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  1. HIV and AIDS education in emergencies

    Advocacy briefing note developed by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education with the aim of assisting education professionals to advocate for issues related to education sector responses to HIV.

  2. HIV/AIDS in post conflict Sudan: vision, strategies, challenges and plan of action

    The document provides links to different information which describe the magnitude of problems related to HIV/AIDS. It recognises the inadequacy of the national response and the challenges that emerged in the conflict period which need to be seriously considered during the post conflict period.

  3. FMO Thematic Guide: Reproductive Health

    This thematic guide from Forced Migration Online provides an overview of key issues in reproductive health, focusing on both longer-term and emergency settings. Emphasizing universal rights, womenÆs empowerment, and health service provision as core components of reproductive and sexual health (RSH), the guide contains a historical synopsis of key issues, a discussion of RSH issues in settings of forced displacement and longer-term settings, and a summary of constraints to providing comprehensive RSH care. …

  4. Prevention of HIV/AIDS among migrant workers in Thailand (PHAMIT) : the baseline survey 2004

    The Baseline Survey 2004 was carried out as a part of the evaluation and monitoring of the Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Migrant Workers in Thailand (PHAMIT) project. It has provided a comprehensive overview of migrant populations and their related circumstances and behaviour. This survey was conducted during April-June 2004, and covered 3,426 male and female migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic. Among other things, the survey finds that the prevalence of casual sexual relationship is very high among migrants. …

  5. Migrant Domestic Workers: From Burma to Thailand

    This report presents the findings of research proposed and implemented by a team of Shan and Karen researchers regarding girls and women who have migrated from Burma into domestic work in Thailand. The study focuses on two sites in Thailand - Chiang Mai and Mae Sot - and highlights the extreme conditions and often abusive environments in which domestic workers from Burma have been employed. It highlights the need to ensure their basic rights as citizens in Burma, as migrants and as domestic workers. …

  6. Tri-Country HIV/AIDS and Refugees Workshop: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    A tri-country HIV/AIDS and Refugees workshop was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda from 10-13 December 2002. The objectives of the workshop were to improve the quality and to standardise the various HIV/AIDS programs implemented in the refugee camps in the three countries as well as to plan for 2003. Representatives from various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UNICEF and the Ugandan government, all of whom work in the refugee camps, participated in the 4-day event. …

  7. The Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters

    On 2nd June 1999, a one day seminar, "Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters", was held in London. It aimed to: - Outline the combined impact of emergency situations and HIV/AIDS. - Identify the factors in emergency situations which increase vulnerability to HIV and augment discrimination against people affected by HIV/AIDS. - Develop awareness of existing policy and practice in emergency programmes that aim to prevent the spread of HIV and mitigate its impact, and to identify gaps. …

  8. Tailoring the education message: a diversity of settings and needs. Symposium report UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education, 14 May 2007

    This is a report on the Symposium that accompanied the 15 - 16 May, 2007 meeting of the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. It consists of five parts: 1. The Introduction gives a brief summary of the purpose and operating procedures of the IATT, outlines the purposes, organization, and structure of the May 2007 Symposium, and briefly describes each of the hosting organizations. 2. …

  9. Mobility and HIV/AIDS in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Mobility and HIV/AIDS in the Greater Mekong Subregion

  10. HIV/AIDS and school children in post emergency situations in primary schools in Uganda

    This paper was presented at the Plan - Waro colloquium on education, violence, conflict and peace perspectives in Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroun 6-10 March 2006. The paper outlines a Plan Uganda project on training teachers as Reproductive Health Educators and psycho-social counselors.

  11. HIV/AIDS Education for Refugee Youth: the window of hope

    This paper has been written to meet the need for guidance, expressed by our field colleagues in Africa, on how to introduce and implement HIV/AIDS education in our refugee programmes targeting youth. It is addressed to humanitarian workers in refugee settings, especially UNHCR Community Service Officers, education personnel and the staff of implementing partners working on education related issues. We hope that it will provide you with some ideas and practical inputs on how you can approach the issue of HIV/AIDS in formal and non-formal refugee education programmes.

  12. HIV and conflict: a double emergency. "Without war, we could fight AIDS"

    In the decade ahead, HIV/AIDS is expected to kill ten times more people than conflict. In conflict situations, children and young people are most at risk from both HIV/AIDS infection and violence. In this report, Save the Children calls on governments, donors and humanitarian agencies to uphold children's rights and to channel resources into preventing what for many young people is already a double emergency.

  13. Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS (GLIA): Towards Regional Integration in Prevention and Management of Disasters

    Although HIV/AIDS pandemic is a global disaster, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Great Lakes Countries in particular have been disproportionately burdened in various ways. In the last decade, countries in the Great Lakes Region were considered the epicenter of the epidemic because of the high prevalence rates and the socio-economic impact on the populations. During this period the Great Lakes Region also faced unbearable years of turmoil, war and armed conflict across borders. …

  14. Educational responses to HIV and AIDS for refugees and internally displaced persons: discussion paper for decision-makers

    This discussion paper, prepared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is intended for policy-makers and implementers in ministries of education, civil society organizations, and donor and development agencies involved in emergency, reconstruction and development responses.It examines the current situation with regard to conflict, displacement and HIV, and notes the protection risks faced by refugees and internally displaced persons. …

  15. Refugees and AIDS

    The spread of HIV infection can be rapid in specific contexts such as poverty and social instability, war and civil strife. In situations of conflicts and war, for example, factors that encourage the spread of HIV among refugees and displaced persons include: the vulnerability to sexual abuse and violence, precocious sexual activity among young people, the occurrence of prostitution. Basic responses to prevent HIV transmission should include: access to information and condoms, screening of blood donations, provision of gloves and other supplies to ensure universal medical precautions.

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