HCMN News - February 8, 2006
In this update:
Workshop on Strategic Communication: Building Life Skills and Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health
For: Senior to mid-level trainers/ facilitators and program personnel from government, NGOs and development partner agencies whose programs include adolescent health.
Fee: Participants from Bangladesh- Tk. 14000. Participants from outside of Bangladesh - US$ 1250.
Egypt's State Information Service / IEC Resource Center, as part of the Communication for Healthy Living Project, houses an extensive archive of media materials produced by the Resource Center as well as materials produced by health communication programs throughout the region. The archives are being made available to researchers, policy makers, journalists, scholars, and other interested parties via an state-of-the-art, on-line database, searchable in Arabic and English. Available at http://www.healthcom-egypt.info/ar_db.htm
New Arts and MDGs Journal Launch
"art'ishake's" is a new e-publication on arts, culture, social change, health issues (like HIV/AIDS), and development. It aims to address interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral issues in tandem with arts and development. The first issue has been produced by Arts For Global Development, Inc., in collaboration with the arts coalition, ActALIVE ( www.actalive.org ), along with contributors from across the globe!
If you would like to receive the first complimentary issue, please email to , mentioning your interest. Also, it can be downloaded from: www.art4development.net . For more information, email:
Go to http://www.hcpartnership.org/Publications/Field_Guides/ for more information about:
New toolkit on working with orphans and vulnerable children - by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
(http://www.aidsalliance.org) Contact: Victoria Womersley, to receive a copy.
Toolkit contains over 600 documents sharing learning and resources from a wide range of organisations.
The OVC CD-Rom covers the following broad categories:
Please note that this CD-Rom is also available on-line at www.ovcsupport.net . This website is updated regularly.
Training course: Training the Trainers - Radio, Television & Internet - May 15-June 23 2006 - Hilversum, The Netherlands
Organised by the Radio Netherlands Training Centre, this 6-week training course will aim to strengthen the capacity of trainers, training organisers and educators working in or for the broadcast sector to assess training needs and design, develop and deliver effective and efficient training solutions.
Go to: http://www.rnw.nl/cgi/?app=rntc&page=index&id=83 for more information
Published by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, this 2-page fact sheet provides the latest data about the impact of the epidemic by geographic region and on women and young people. It also reviews the economic impact and global response to the epidemic. (http://www.kff.org/hivaids/3030-06.cfm)
New guide - Encouraging good hygiene and sanitation
Tearfund has recently published a new PILLARS guide . It aims to help communities to reduce disease and infection from poor sanitation, poor hygiene practices and dirty water. The guide aims to build understanding of the basic facts around good hygiene. It is full of practical information on low-cost ideas to encourage hand washing, to keep food safe, to provide safe drinking water and maintain good health. There is advice on improving water supplies and building different types of latrines. It gives guidance on how to carry out simple surveys on attitudes towards hand washing and the understanding of good hygiene and in order to assess the impact of sharing information on good practice.
Printed version s are available in English, French and Portuguese. The book is also available on line in both pdf and html format from the publications sections of their website www.tearfund.org/tilz. (this includes a Spanish version. A new PILLARS CD Rom v4.0 with this book and the 9 previous guides will shortly be available from Tearfund ( ) in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. For more information about PILLARS contact Isabel Carter - .
Welcome New Members!
Qais Mahmood Sikandar
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