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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. Quality of evidence assessment for literature considering the impact of education on HIV and AIDS

    In September 2008, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) was commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to carry out a stocktaking review of research on HIV and AIDS in the education sector. The aim of this review was to identify research that had been carried out by the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) IATT on Education, its members and others, and to identify gaps and ways of complementing and building on existing research. A total of 133 documents were reviewed for the first stocktaking exercise. …

  3. Improving research quality: how good is the literature on the impact of education on HIV and AIDS?

    In order to establish an evidence base that would help inform programming and advocacy responses in the education sector, more information was needed in terms of what studies existed, their quality and any gaps in the evidence. In response, ODI was commissioned by UNAIDS to carry out a stocktaking review of research on HIV and AIDS in the education sector and assess the quality of evidence in documents. The first part of this paper summarises key findings and gaps in research identified from the assessment of literature on the impact of education on HIV and AIDS. …

  4. Social marketing for health and family planning: Building on tradition and popular culture in Niger

    Publication qui décrit un projet de marketing social au Niger. Le marketing social applique des méthodes de marketing commercial pour améliorer les connaissances, modifier les comportements et encourager certaines pratiques, notamment l'utilisation de contraceptifs pour améliorer la santé publique. L'article passe en revue les méthodes et activités du projet.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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