits of having a media strategy and a relationship with the media. Outlines the steps to developing a media strategy, including defining your message and your target audiences, and building up effective contacts. Finally advises on how to deal with hostile media/negative media coverage

Advanced dealing with media : a practical guide

VAN KAMPEN, Joke
2002

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Practical advice for using media to raise an organisation's profile, generate support and fundraising, and stimulate discussion. Discusses news releases and feature stories, interviews, conference presentations, press conferences and press tours

The right to health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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

The right to health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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

Initiatives for deaf education (in the Third world)

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK (EENET)
November 2001

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The following booklets were developed at INITIATIVES workshops. Three booklets reflect the recommendations made at the workshop in Beni Sueif, Egypt, 1997. The fourth contains the recommendations of the workshop held in India in 1994. The titles of the booklets are:
Issues and Recommendations for Interpreters;
Issues and Recommendations for Parents;
Issues and Recommendations for Sign Language; and
Issues and Recommendations for Teachers

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