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  1. Mainstreaming HIV in practice: a toolkit with a collection of resources, checklists and examples on CD Rom for SDC and its partners

    For the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), contributing to the international AIDS response continues to be a priority and mainstreaming of HIV should be understood as a shared responsibility in all, or much, of cooperation work.SDC promotes strategies and approaches that are adapted to the local context and epidemiological scenario. It is essential to use a culturally, and gender sensitive and appropriate approach when responding to the epidemic. …

  2. Making sense of capacity development: experiences with technical assistance and capacity development in the HIV response

    The objectives of this book are: 1. To share case studies of technical capacity development for use by countries, individuals and organizations working in the field of HIV. 2. To highlight innovations and approaches which can be adapted or adopted when planning and implementing capacity development and technical support in HIV for strengthening national capacity. The book includes a case study from Brazil: "Harmonization of Public Policies around HIV Prevention in Schools" which shares experiences from the International Centre for Technical Cooperation (ICTC). …

  3. World disasters report 2008: focus on HIV and AIDS

    The AIDS epidemic is a disaster on many levels. In the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where prevalence rates reach 20 per cent, development gains are reversed and life expectancy may be halved. For specific groups of marginalized people - injecting drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men - across the world, HIV rates are on the increase. Yet they often face stigma, criminalization and little, if any, access to HIV prevention and treatment services. …

  4. Strategies to support the HIV-related needs of refugees and host populations

    In this study, UNHCR and UNAIDS seek to inform and support key decision-makers on HIV-related issues facing refugees, other populations of concern to UNHCR, and the populations of host countries. The content of this document focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, but the concepts discussed are applicable to refugee situations outside this region. This report presents an overview of the following areas. a) The various transitions of refugee life-often referred to as the ""cycle of displacement""-which begin at the onset of a complex emergency and last until a durable solution is implemented. …

  5. Downward spiral. HIV/AIDS, state capacity, and political conflict in Zimbabwe

    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate, by focusing on the case of Zimbabwe, how HIV/AIDS operates simultaneously across various domains-demographic, economic, and governance-to destabilize states and threaten their national security. Given the complex mix of factors that are contributing to Zimbabwe's current malaise (political corruption, a land distribution crisis, and an enduring drought), it is perhaps best to think of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a powerful "stressor" that is exerting a significant negative influence on the nation's economic health and political stability. …

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