HIV care and support
Youth & Adolescent Sensitisation Training Facilitation Guide
This guide is intended as a resource booklet for trainers / facilitators/ lecturers using the manual to conduct trainings with health care providers/ learners in the field. Included in this guide are suggestions for how to prepare for a training, how to introduce a training, suggestions for time frames, activities and exercises to use in the training and additional facilitation tips.Download pdf (102 downloads)
Health focus – Enhancing Care Foundation Attitude Change/ Sensitisation Workshop
The aim of the content of this handout is to make the reader more aware of their own knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about sensitive areas of life and the lives of human beings in general. It subtly addresses the sexual and reproductive health and rights of vulnerable individuals.
The content of this handout covers:
- Youth and Adolescent health needs
- Stigma and discrimination
- Human sexuality
- Sexual Risk Behavoiur
HIV, health & your community – A guide for action
The idea for this book grew out of our experiences working to help growing numbers of people with HIV (human immunodeﬁciency virus). In Rwanda, one of us met a doctor who struggled to care for a hospital ward overﬂowing with women with HIV and tuberculosis. Families were camped outside, cooking and caring for their sick relatives; patients without families suffered because food and other supplies were scarce, but often other people shared what they had. Working long days under tough conditions, the members of the health care team had to make difficult decisions about treatment. They watched as a few patients died each day despite their best efforts.
Health workers, social workers, and educators joined together to lessen the suffering caused by HIV. When asked where they had learned to do their jobs, they shrugged their shoulders and pointed to each other. They had learned from experience and word of mouth. Why was there no guide that addressed some of the basic issues regarding HIV disease in areas where most of the people with HIV live? There were thousands of scientiﬁc articles about HIV, but the language in them was often obscure and the topics not relevant. In addition, these articles were often unavailable to health care workers in the less industrialized world. What was missing was a comprehensive reference book covering basic topics related to the HIV epidemic. We have tried to write a book that is both readable and practical.
Making health services adolescent friendly Developing national quality standards for adolescent friendly health services
This guideline sets out the public health rationale for making it easier for adolescents to obtain the health services that they need to protect and improve their health and well-being, including sexual and reproductive health services. It defines ‘adolescent-friendly services from the perspective of quality, and provides step-by-step guidance on developing quality standards for health service provision to adolescents.Download pdf (131 downloads)