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  1. UNESCO's short guide to the essential characteristics of effective HIV prevention

    This booklet aims to increase understanding of the characteristics of efficient and effective HIV and AIDS responses. It is designed to explain in a user-friendly and accessible format what these characteristics mean in practice, and how they can be applied, integrated and institutionalised into HIV and AIDS planning and programme processes. It targets programme implementers and project managers developing and implementing activities (largely in the area of HIV prevention) within UNESCO. …

  2. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS and care. HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination: an anthropological approach

    Ce document résulte d'un projet conjoint de l'UNESCO et d'ONUSIDA intitulé "L'approche culturelle de la prévention et du traitement du VIH et sida". Il vise à lutter contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Ce document présente les actes de la table ronde organisée en novembre 2002 dans le cadre du projet sur le thème: " VIH et sida, stigmatisation et discrimination : une approche anthropologique ". …

  3. The state of World Population 2001. Footprints and milestones: population and environmental change

    Human activity is altering the planet on an unprecedented scale, the report points out. More people are using more resources with more intensity and leaving a bigger "footprint" on the earth than ever before. The report examines the close links between environmental conditions, population trends, and prospects for alleviating poverty in developing countries. It finds that expanding women's opportunities and ensuring their reproductive health and rights are critically important, both to improve the well-being of growing human populations and to protect the natural world.

  4. Inherit me, Inherit my HIV

    This booklet is one of a series of easy-to-read materials produced by UNESCO. It address a wide range of issues normally not included in materials for HIV/AIDS such as the secondary status of girls and women in the family, the "sugar daddy" phenomenon, wife inheritance, the hyena practice, traditional medicinal practices, superstitions, home-based care and living positively with AIDS. This version deals with sexual transmission made possible by the levirate traditions.

  5. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Handbook 3. Field work: building local response

    Ce manuel fait partie d'une série de quatre documents de méthodologie comprenant : 1 - Communication appropriée pour le changement de comportement; 2 - Elaboration de stratégie et de politique; 3 - Travaux sur le terrain: construire une réponse locale ; 4 - Conception et exécution de projet. Chaque manuel traite deux sujets principaux : a) Une explication générale de l'approche culturelle de l'épidémie du VIH/SIDA et b) Les niveaux d'action à considérer : Stratégie/politique, conception de projet et travaux sur le terrain. Le présent manuel analyse comment évaluer les travaux de terrain en cours et élaborer une réponse appropriée au fléau. Il fait aussi référence à des thématiques transversales contenues dans les trois autres manuels.

  6. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Handbook 2. Approach to strategy and policy building

    This handbook is one of a series of four methodological documents: 1 - Appropriate communication for behavioural change; 2 - Strategy and policy building; 3 - Field work: building local response; 4 - Project design and implementation. Each specific handbook deals with two major topics: i) A general explanation of the cultural approach to HIV/AIDS; ii) Specific sections focus on the levels of action to be considered: strategy/policy, project design and field work. The present handbook comprises two major divisions: situation analysis and ways and means for building appropriate strategy/policy. It includes cross-references to the other three handbooks.

  7. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Handbook 1. Appropriate Communication for behavioural change information/education/communication

    This handbook is one of a series of four methodological documents: 1 - Appropriate communication for behavioural change; 2 - Strategy and policy building; 3 - Field work: building local response; 4 - Project design and implementation. Each specific handbook deals with two major topics: i) A general explanation of the cultural approach to HIV/AIDS; ii) Specific sections focus on the levels of action to be considered: strategy/policy, project design and field work. …

  8. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care: summary of country assessments, project design handbook

    This document presents the two major achievements of Year I of the UNESCO/UNAIDS joint project "A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care". This phase of the project was meant to identify the interactions between cultures and the HIV/AIDS issue and to adjust prevention and care accordingly. The first part is devoted to the Summary Report of 16 country assessments and shorter country papers carried out in Southern Africa, the Caribbean and South-east Asia. In its second part, the present document describes a set of methodological and pedagogical proposals, based on previous research carried out within UNESCO's Culture Sector (Cultural Research and Management Section)

  9. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  10. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care: Handbook for strategy and policy building

    This handbook is specifically devoted to presenting methods for building culturally appropriate strategies and policies in relation to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care. The joint UNESCO/UNAIDS Project "A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care" was launched in mid-1998, in relation to the new approach inaugurated by UNAIDS to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The UNAIDS strategy emphasizes the necessity of giving priority to the multi-dimensional configuration of the issue and to the diversity of its environment, in order to build comprehensive and adaptable strategies and policies.

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