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  1. Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV

    ISSUE ADDRESSED: The Australian response to HIV oversaw one of the most rapid and sustained changes in community behaviour in Australia's health-promotion history. The combined action of communities of gay men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, people living with HIV and clinicians working in partnership with government, public health and research has been recognised for many years as highly successful in minimising the HIV epidemic. …

  2. Emma says: A case study of the use of comics for health education among women in the AIDS heartland

    The purpose of this paper is to examine one mass media AIDS education project, the Emma Says comic series. Created by an international health research organization based in the USA, the series was designed to educate women in rural Africa about the need to protect themselves from AIDS. The Emma Says series aimed to deliver powerful messages about AIDS in an easy-to-understand format using the caricature of an African woman working as a health educator in her community. …

  3. A national communication strategy for HIV/AIDS in Belize

    The overall goals of this strategy are - 1. Prevention: the reduction of the incidences of HIV infection and stigma and discrimination by increased knowledge and improved attitudes, practices, and behaviour. 2. Mitigation: the integration and efficient delivery of services to persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. 3. Harmonization: improved coordination and mobilization of resources through sustained networking and collaboration.

  4. Addressing the needs of young adolescents

    Worldwide, nearly 10 percent of people are ages 10 to 14, and in developing countries, the percentage is often higher (e.g., Uganda, 16 percent).1 Early adolescence marks a critical time of physical, developmental, and social changes. Interventions during early adolescence may be more effective in shaping healthy attitudes and behaviors than in late adolescence, when attitudes and behaviors are more established. Young adolescents are also more likely to still be in school and less likely to have begun sexual activity.

  5. Global health advocacy: manual

    The manual contains guidance for writing letters to representatives, scripts for making phone calls to them, and directions for arranging and completing face-to-face meetings, as well as other advocacy techniques that the Global Health Council uses to positively affect change in policies that promote global health. Key issues for advocacy include women's health, children's health, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, and emerging threats.

  6. 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.

  7. Making it happen : using distance learning to improve reproductive health provider performance

    A practical guide for developing distance learning programmes in low-resource settings. This publication is for training managers, trainers of health providers, decision-makers, and those who fund and support training activities.

  8. Communication and advocacy strategies, adolescent reproductive and sexual health: case study, Thailand

    The booklet presents the experiences of Thailand in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes. …

  9. Communication and advocacy strategies, adolescent reproductive and sexual health: case study, Malaysia

    The booklet presents the experiences of Malaysia in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes. …

  10. Communication and advocacy strategies, adolescent reproductive and sexual health: case study, Bangladesh

    he booklet presents the experiences of Bangladesh in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes. …

  11. Communication and advocacy strategies, adolescent reproductive and sexual health: case study, Islamic Republic of Iran

    The booklet presents the experiences of Iran in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes. …

  12. Life skills approach to child and adolescent healthy human development

    This paper describes life skills approach as a best-practice that contribute to the healthy development of adolescents. This approach falls into three complementary basic categories: i) Social or interpersonal skills, including communication, negotiation skills, assertiveness, cooperation, empathy; ii) Cognitive skills, including problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, self-evaluation and iii) Emotional coping skills.

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