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HCMN News - January 19, 2006

In this update:

  1. Avian Influenza Resources
  2. Designing and Producing Radio Spots
  3. New Tools for Church and Community Leaders Addressing HIV/AIDS - 'CALLED TO CARE'
  4. Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal
  5. Request for help
  6. New Members

Avian Influenza Resources

For the most up to date information about Avian Influenza, check these sites:

Designing and Producing Radio Spots - New Tools

SPOT ON, a new practical, step-by-step Guide, trainer's Manual and workshop focused on creating, testing, producing and placing effective radio spots. Available for FREE now:

For more information or to order hard copies, write to .

New Tools for Church and Community Leaders Addressing HIV/AIDS - 'CALLED TO CARE'

Two new tools were recently launched in Abuja, Nigeria, at the International Conference for AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). They were produced by the Strategies for Hope Trust ( ).


  • TOOL NO. 1 - Tool No. 1, 'Positive Voices', is a 40-page booklet of testimonies by 14 African religious leaders (12 Christians, two Muslims) who are living with or personally affected by HIV. Five of the authors spoke at the launch of 'Positive Voices'.
  • TOOL NO. 2 - The second title in the 'Called to Care' toolkit, 'Making it Happen', is a 44-page mini-manual which aims to guide and support church groups through the processes of planning, establishing and managing an HIV/AIDS project.
  • Distributed by Teaching-aids at Low Cost (Email: . Website:
    For further information please contact: Glen Williams, Series Editor, Email: . Website:

Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal

From Tshiring Sherpa,

Dear all,

Sneha Samaj is the local NGO working in the field of HIV-AIDS since 2003. If you need any information about the women PLHA in nepal then plz let me know at or you can visit our website

And I would like to share our knowledge, Experience and IEC materials with all user around the globe.

Tshiring Sherpa,
President, Sneha Samaj,
Kathmandu, Nepal

Request for help from the Prasad Eye Institute, Andhra Pradesh, India

FROM: Ms.Shobha Mocherla, Audio-Visual Producer, Central Audio-Visual Unit, L V Prasad Eye Institute We are to arrange a series of patient education forums one every month from now on and I seek your help in this regard: If you have any information on eye care after different kinds of surgeries, be it as posters or brochures, please think of sending us a copy.

We are also trying to position poster boards in the lounges where posters on diabetes, smoking, cancer, sight and similar health topics are to be publicised. We are currently trying to compile videos and posters for our patients on these health aspects. Please help us if you can!


Nicette Jukelevics
Current Chair
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Established in 1996, the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a collaborative effort of numerous individuals and more than 50 organizations representing over 90,000 members. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

John Akwa
Project Co-ordinator
E.K Global Foundation
EK Global Foundation (EKGF) is a development assistance agency run jointly by her affiliates in USA and Kenya to assist religious bodies projects, development, education, poverty, indigenous people, community development, legal services and humanitarian assistance projects. We provide aid to indigenous development organization sand groups for small scale projects in agriculture, animal husbandry, apiculture, vocational training, handicrafts, exports, marketing and small industry.

Maliki Moshood
Medical Officer
Zainab Research Centre
Lokoja, Nigeria
Email =
Conducting Health Talk on Personal hygiene, Balance diets and Environmental hygiene, Occupational Health care to industrial workers, Given Immunization, Serves as resource person in the induction courses of the hospital
Home visiting for follow ups, Given Post Natal Care.
Treatment of minor diseases and ailments,

Gael O'Sullivan
Senior Associate
Abt Associates
Bethesda MD
Email = gael_o'
Working in behavior change communication and social marketing in the fields of Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDS, and Reproductive Health.

Jagdish Harsh
New Delhi
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HIV ATLAS is working on an internet idea for last one year and is in its' final testing phase. This portal: intends to enlist the existing online and offline resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Alfonso Contreras
Associated Expert in Communication
Pan American Health Organization
Washington, DC

We assist countries in the Americas to plan and prepare for pandemic influenza, and coordinate Global School-Based Student Health Surveys to monitor risk and protective factors for school children 13 to 15 years of age.

Franco Wandabwa
Managing Director
WAF Communications Ltd
Kampala, Uganda
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We conduct behavior change communication training in Adolescent Health, Child Survival, Domestic Violence, Environment, General Health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Maternal/Child Health, Nutritition, Reproductive Health, Safe Water, and Sanitation/Hygiene - development, design, pretesting and production of IEC materials.

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