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Entries in HIV and AIDS (134)

Monday
Feb272012

Getting to Zero: Diverse Methods for Male Involvement in HIV Care and Treatment

This case study documents AIDSRelief strategies for increasing male involvement in HIV care and treatment.  Strategies, employed in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria, included: (1) conducting a gender analysis of the program (2) promoting support groups for men (3) strengthening couples’-based interventions (4) involving men in antenatal care and PMTCT services. 

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Friday
Feb172012

Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition in Promoting HIV Diagnosis in Children: AIDSRelief Uganda Experience

The integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) strategy focuses on integrating nutrition into routine health services including HIV care and treatment. AIDSRelief, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, adopted IMAM to mitigate the impact of malnutrition in Ugandan children.

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Monday
Nov282011

The AIDSRelief Rwanda Partnership

Transitioning to the Ministry of Health

This case study documents the transition of AIDSRelief responsibility for overall management of a large antiretroviral treatment program to the Rwanda Ministry of Health. It is hoped that the Rwanda case study will contribute to the learning of other countries, working in AIDSRelief or other programs, as they embark on the road to transition.

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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
Sep192011

Promising Practices III

HIV and AIDS Integrated Programming

Promising Practices III is CRS’ third version of case studies of global promising HIV and AIDS practices. Each of the seventeen case studies is organized according to context, project implementation, identification of successes and lessons learned, and contact information.


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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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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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Tuesday
Jul192011

A Review of CRS' Programs for Children Living with HIV 

A qualitative analysis

This report highlights Catholic Relief Services’ contributions to programs that support comprehensive services for children infected with HIV.

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Friday
Jul082011

Supply Chain Management: Standard Operating Procedures

These procedures were designed to guide supply chain management for AIDSRelief programs. This document outlines product selection, forecasting and quantification, procurement planning and management, warehousing and inventory management, distribution, consumption, capacity building and policy research/analysis.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Rwanda: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

To respond to the OVC crisis in Rwanda, CRS and our Caritas partners implemented a five-year program that provided caregivers and children a range of services: education support, health care and HIV education, protection, psychosocial support, food security and nutrition assistance, and economic strengthening. Interventions examined here include vocational training, savings and internal lending communities, biointensive gardens and small-animal husbandry.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Zimbabwe: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

This project was designed to improve the economic status, food security, health and psychosocial well-being of out-of-school (or at risk of being out-of-school) adolescents. The assessment evaluates three economic strengthening approaches: (1) vocational training, (2) Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools and (3) Savings and Internal Lending Communities.

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Thursday
May192011

Food by Prescription Pilot Project in Zambia

This pilot had two strategic objectives: to provide quality care and assistance to people whose lives are at risk because of malnutrition, and to promote community based initiatives to improve the nutritional status of its members. Clients received Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and/or High Energy Protein Supplement (HEPS) in three settings: antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinics, hospices and home-based care (HBC) programs.

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Tuesday
May172011

Food by Prescription Pilot in Zambia: Summary of Pilot Implementation and Results

The Food by Prescription (FBP) model "medicalizes" food by distributing it to clients in small daily "doses" which are dispensed in health facility and community settings.

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Friday
Apr012011

AIDS Relief Supply Chain Manual 

This manual is a guide and training tool for staff at AIDSRelief local partner treatment facilities. It is intended to be used as a resource in maintaining supply chain management standards and in supporting continuous improvement of pharmaceutical systems at health facilities to ensure end-user satisfaction.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: PMTCT Couple Handbook

The Faithful House PMTCT Couple Handbook is a picture-based summary of The Faithful House PMTCT program.

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