This article explores the work of SAATHII - Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India - a non-profit organisation launched in 2000 to facilitate dialogue among the diverse sectors involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS in India. The author reports on the organisation's use of various ICTs to provide information in a range of ways to activists, volunteers, NGO programme personnel, funders and policy makers, and also examines the lessons learned so far
This document examines the key lessons from the Support to the International Partnership against AIDS in Africa (SIPAA) programme implemented between 2001 and 2005 in nine African countries. The programme's main focus was on African leadership and ownership, involvement and participation of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS and mobilisation of national and regional partners. Lessons learned include: meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS; supporting associations according to potential rather than proven track record; networks support; support for local leaders; making connections through National AIDS Councils; building strong partnerships; sharing information and knowledge across Africa; making the most of African skills and resources
Cambodia is one of the countries most severely affected by TB and HIV. Partners in Health Reformplus (PHRplus) is providing technical support to government pilot interventions, developing an information component to support HIV/TB activities. It is standardizing the information being collected across all sites and facilitating its use by implementing partners in order to increase case detection and strengthen case management of TB/HIV co-morbidity. In January - March 2004, PHRplus conducted workshops with the four sites to review information and data it had collected, to identify current pilot accomplishments and to recommend how work could be improved. This report presents the workshop findings
The CABA (Children Affected by AIDS) online discussion forum was established by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to facilitate vital discussion and information exchange on efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families and communities. USAID and the Synergy Project, which hosts the forum on behalf of USAID, encourages all to participate.
The website includes listings of HIV/AIDS websites, grouped by topic and by country. Areas covered include: global HIV/AIDS, women, children and youth, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, donors, Africa, Newly Independent States, Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean
Describes the guiding principles and core tasks which will be the focus of UNESCO's HIV/AIDS prevention education work for 2004-2008 (to be revised as appropriate). Sets out the context for these efforts in terms of the nature and extent of the pandemic, and the role of education in combatting ignorance and stigma
PREMA-EU is a concerted action dealing with the problem of malaria control in pregnant women. The objectives of PREMA-EU are: (i) To review, synthesise and inform on the 'state of the art' concerning malaria and anaemia in pregnancy, including burden of disease, programme strategies and research priorities; (ii) To address specific technical and operational issues that are critical for the control of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy; (iii) To promote the implementation of research findings into feasible interventions for malaria control in pregnant women; (iv) To generate information that would help RBM in formulating national and district-based policy for the control of malaria in pregnant women. The website includes PDF versions of the PREMA-EU newsletter, and other publications
SEA-AIDS is an electronic-mail discussion and information service aimed at connecting the people building and shaping the response to HIV and AIDS in the South East Asia region. It aims to bring together a broad range of people including people living with HIV or AIDS; those working in government ministries, non-governmental and community-based organisations, and other national or international organisations; representatives of the business sector; and academic researchers. SEA-AIDSLink is for sharing experiences and information with colleagues throughout the region who have also joined the group. SEA-AIDSFiles allows you to get information and materials on HIV/AIDS in South East Asia by using simple e-mail commands.
For instance, a posting on 3 August 2004 concerns educating and empowering children with HIV. One participant from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) argues that through cartoons and fairy tales, it is possible to promote the health and well-being of children living with HIV and AIDS. There is an urgent need to educate HIV positive children and MSF has developed tools to do this, because carers did not know how to approach them. The tools allowed carers to communicate properly with the children
The AIDSLEX (the AIDS and Law Exchange) web portal takes a rights-based approach to HIV and offers a space for people to communicate and share information, materials and strategies. It has an e-library; a people connector and regular online 'Ask the expert' discussions; as well as an open forum for AIDSLEX members to initiate or join in discussions. This is a tool for activists, community organisations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone looking for information about HIV, human rights and the law
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