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Behaviour Change, Gender, Care and Support: The Basics: Info Pack 1, COGENHA/SAfAIDS

Behaviour Change, Gender, Care and Support: The Basics: Info Pack 1, COGENHA/SAfAIDS


This info pack provides an introduction to the key facts, concepts and issues in the three thematic areas of the Combined Oxfam Gender and HIV/AIDS (COGENHA) programme work: Behaviour Change, Gender, and Care and Support as well as the links between them. It is designed to be used in interactive workshop sessions, so that staff in partner organisations will participate in discussions about the theories and practical implications of the three key topics. 



The Reality of HIV and AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination in Southern Africa

Stigma has prehistoric roots. In ancient Greece, slaves or criminals would be branded or physically masked to show that they were outcasts. This is where the term 'stigma' originated. Stigma involves negative thoughts or prejudices about people from particular groups or with certain characteristics. Self-stigma, involving feelings of shame, guilt and fear among infected persons, is the basis of all forms of stigma. Stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS are great barriers to preventing further infections and providing adequate care, support and treatment, and are found in every country and region of the world. Much of the stigma, faced by People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), builds on existing prejudices related to race, gender, socio-economic status, culture and other similar categories in society.

Progress Report: Universal Access Target Setting in East and Southern Africa, UNAIDS, May 2007

Report prepared by:
UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern & Southern Africa
May 2007

Treatment Barometer: A Survey Of Treatment Provision To People Living With HIV In Southern Africa

As part of efforts to hold SADC governments accountable to the commitments they have made towards universal access to treatment, the Southern African Treatment Access Movement (SATAMo) conducted a survey of progress in the provision of ARV and OI treatment programmes in the region. Findings from the audit will be used for advocacy at national and regional levels. This project was initiated during the SATAMo strategic planning workshop, which
took place in South Africa from 28 April to 02 May 2008.

SADC Strategic Plan for the Control of TB In the SADC Region 2007 - 2015

This Strategic Plan takes into account and addresses the current challenges posed by the Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) and Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) tuberculosis. It is also informed by decisions taken by the political principals at different fora. To address the challenges needing urgent responses, chapter four consists of strategies and activities that need to be implemented in emergency response to support Member States to strengthen tuberculosis in the region. The implementation of the Emergency Response will be for a period of two years.

National HIV and AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Plan - 2006 - 20011

To effectively fulfil its mandate to co-ordinate the national response under the national strategic plan on AIDS 2006-2011, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) needs to understand the scope and effect of HIV and AIDS interventions in Lesotho. In order do this, a functional and robust M & E system needs to be in place. This document is the  implementation plan of the national M & E framework to which all stakeholders have committed to using as part of the ‘three ones' principles

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