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  1. An Effective, Low-cost Approach to Implementing HIV/AIDS Education Programs in Low Literacy Populations: An Example from Rural Haiti

    The HIV/AIDS pandemic disproportionately afflicts regions of the world that have minimal access to formal schooling and low literacy rates. Health educational interventions are difficult to evaluate efficiently in these settings because standard approaches such as written questionnaires cannot easily be employed. Here, we describe a novel method of rapidly assessing health interventions among large groups that does not require the ability to read or write. …

  2. Hacia un uso no discriminatorio del lenguaje

    Serie de ponencias sobre la problemática del uso discriminatorio del idioma español, tanto a nivel de género como de raza, principalmente aplicadas a la realidad uruguaya. Los expositores son los siguientes: Caludio Romanoff, periodista; Julio Guillot, periodista; Oscar Sarlo, catedrático de Filosofía y Teoría General del Derecho de la Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de la República; Romero J. Rodríguez, asesor en materia de Asuntos Afrodescendientes del presidente de la República; Oscar Bottinelli, director de FACTUM.

  3. The gender guide for health communication programs

    A tool designed to encourage the incorporation of gender-based roles and responsibilities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health communication programmes. The guide provides keys questions to help programme managers determine how gender roles for both women and men, may impede access to health information, restrict use of health services, or limit beneficial health outcomes. By identifying this information, health communication programmes can encourage individuals and communities to pay attention to resolving gender inequities.

  4. Sex, kids and the family hour: a three-part study of sexual content on television

    The report summarizes the data collected in three separate studies commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Children Now about sexual messages on television and the impact of those messages on children and families. Contents:-Pt. 1. Family hour : sex, kids and the family hour : a three-part study of sexual content on television.-Pt. 2. Chart pack : sex, kids and the family hour : a three part study of sexual content on television.-Pt. 3. The family hour focus groups : children's responses to sexual content on TV and their parents' reactions.

  5. Sexual messages on family hour television: content and context

    The purpose of this study is to examine the nature and extent of messages about sex that are presented in the "Family Hour" on broadcast network television. The study employs scientific content analysis procedures to examine a thorough sample programming from the winter of 1996. It assesses how messages about sexuality in the "Family Hour" have changed over time by comparing the winter 1996 sample to a week of network programmes that were aired in 1976 and 1986. …

  6. How to create an effective communication project: using the AIDSCAP strategy to develop successful behavior change interventions

    The handbook guides you through the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) projects using a strategy developed by the AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project of Family Health International. The strategy is illustrated by the Communication Pyramid including the following components: risk factors, target audience, desired behaviour and attitude changes, initial planning, messages, communication channels and media, pre-testing, and interventions to reach the audience.

  7. How to conduct effective pretests: ensuring meaningful BCC messages and materials

    The handbook is meant to help field level planners and implementors conduct simple, effective pretests of BCC materials for HIV/AIDS prevention.

  8. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  9. Behavior change through mass communication: using mass media for AIDS prevention

    The main objective of the handbook is to help field level planners and implementors use mass media as a part of their overall communication strategy. The topics included in the handbook are: approach and work with TV, radio and print media staff; write short scripts for radio and TV programs; get scripts produced for radio and television; get stories printed in newspapers and magazines; and get more press coverage.

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