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HCMN Update: September 9, 2005

  1. Reproductive health-oriented board games for adolescents
  2. Request for info/materials on involving men
  3. Request for materials for disabled persons
  4. Annual Photoshare Contest for Best Photos
  5. IUD Checklist for Providers

1. Reproductive health-oriented board games for adolescents

We received this from Manish Kumar:
I am currently pursing a fellowship under the Fund for Leadership Development, MacArthur Foundation titled 'A Communication Strategy for the Promotion of Adolescent Reproductive Health. In this fellowship, I am developing Magic and Board Games as a tool for communication. I have developed a kit which consists of 20 Magic Tricks and 7 Board Games. Following issues can be covered with the help of these games and magic tricks-

1. Adolescent Health and Nutrition
2. Male and Female Reproductive System and related myths and misconceptions.
3. Early Marriage and Pregnancy
4. Gender Issues.
5. Peer Pressure and Drug abuse.
6. Violence and Eve teasing
7. Risk Behavior and HIV/AIDS

Under the dissemination of the fellowship I have planned to train grassroot level workers to be able to use both the tools (magic and board games) in their educational activities.

If you are interested in getting this training program conducted for the young volunteers and field facilitators of your organization then kindly contact me at 09415110490 or . You can also visit our website at

2. Request for info/materials on involving men

Dr. Maria Mohedano, Chief of a Perinatal Division in Tucuman, Argentina would like to receive information, in the form of print materials and/or audiovisual, on how to have men be responsible for their sexual and reproductive health. Respond to .

3. Request for materials aimed for disabled persons

From: Dr. D. Jyothsna, email =
Looking for materials in relation to disabled persons on the topics of HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB, leprosy, women's health, care of the aged, to help in promoting awareness among the people of a remote tribal area in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India.

4. Annual Photoshare Contest for Best Photos

Submissions accepted until October 15,2005
Sponsored by The INFO Project and Canon!
Online Announcement:
Download Entry Form available online:

5. IUD Checklist for Providers

IUD Checklist Enables Providers to Help Clients Make Informed Contraceptive Choices Based on WHO's Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, the checklist consists of a series of questions designed to identify any medical conditions or behaviors that would either prevent safe IUD use or require further screening. It is available online at (PDF format, Adobe Reader required). For printed copies, please contact .


Research Associate, Pruda, India

I'm an urban manager working with the All India Institute of local self government. My organisation has been working for the last 78 yrs. in urban governance. It is an anchor institute for urban management programs (UNCHS) for South Asia.

Health Education and Promotion Officer III
Department of Health, Philippines

As Health Education and Promotion Officer, I am in charge with the advocacy aspect of the different programs, projects, thrusts and initiatives of the Department of Health. Tri-Media activities are being prepared and done, working together other program managers of our deparment and also collaborate with other attached agencies/organizations. I also conceptualized, develop, reproduce and distribute different IEC materials and conduct health education activities to our different target clients in the entire Western Visayan region

UPdate Software Ltd, UK

I work to create links with partners to develop new and appropriate products, which help to improve health by sharing knowledge. Update Software is a small publishing company which was behind the development of The Cochrane Library and specialises in evidence based health care information. Update Software develops new systems for assembling and communicating healthcare information - from unanswered questions, to clinical studies, to systematic reviews and uncertainties about best practice in order to improve healthcare decisions. We publish The WHO Reproductive Health Library as well as many other products.

International Fellow
Eco-Ethics International Union

We work for the restoration and maintenance of world ecology by all avenues and means...medical and all other scientific areas,governmental, jurisprudential,etc.for child survival.

Program Coordinator

MassCARE (Massachusetts Community AIDS Resource Enhancement) is a statewide program for women, children, youth and families living with HIV. Our mission is to
1)provide comprehensive services to women, children, youth, and families living with HIV and to ensure that they:
-receive proper medical care and support services
-are fully informed and involvedin decisions about their health care
-receive care that respects their beliefs and culture
2) Invovle women, youth, and families in MassCARE's program planning and policy development efforts
3) Promote the involvement of women, youth, and families in state and national HIV/AIDS policy development

Health Consultant
Confederation of Indian Industry-CII

Being India's premier service organisation for Industry, involved in implementing National Health Programmes in Industry, PPPs, Policy Issues in Health, Operational Research etc

Executive Co-ordinator
Hail the Future Int'l

Advocacy on sexual reproductive issues(HIV/AIDS). Youth support and empowerment

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