Entries in HIV care (15)
Positive Living Center staff in North East India observed that participation in training sessions was low among HIV-positive women with young children. Subsequently, a child care service called Cradle Care was established, and training attendance increased among women in the care and support program.
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Integrated HIV Services: Strengthening Health System to Maximize HIV Care and Support in North East India
Catholic Relief Services supports partners through Project LIFE AID to operate Positive Living Centers. The centers provide HIV care and support services. The initiative has expanded integrated services by combining resources with government-supported Drop-In Centers. The result is a facility with more comprehensive services for the HIV-positive communities in North East India.
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Currently, Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention models focus primarily on the individual. The Faithful House curriculum was tailored to focus on strengthening the relationships of couples living with HIV. This evaluation contributes to the evidence base for couples-centered programming.
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From 2004 to 2012, AIDSRelief Nigeria provided HIV care and treatment to more than 100,000 people through a network of 34 health facilities. During that time, nearly every program activity emphasized strengthening health systems. This new case study outlines AIDSRelief’s contributions to strengthening health systems for HIV services in Nigeria.
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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Catholic Relief Services conducted research with more than 10 organizations in Zimbabwe to understand the keys to formation and operation of successful support groups. This booklet articulates a set basic guidelines developed as a result of that effort. The audience is people living with HIV who belong to support groups or who want to form support groups, as well as the non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and health facilities that help to establish and operate such groups.
An Old Disease Takes on a New Partner
Tuberculosis and HIV are combining to create what many fear is a global health catastrophe. This short booklet highlights some of the ways in which Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is addressing co-infection around the world.
Adequate clean water, improved sanitation infrastructure, and better hygiene may significantly improve health outcomes for people living with HIV in resource-poor settings. However, few programs effectively integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into home-based care and other HIV services.
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This competency-based training is designed to enable health care providers to provide safe high-quality counseling and support services to HIV infected children, adolescents and their families. Fourteen modules cover a range of topics that are designed to be completed in ten days.
Twenty-six of CRS' home-based care programs participated in an assessment of how they identify clients, what indicators are used and what monitoring challenges exist. This report examines trends that emerged in comparing and contrasting the programs and points to promising practices in HBC models.