This facilitator’s guide describes how to plan, deliver and evaluate the workshop effectively.
The workshop is designed to take five consecutive days in one week, although it can be adapted for shorter trainings as needed.
Each day covers a different area of SRHR and HIV integration, with the order and flow of sessions designed to relate back to each other. The workshop culminates with a site visit and group discussion.
Sessions include suggestions, tips and reminders for facilitators, and list materials needed. References to useful resources are also provided.
NAY PYI TAW—Students at the Basic Education High School (branch) in Yepya Village in Pobbathiri Township were given free dental and medical check-ups on 2 September. The checdk-ups were provided by the township Public Health Department’s dentist Dr Thit Thit Ko, nurses and staff from the village health branch.
A total of 323 students were also provided with free medicines.
By Ernest Waititu
Writing in The Lancet, Dr. Stefano Vella, a distinguished HIV researcher and a member of the Governing council of the International AIDS Society, shares his thoughts on what needs to be done to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. The success that has been achieved against the disease in the last two decades, Vella writes, should not mask the challenges that lie ahead. To end the epidemic in the next 15 years, he sees hard work ahead.
01 Sep 2015 by Kazuyuki Uji, Programme Specialist, HIV, Health and Inclusive Development, Bangkok Regional Hub, UNDP
On 14 July 2015, the UN Secretary General made a historical announcement: “Together, we have achieved and exceeded the AIDS-related targets of Millennium Development Goal 6... [W]e are on our way to an AIDS-free generation.”
This was simply unimaginable around the period I joined UNDP in early 2000’s when HIV was still thriving in Asia and HIV treatment was a luxury for the privileged few.
The total number of confirmed cases rose by three this week to 3,335 from 3,332, all of which were in the Ratoma area of Conakry. (WHO, Ebola Situation Report, 17-23 August 2015).
The number of confirmed deaths climbed to 2,075 with a total count of 2,527 confirmed and probable deaths.
The week to 23 August 2015 saw the second successive epidemiological week without a confirmed Ebola case.
Kinshasa, August 28, 2015 (caritasdev.cd): The program to fight against HIV / AIDS that leads for years Caritas Congo Asbl generated in the first half of 2015 has lessons highlighted during a presentation a workshop was recently held at the Caritas Home Centre in Kinshasa, DR Congo. These lessons are ownership and community involvement to achieve the results as well as knowledge and community involvement on HIV to sustain the achievements of the project, reports caritasdev.cd.
Kinshasa, le 28 août 2015(caritasdev.cd) : Le programme de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA que mène depuis des années la Caritas Congo Asbl a dégagé au premier semestre 2015 des leçons apprises qu’a mises en lumière un exposé présenté lors d’un atelier s’étant tenu récemment au Centre d’Accueil Caritas à Kinshasa, en RD Congo. Ces leçons sont l’appropriation et l’implication communautaire pour atteindre les résultats ainsi que la bonne connaissance et l’implication communautaire sur le VIH pour pérenniser les acquis du projet, rapporte caritasdev.cd.
Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.
It’s a wet and chilly Monday morning outside the Addis Ababa Regional Laboratory (AARL). The thick metal gates open wide and a motorcycle with knobby tires and a tall yellow container attached to its rear roars up to the front reception area. In large block letters the container reads, “Ethiopia Mail.” Inside the yellow container is a battered blue cooler with peeling biohazard stickers affixed to both sides. Specimens in Ethiopia move through an agreement with the postal service.
1 . By its resolution 2180 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2015 and requested me to report on its implementation semi-annually and not later than 45 days before its expiration. The present report covers major developments between the issuance of my report of 4 March 2015 (S/2015/157) and 31 August 2015 and outlines activities undertaken by the Mission in line with its mandate under the relevant Council resolutions, most recently 2180 (2014)
South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.
UNICEF Response highlights in 2015
• 850,000 people have access to health services and essential medicines in affected areas; a national measles campaign is scheduled for November.
• 10,025 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition received therapy with a recovery rate of 87%.
• Over 200,000 people have access to safe drinking water and more than 150,000 displaced people have access to latrines in the sites.
Representantes de los países debatieron sobre las nuevas metas de prevención del VIH y cero discriminación para poner fin al sida como amenaza de salud pública para 2030. Acordaron también trabajar en entornos legales favorables para las personas que viven con o son afectadas por el VIH.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
JOHANNESBURG— Activists are hailing a Botswana court ruling that they say sets a precedent to improve access to HIV treatment across southern Africa.
On Wednesday, the Botswana Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the government is required to provide foreign prisoners treatment at government expense. The government had earlier refused to treat them. The court also ordered all foreign inmates to receive the same HIV testing as do prisoners who are citizens.
The Tanzania government has given a green light for UNHCR to conduct an assessment of three identified sites in two districts of Kibondo (Nduta) and Kakonko (Karago and Mtendeli). All the three sites were used for refugee camps in the past years.
6000 families are still in mass shelters while all 16 schools that were used for mass shelters have been emptied and learning will resume in the coming few days.
The average influx of refugees from Burundi to Rwanda remains at 150 people per day in the last 15 days. The total number has now reached 75,327.
The relocation of refugees from the reception centres to Mahama camp is progressing well with about 1,000 refugees being relocated daily to Mahama Refugee Camp.
A new refugee camp site (Mahama 1) is being established to accommodate an additional 15,000 refugees. The existing refugee camp will still be called Mahama.