Integration of HIV/AIDS in the Existing Programmes and Systems - An Effort Towards Prevention of HIV/AIDS in North West Bangladesh

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164018
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integration of HIV/AIDS in the Existing Programmes and Systems - An Effort Towards Prevention of HIV/AIDS in North West Bangladesh
Author(s):
Rahman, Salima
Author Details:
Salima Rahman, Director (Community Health), RDRS Bangladesh, Community Health Programme, Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh, email: salima.rahman@gmail.com
Abstract:
Issues: Awareness of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention are low among the general population of Bangladesh, especially in rural areas. Though the number of reported HIV/AIDS cases is still low, Bangladesh shares many risk factors with other countries in South Asia, which suggest a strong potential for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country and the region. The sero-epidemiological survey carried out so far clearly indicates that HIV infection could become an epidemic in this country. While initiatives from the Government are not yet adequate, support from NGOs is essential to prevent such an epidemic. Description: To promote awareness and prevention among the rural population, HIV/AIDS issue has been incorporated in existing health programmes, gender and legal awareness programmes, and Union Federations (groups of poor and land less women and men). In all the training programmes conducted for staff and programme participants, HIV/AIDS has been included as a core issue. This paper will describe how HIV/AIDS education has been successfully integrated in all RDRS existing services, both vertically and horizontally and how useful it has been in dissemination of information on HIV/AIDS in the wider community including those at high risk in a cost effective manner within a short period. Lessons Learned: The integration of HIV/AIDS in all existing services/program has led to clear and effective ways to access and educate people. Recommendation: The model of integration has been found appropriate for HIV/AIDS prevention and can be used by the various developing groups where resources are inadequate.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegration of HIV/AIDS in the Existing Programmes and Systems - An Effort Towards Prevention of HIV/AIDS in North West Bangladeshen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRahman, Salimaen_US
dc.author.detailsSalima Rahman, Director (Community Health), RDRS Bangladesh, Community Health Programme, Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh, email: salima.rahman@gmail.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164018-
dc.description.abstractIssues: Awareness of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention are low among the general population of Bangladesh, especially in rural areas. Though the number of reported HIV/AIDS cases is still low, Bangladesh shares many risk factors with other countries in South Asia, which suggest a strong potential for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country and the region. The sero-epidemiological survey carried out so far clearly indicates that HIV infection could become an epidemic in this country. While initiatives from the Government are not yet adequate, support from NGOs is essential to prevent such an epidemic. Description: To promote awareness and prevention among the rural population, HIV/AIDS issue has been incorporated in existing health programmes, gender and legal awareness programmes, and Union Federations (groups of poor and land less women and men). In all the training programmes conducted for staff and programme participants, HIV/AIDS has been included as a core issue. This paper will describe how HIV/AIDS education has been successfully integrated in all RDRS existing services, both vertically and horizontally and how useful it has been in dissemination of information on HIV/AIDS in the wider community including those at high risk in a cost effective manner within a short period. Lessons Learned: The integration of HIV/AIDS in all existing services/program has led to clear and effective ways to access and educate people. Recommendation: The model of integration has been found appropriate for HIV/AIDS prevention and can be used by the various developing groups where resources are inadequate.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:40Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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