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  • Transforming Lives: Can Savings and Credit Group Membership Work for Women Affected by HIV/AIDS?: A South African Case Study - HDRNet
    PDF 627Kb Official URL http www universitasforum org index php ojs Abstract This study investigates the role of Savings and Credit Groups SCGs in improving the coping strategies of women affected by HIV AIDS in a poor rural district of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa In a country severely hit by the HIV AIDS epidemic there is a lack of practical livelihood strategies for people to weather the debilitating shocks caused by the disease These shocks force vulnerable households to employ irreversible coping strategies and threaten to trap them in poverty This study presents important evidence of consumption smoothing and improved coping mechanisms among women affected by HIV AIDS who are members of SCGs Stable levels of consumption among participants suggest that they are more protected from insecure and volatile flows of income and are more able to meet basic household needs With this target group being largely typical of rural populations affected by HIV AIDS in South Africa it is likely that the same impact can be achieved on a much larger scale and there is thus great scope for project replication in other areas Document Type Article Keywords South Africa HIV AIDS Savings and Credit Groups

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/653/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Mental health, cooperation and development. Beyond imported techniques in humanitarian assistance: the experience of Prodere - HDRNet
    Official URL http www armand colin com download pdf php idd 0 Abstract The approaches commonly adopted by mental health professionals reveal conceptual shortcomings when applied to situations of extreme poverty and insecurity development cooperation helps to rethink the relationship between the needs of individuals the role of Self in the search for well being and the responsibility of society in imposing processes of satisfaction that produce exclusion and fuel

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/262/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Integrated health in the province of Bandiagara, Mali - HDRNet
    resources of local traditional medicine with those of conventional medicine The techniques and knowledge related to traditional medicine are a valuable source of information that scientific disciplines have an interest in taking into serious consideration and traditional practitioners are an essential resource for all activities related to public health However the impossibility of immediately translating and evaluating the integration of these two domains without mediation calls for specific skills and

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/608/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Biomedical and traditional healing collaboration on HIV and AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - HDRNet
    A 2011 Biomedical and traditional healing collaboration on HIV and AIDS in KwaZulu Natal South Africa Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Preview PDF English Published Version Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 400Kb Official URL http www universitasforum org Abstract Traditional Health Practitioners THPs play a significant role in the South African health care system in particular with the HIV and AIDS epidemic However despite the frequent contact between THPs and HIV positive patients education of THPs with regards to HIV and AIDS has been overlooked In order to facilitate collaboration between THPs and public health care workers HCWs a district level alliance was developed which focused on collaboration between provincial and local authority clinics and THPs The project set out to maximize the innovative approach to HIV counseling in a manner that was both clinically effective and culturally respectful Training and mentoring was provided to THPs with regards to record keeping safety practices and HIV prevention messaging This pioneering project involving THPs HCWs and the University is the first and largest of its kind Document Type Article Keywords Traditional Health Practitioners traditional medicine public health

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/602/ (2016-05-01)
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  • The growing importance of traditional, alternative and complementary medicine in India - HDRNet
    2 ISSN 2070 6790 Preview PDF English Published Version Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 426Kb Official URL http www universitasforum org Abstract This article discusses the importance of the Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy AYUSH system of medicines in India focusing on the reasons for its adoption in India and on government support in terms of allocation of funds insurance schemes growth of the manufacturing sector and education reforms The author shows the resurgence of traditional complementary and alternative medicine and local health tradition services by people of the urban as well as the rural areas The study highlights the strength of people s knowledge and its links with indigenous systems suggesting that it should be the base to build upon as a positive resource With government support in mainstreaming AYUSH and with the expected growth of medical tourism and foreign trade in AYUSH it is at the take off stage Developing countries such as India could significantly improve the healthcare means at their disposal by exploring the scope of these systems to solve the problem healthcare delivery of the future Document Type Article Keywords traditional medicine complementary medicine alternative medicine AYUSH

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/600/ (2016-05-01)
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  • The importance of traditional Chinese medicine services in health care provision in China - HDRNet
    China Monitoring Center for the Quality of Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare Services explores the development of traditional Chinese medicine TCM healthcare services with a focus on human resources and the China Statistical Year Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine The authors illustrate the importance of TCM for health care delivery in China the extent of which is often underestimated outside the country Unlike different forms of traditional and complementary medicine elsewhere

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/599/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Complementary and traditional medicine in Tuscany (Italy): its integration in the public health system and international cooperation experiences - HDRNet
    traditional medicine in Tuscany Italy its integration in the public health system and international cooperation experiences Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Preview PDF English Published Version Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 527Kb Official URL http www universitasforum org Abstract Rational and appropriate use of complementary and traditional medicine resources can contribute to reducing drug consumption and therefore public health care costs Smallwood 2009 Furthermore these therapies can help diminish the side effects of chemical drugs a world wide phenomenon in constant growth Finally the production and use of traditional remedies can foster the development of local economies valorizing autochthonous cultures and generating economic activities able to optimize the local resources The Tuscany Region represents an interesting case study both regarding the integration of non conventional medicine in the public regional health care system and because of its long time experience of supporting the inclusion and the development of Complementary and Traditional Medicine CTM through activities of international cooperation This article aims at discussing the specificities of the Tuscan experience in the integration of CTM both within its territory and in Cuba and Serbia Document Type

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/601/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Items where Topic is "Health > Conceptual issues" - HDRNet
    432 Health 16 Conceptual issues 7 Group by Author Document Type Select by author s surname Article Monograph Number of items at this level 7 Article Carrino Luciano 2006 Mental health cooperation and development Beyond imported techniques in humanitarian assistance the experience of Prodere Revue Tiers Monde 187 pp 509 525 ISSN 1293 8882 Agostinho Adelaide B 2011 Integration of traditional medicine in health systems in Africa Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Morin Edgar 2011 For a dialogue among medicines Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Giano Sergio and Sanogo Rokia 2011 Traditional medicines and local development methodologies and approaches Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Xitumul Piox Lourdes 2011 Traditional medicine in public health systems A view from Guatemala Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Puglisi Elena 2011 Indigenous populations medicine and culture Universitas Forum International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation 2 2 ISSN 2070 6790 Monograph Funk Michelle and Drew Natalie and Freeman Melvyn and Faydi Edwige 2010 Mental

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