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AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern AfricaJournal of Rural Studies, 2016The ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis suggests AIDS is contributing to food insecurity in southern Africa. Proposed causal mechanisms include a loss of livelihood assets and skills, brought about through AIDS′ impacts on children’s access to inherited property and intergenerationally-transferred knowledge.Document
Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation ResearchEconomic and Social Research Council, UK, 2016The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research which contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’.OrganisationGlobal Public Health is a peer-reviewed journal that engages with key public health issues that have come to the fore in the global environment — mounting inequalities between rich and poor, the glDocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2013Paying for performance provides financial rewards to medical care providers for improvements in performance measured by specific utilisation and quality of care indicators. In 2006, Rwanda began a paying for performance scheme to improve health services delivery, including HIV/AIDS services.Document
How can community health programmes build enabling environments for transformative communication? Experiences from India and South AfricaLondon School of Economics, 2010This paper seeks to characterise the social environments in which community-led health programmes are most likely to facilitate effective and sustainable health improvements, using three dimensions to characterise social contexts: material, symbolic and relational.DocumentJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2016Tremendous progress against AIDS over the last 15 years have inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. The United Nations General Assembly agreed in June 2016 that ending AIDS by 2030 requires a FastâTrack response to reach three milestones by 2020:DocumentCentre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation, South Africa, 2011This summary shares the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the first series of Intersexions, a 26-part South African entertainment-education television drama series to communicate health- and HIV-related messages, with a focus on sexual networks.DocumentJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, 2012Alcohol use and abuse is an important risk factor for HIV infection in southern Africa. A number of studies have found a relationship between alcohol and HIV seropositivity. Alcohol is increasingly being recognised as an indirect contributor to the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa as it is a key determinant of risky sexual behaviour.OrganisationJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a non profit organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans.Document
Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers aliveJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2016Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women face difficulties related to unequal gender power relations and stigma.