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  1. Communities facing the HIV/AIDS challenge: From crisis to opportunity, from community vulnerability to community resilience

    Rural households are managing as best they can in a rapidly changing and often threatening world which makes them vulnerable to the risk of HIV infection and ill-equipped to cope with the effects of AIDS. Their chances of managing can be improved if they function in a supportive environment. …

  2. Chinese/English AIDS Glossary

    China AIDS Survey's AIDS glossary contains translations of more than 250 AIDS related terms and phrases both English/Chinese (with Pin Yin) and Chinese/English.

  3. China's HIV Crisis

    Although, China enjoys growing wealth, increasing per capita incomes, and rising living standards, it also suffers from environmental degradation and a host of social ills including political unrest, increased crime, and a fraying social safety net. China, like other developing nations, faces tough choices between the benefits and the costs of modernity.Unfortunately for China, however, the very nature of its particular political, social, and economic systems exacerbates the dangers of opening up. …

  4. Cambodia: health briefing paper

    Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia - with about 40 per cent of households living below the poverty line. This paper, produced on behalf of the Department for International development (DFID) by the DFID Health Systems Resource Centre (HSRC), provides a brief overview of the state of health in Cambodia.

  5. Cambodia HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2002-2005

    Cambodia HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2002-2005.

  6. Building blocks: Asia. Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children

    Building Blocks: Asia is a series of practical briefing notes to assist policy-makers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), local government and communities to respond to the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Asia. The development of the guides followed a similar process to the “Building Blocks Africa-wide briefing notes”, while developing completely new guidance based on regional priorities. There are seven briefing notes, comprising six topics and an overview. …

  7. AIDS in Thailand: Visualizing the Epidemic (Press Release)

    AIDS in Thailand: Visualizing the Epidemic (Press Release)

  8. Fourth AIDS medium term plan 2005-2010 Philippines

    The plan will serve as a blueprint for action in accelerating the country's response to STI/HIV/AIDS during the six-year period. …

  9. HIV and health-care reform in Phayao : from crisis to opportunity

    The Phayao province's progress in battling HIV/AIDS provides a good example of the need to rethink health-care management. People, not institutions, decide whether to change their sexual, economic and social behaviour. Hence, the single most important role of government and nongovernmental organizations is to strengthen the capacity of people to assess how HIV/AIDS affects their lives, what action is required, and what can be learned from their actions. …

  10. Relationships of HIV and STD decline in Thailand and behavioral change: a synthesis of existing studies

    Ce document passe en revue des données disponibles sur l'épidémie du SIDA en Thaïlande dans le but de : 1. Donner un aperçu des données épidémiologiques et de comportement; 2. Déterminer les changements intervenus aussi bien à l'échelle nationale que régionale; 3. Etudier la relation entre le comportement et l'infection du VIH/MST; 4. Explorer la possibilité de lier les aspects de comportement et épidémiologiques de l'épidémie; 5. Etudier le rapport entre le changement de comportement et les changements épidémiologiques et 6. Déterminer les implications pratiques des résultats dans la poursuite du programme national et des besoins exprimés par les orientations en Thaïlande.

  11. Community Participation in Health Care: The Turkish Case

    World Health Organization's global goal of Health for All by the Year 2000 (HFA) and achievement of this laudable goal through the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach has been accepted unanimously by participant countries of the Alma-Ata Conference in 1978 of which, Turkey is included. However, the approval did not generate as much interest among the policy makers until the 1990s. The year 1990 saw the commencement of attempts to produce a National Health Policy document that centred on the global goal for HFA and PHC in Turkey. …

  12. Community participation in HIV prevention: problems and prospects for community-based strategies among female sex workers in Madras

    This paper examines the concept of strengthening community action within the context of HIV prevention. There is evidence of the potential role of community participation in HIV/AIDS prevention and care efforts. This paper examines problems and prospects for participation in HIV prevention strategies among commercial sex workers in Madras. It is based on the experiences of a pilot project established by the Tamil Nadu State Government AIDS Cell and WHO.

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