One of the incontrovertible marks for Tanzania’s open door policy is the huge billboards along
major roads and highways; and murals (or graffiti) on fences or walls of large buildings. This is
relatively a new way of communication in a country that once pursued Ujamaa policies.
Promoters of public health and particularly HIV/AIDS awareness campaign have turned to use
billboards as one of the ways to communicate responsiveness messages to different communities.
Artists similarly, have created a space for their murals to share their messages about the AIDS
Rates of HIV/AIDS transmission have increased substantially, particularly among young
African American women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) HIV/AIDS is the number one killer for African American women aged 25 to 34.
Given that many of these young women are contracting the disease in their late teens and
early twenties, there is a need to develop interventions that directly address the needs of this
group. The current study sought to assess the effectiveness of theater in increasing
Abah, R. C., Aderibigbe, T., & Olubunmi, A. (2014). Importance of social media in engaging young people on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 6(8), 152–159.
Rachlis, B., Ahmad, F., Van Lettow, M., Muula, A. S., Semba, M., & Cole, D. C. (2013). Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 210. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-210
"Concept Mapping (CM) is a participatory mixed-methods approach that enables diverse groups of stake-holders to share their ideas, representing them in various quantitatively derived visual concept maps." (p. 2)
This booklet is designed to provide children in Grades 4 and 5 with basic information about HIV and AIDS in an entertaining format. The booklet begins with a story, The Super Sleuths, which contains all the information children will need to complete the activities that follow. Instructors, parents, and caregivers are encouraged to read and review the story with children. Students can then do the activities on their own or with help.
"This discussion game gives young people the opportunity to investigate issues around how to prevent HIV, access to treatment and how to avoid stigma and discrimination of infected people. The game asks youngsters to consider a number of statements and situations concerning the social and ethical issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
"HACEY’s Health Initiative, also known as HACEY, is a Nigerian non-governmental organization founded in 2007 committed to empowering and supporting children, women and young people on health and environmental issues as it relates to them, and providing human capacity development to achieve a healthy and sustainable society."
HIV/AIDS is one of the core programming areas of HACEY's work.
G. Thupayagale-Tshweneagae and Z. Mokomane International Nursing Review, 2012
Available evidence shows that over half of all orphans under the age of 18 years are adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. Despite this, the needs of adolescents orphaned by AIDS are seldom recognized or adequately addressed in policy and programmes. Instead, the focus tends to be on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. However, there are several factors that render adolescent-specific programmes important.
This guide prepared by the Canadian AIDS Society in 2004 is all about connecting youth, youth workers, and community-based organizations serving youth with each other to ensure that youth have the information and supports they need in their own communities on HIV/AIDS and related issues.
This guide aims to equip users with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to build the capacity of communities and young people to work together to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including HIV, needs of young people. The guide will help you to work in participatory ways with young people, and the adults who influence their lives, at all stages of the community mobilization process to: