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Entries in Health (65)

Thursday
Oct042012

Room to Breathe: Four Steps to Reducing the Spread of Airborne Tuberculosis Infection

  

This presentation describes practical, low-cost, effective ways to reduce the spread of airborne tuberculosis infections. The slide show draws upon Catholic Relief Services’ experiences in southern Africa. The presentation demonstrates that these interventions are not only necessary but doable.

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Thursday
Aug302012

Finding and Treating People With TB in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services and the Stop TB Partnership have been using a grassroots approach in working with community pharmacists in Nigeria to increase tuberculosis case detection.

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Monday
Aug202012

CRS Guide to Working with Volunteers

This guide provides information for CRS country program staff and others who work with volunteers in their programs.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Health Systems Strengthening

CRS and our partners are embarking on a 10-year project to strengthen faith-based health systems in 10 countries. This site serves as a clearinghouse for information about the project and as a repository of CRS technical resources and other information.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Program FASO

In Burkina Faso, poor soil conditions, climate change and inappropriate agricultural and health practices have increased the occurrence of drought and flooding. Program FASO offers an innovative approach to building sustainable household resilience through integrated health, agriculture and capacity strengthening.

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Monday
Jul092012

CRS in Madagascar: An Overview of the Work of Catholic Relief Services in Madagascar

In 2008, CRS Madagascar decided to implement a more holistic approach to programming through three priority areas: livelihoods, health and justice.

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Wednesday
Jun202012

The Health of the Family Is Also Men's Work


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Many women in rural areas of Nicaragua give birth at home with minimal health services and little support from their husbands. Through the Child Survival Project, CRS and community members have helped fathers understand the importance of women’s health. As a result, the number of women delivering their babies in hospitals has increased by 60 percent, and 95 percent of the targeted couples have birth plans in place before delivery.

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Monday
Nov072011

Improving cost recovery in the treatment of malaria at the community level in Benin

For children under five in Benin, malaria is a constant threat that can quickly lead to death if left untreated. Despite the prevalence of the illness, only 40% of the population uses government health centers because they are located too far away from their homes. A community-based care delivery system enacted by CRS and its partners has contributed to a solution, providing treatment to children within 24 hours of the onset of fever.

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Monday
Nov072011

Sierra Leone: Teaching life skills to decrease HIV rates among young people

CRS and its local partners have implemented a program to help young people in Sierra Leone acquire skills for informed decision-making, peaceful conflict resolution, and empowerment as well as obtain basic information about HIV in order to reduce transmission and stigma. The program, called Windows of Hope, uses a dual approach to reach students, with instruction in schools as well as Life Skills Centers established and staffed by the project.

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Monday
Nov072011

La stratégie mobile de sensibilisation pour combattre le paludisme au Niger

Ce feuillet décrit un projet du CRS au Niger qui vise à sensibiliser les populations isolées en utilisant des caravanes dotées de projecteurs, postes téléviseurs, films vidéo éducatifs, groupes électrogènes et autres outils pédagogiques. Grâce à un partenariat entre le CRS et le Ministère de la santé publique, le projet utilise les agents des services de l’Etat et ses infrastructures dans la mise en oeuvre des caravanes.

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Monday
Nov072011

Working through traditional social structures to educate about malaria in the Gambia

CRS is working through traditional social structures to respond to malaria in the Gambia. By selecting and training community volunteers through the traditional Kabilo social structure, CRS has been able to improve the distribution process and reach a large population with behavior change communication activities.

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Monday
Nov072011

Using mobile awareness-raising units to fight malaria in Niger

Working in partnership with local organizations to fight malaria in Niger, CRS has implemented a variety of behavior change communication activities to reach as diverse and widespread a population as possible.

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Friday
Aug262011

Health and HIV Global Strategy

This document outlines CRS' global strategy to strengthen local health systems and better meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people.

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Monday
Aug012011

CRS Manager's Guide to SARAR-Based Community Health Modules: Helping CRS Country Offices to Use Community Health Modules Based on SARAR—Self-Esteem, Associative Strengths, Resourcefulness, Action-Planning and Responsibility

SARAR-based modules facilitate a process of community, household and individual behavior change through participatory learning and planning. This methodology is designed to assist community planning groups in deciding for themsleves what changes they would like to make and to take ownership of the problems and their solutions.

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Thursday
Jul282011

CRS Southern Africa Guidelines for Gender-Responsive Programming: How to Address Gender-Based Violence and Integrate Gender Considerations Into Projects on Agriculture & Livelihoods and Health & HIV

Understanding and addressing gender is central to CRS' mission. By providing reference and background information on some of the best thinking related to integrating gender into programs, this publication offers an accessible starting point for program mangers and staff.

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