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  1. Health education: theoretical concepts, effective strategies and core competencies: a foundation document to guide capacity development of health educators

    The WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean conducted a situation analysis to assess the health education capacity, programmes and activities in Member States of the Region. The findings of the assessment showed a number of persisting challenges. These include access to and knowledge of up-to-date tools that can help educators engage in effective health education practice, and confusion about how health education can meaningfully contribute to the goals of health promotion. …

  2. Workplace HIV and AIDS policy manual

    This document is a user-friendly, interactive resource that can be used in different ways to support the development of HIV and AIDS policies in workplaces of all sizes and in all sectors. The Policy Manual draws on international and national good practices. It was piloted in early 2006 with representatives from the member organisations of the Zambia Workplace AIDS Partnership (ZWAP) during a workplace HIV and AIDS policy workshop. The Policy Manual consists of six sections: Section One gets you started. …

  3. Guidelines for Workplace Action to Reduce HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of these Guidelines is to encourage companies and organisations to introduce workplace programmes to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, and to guide them in the practical steps for doing so. The Papua New Guinea Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (BAHA) is the main organisation already working with the private sector to develop workplace policies tailored to the needs of each company. These LCCI Guidelines are intended to support the work of BAHA in two ways. …

  4. A manual for the public service in Lesotho on HIV and AIDS

    Each and every public servant has an obligation to ensure that they inform themselves about HIV and AIDS and play a role in the national response to the pandemic. This manual provides some useful information for all government employees and, when read along with the national strategy, should provide a road map for all sectors to determine how they can effectively respond to this crisis. In addition to public servants, this manual is for all teachers as we recognise their important role in scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS and their relationship to Government structures.

  5. HIV/AIDS behaviour change communication: a toolkit for the workplace

    This Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Toolkit is designed to help users develop, implement and evaluate workplace programmes for behaviour change tailored to workplaces. The kit aims to operationalize key aspects of the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, which provides internationally recognized guidelines for the development of comprehensive HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes. …

  6. A public sector workforce HIV prevalence survey: a researcher's toolkit

    Over time, it has become apparent that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is adversely affecting the South African population. Public servants are responsible for providing services to all sectors of society. In the same way that educators are critical to the schooling of South Africa's youth, health workers are critical to the implementation of a successful public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, and yet public servants may be as susceptible to this epidemic as the general population. …

  7. Human resources development planning guide. Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) service delivery in Uganda

    The National Orphans and other Vulnerable Children Policy and National Strategic Programme Plan of Interventions for orphans and other vulnerable children (NSPPI) outlines the role of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the Community Based Service Departments (CBSDs) in the Local Government to lead, manage and coordinate the national response to OVC. Development of human capacity through a systematically planned human resources development process is one sure way of achieving this. …

  8. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. …

  9. Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs: An action guide for managers

    An Action Guide for Managers provides practical steps for developing and implementing workplace prevention and care programs that will serve both employees and managers.The guide is designed for use by companies' human resources managers, medical officers and union representatives.Users will find guidance in assessing the real and potential impact of HIV/AIDS on their company, in developing an HIV/AIDS policy to cover the workplace and on designing and implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs for the workplace.The guide includes a series of checklists to aid in decision-making about  …

  10. Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace: A guide for government departments

    This guide was developed as a practical and user-friendly resource to assist government departments to plan, implement and monitor appropriate and effective responses to HIV/AIDS within the Public Service working environment. …

  11. HIV/AIDS and the Public Sector Workforce: An action guide for managers

    HIV/AIDS is having a serious effect on government employees and on the functions they perform. The decreasing ability of government offices to carry out their assigned tasks has ripple effects across all of society. The policy, oversight, and service delivery roles of government are interdependent. Disruptions at one place or level will influence the effectiveness at others. …

  12. An ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    The objective of this code is to provide a set of guidelines to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world of work and within the framework of the promotion of decent work. The guidelines cover the following key areas of action: (a) prevention of HIV/AIDS; (b) management and mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work; (c) care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; (d) elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status.

  13. An HIV/AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in the Caribbean

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue in education sector institutions and services through social dialogue processes, in complement of other national workplace or overall education sector policies where they exist. …

  14. An HIV and AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in southern Africa

    This policy is based on the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work (hereafter, "the ILO code of practice"), adopted by an international tripartite meeting convened by the ILO in 2001, and includes key concepts and principles of the ILO code of practice. Development of the Policy has resulted from collaboration between ILO and UNESCO.The Policy was carefully reviewed and modified during a tripartite workshop held in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 November - 2 December 2005, composed of representatives from seven southern African countries. …

  15. Assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector

    This is a proposal clarifying the terms of reference and methodologies used in a study of the impacts of HIV/AIDS on the education sector. The paper looks at understanding the impacts of HIV/AIDS on society and issues of relevance to human resource development in south Africa; internal, or side supply-side, impact and external, or demand-side, impact.

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