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  1. Local government responses to HIV/AIDS: a handbook. A Handbook to support local government authorities in addressing HIV/AIDS at the municipal level

    This handbook has been written for local government authorities (LGA) mayors, councilors, advisors and officials that are interested in developing or strengthening local responses to HIV/AIDS. It provides information, examples, and illustrative tools (surveys, checklists, modules, etc.) that guide users through the steps of recognizing and publicly acknowledging the importance of addressing HIV/AIDS, assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the locality, and identifying key stakeholders to initiate and coordinate a Local Government (LG) HIV/AIDS Response Strategy. …

  2. Guide to HIV/AIDS policy development. Support to the HIV/AIDS response in Zambia (SHARe) project

    There is now a broad consensus that an enabling policy environment is needed to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic, given its cross-cutting nature. This realisation has led to an increasing demand for dedicated policies for informing and guiding programming and activity planning regarding HIV/AIDS. It would, however, appear that there is a dearth of policy development skills among the majority of actors in the HIV/AIDS subsector. Past efforts to develop HIV/AIDS policy often lacked analytical depth and failed to identify key HIV/AIDS issue areas. …

  3. Good practice manual on HIV and AIDS awareness raising and impact

    This manual is the outcome of a youth-led project by Restless Development Zambia (supported by Irish AID) to identify, document and highlight civil society anti-HIV and AIDS initiatives that have had proven awareness raising and programmatic impact in the education sector in Zambia. The manual has been devised and based upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) HIV framework of seven best practice criteria, which include: Ethical Soundness; Effectiveness; Innovation; Relevance; Cost-effectiveness; Replicability and Sustainability. …

  4. Workplace HIV and AIDS policy manual

    This document is a user-friendly, interactive resource that can be used in different ways to support the development of HIV and AIDS policies in workplaces of all sizes and in all sectors. The Policy Manual draws on international and national good practices. It was piloted in early 2006 with representatives from the member organisations of the Zambia Workplace AIDS Partnership (ZWAP) during a workplace HIV and AIDS policy workshop. The Policy Manual consists of six sections: Section One gets you started. …

  5. HIV/AIDS and its impact on basic education

    This training manual, as a resource book for trainers in HIV/AIDS in basic education, has been designed to provide skills and information in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia. The manual emphasizes learning by doing and includes many suggestions for ways to actively involve the trainees. The goal of this training manual is to introduce both trainers and trainees to the use of visual aids for effective training and information sharing in the reduction of HIV/AIDS spread and its impact.

  6. Understanding and challenging HIV stigma : Additional activities

    The CHANGE project and ICRW (2003) worked in conjunction with NGOS in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania to construct these additional activities to accompany their toolkit for action. There are 69 activities in this work that fit into the 7 modules from the toolkit. The target groups are AIDS professionals and community groups, with the hope that the toolkit will benefit trainers and others working in the area of HIV/AIDS by providing the information necessary to recognize and combat stigma. …

  7. Understanding and challenging HIV stigma: toolkit for action

    The CHANGE project and ICRW worked in conjunction with NGOS in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania to construct this toolkit of information and activities. The kit contains 7 modules, each accompanied by several exercises (a total of 57). The target groups are AIDS professionals and community groups, with the hope that the toolkit will benefit trainers and others working in the area of HIV/AIDS by providing the information necessary to recognize and combat stigma. The exercises utilize participatory learning methods with lessons that have clear instructions, time frames and tasks. …

  8. Modeling the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Systems: A Training Manual

    The purpose of this document is two-fold. It serves as a practical training manual for World Bank staff, Ministry of Education planners and other stakeholders who wish to use the Ed-SIDA model in a particular country to assist with educational planning in the face of HIV/AIDS. It also serves as an introduction to the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, the impact it can have on the education sector, its scale and how this can be captured empirically by the Ed- SIDA model.

  9. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS: A Conceptual Framework and Implementing Principles

    Written for both country level policy makers and practitioners and international agencies, this document builds on the recent and increasing level of attention given to HIV/AIDS mainstreaming, and is presented in five sections. The introduction and background presents the origins and development of the mainstreaming concept and highlights the operational differences between mainstreaming and what is termed integration. …

  10. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS: looking beyond awareness

    This VSO Experience in Focus publication shares lessons from the early stages of VSO's experience of mainstreaming HIV/AIDS as part of the Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa, RAISA. As the AIDS pandemic evolves, people are learning about appropriate responses. …

  11. Joint Programme on Integrating AIDS into PRSPs: a review of experiences. Round 1

    This report is a progress review of the experiences of the seven countries participating in the first round of the Joint UNDP, World Bank and UNAIDS Programme to strengthen capacity in integrating AIDS into poverty reduction strategies. The seven countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar) and Zambia. The review covers the Joint Programme activities in these countries from November 2005 to February 2007. …

  12. HIV/AIDS and the Public Sector Workforce: An action guide for managers

    HIV/AIDS is having a serious effect on government employees and on the functions they perform. The decreasing ability of government offices to carry out their assigned tasks has ripple effects across all of society. The policy, oversight, and service delivery roles of government are interdependent. Disruptions at one place or level will influence the effectiveness at others. …

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