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  1. Young people's perspectives on the adoption of preventive measures for HIV/AIDS, malaria and family planning in South-West Uganda: focus group study

    The aim of the study was to explore young people's understanding and knowledge about why protective measures against HIV/AIDS, malaria and unplanned pregnancy are not taken by those at risk in Uganda. The study results were that the participants (all from secondary school in Kanungu Uganda) could identify reasons why preventive action was not taken. These reasons included misconceptions, the inpracticability of abstinence, and fear of side effects of several key interventions. The article argues that there is an apportunity to improve preventive measures by tackling these issues. …

  2. Developing materials on HIV/AIDS/STIs for low-literate audiences

    The guide provides a comprehensive methodology for developing materials for low-literate audiences in the context of a behavior change communication (BCC) programme. It demonstrates the process of learning about target populations using qualitative research methodologies, developing effective messages with their input, and crafting visual messages to support the overall HIV and AIDS programme. The guide also outlines a process for pretesting to ensure that the information and issues are understood by the population groups that programmes are trying to reach and influence.

  3. Networking for policy change: an advocacy training manual

    The manual is based on the principle that advocacy strategies and methods can be learned. It is organized around a well-developed model-tested over time and within diverse cultures-for accomplishing advocacy objectives. The components of the model are the same regardless of the advocacy goals-whether for a campaign to secure a national law protecting women's rights, to increase the range of contraceptive methods available, or to secure local funding for a new primary school. …

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