MDG 6 COMBAT HIV/AIDS and PREVENTABLE DISEASES Partnerships for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet)Prevention of AIDS<div><p>Find on the AVERT website an example of a program preventing AIDS in one of the countries represented by the videos posted in class materials that in your opinion seem to be effective. Explain your opinion.</p></div>Marek WosinskiSat, 29 Sep 2012 09:25:48 -0700 Technology Combats Malaria in Tanzania<div><p>Every year malaria kills 800,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa. Out of these numbers the main victims are children under the age of five. The medic centers in Tanzania have a problem with running out of the anti-malaria drug when it is needed most. The facilities are only able to stock at the end of each quarter so when supplies run short those who…</p></div>Nicole HaleFri, 09 Sep 2011 04:14:43 -0700 metaphore and AIDS<div><p><strong>Few months ago Amber Brasington wrote the following comment.  What are your reflection on the ideas she presented there?</strong></p> <p>The ecological metaphor, according to Nelson &amp; Prillensky (2005, p.33), is explained in relation to reductionistic psychology. The reduction philosophy of psychology traditionally explores individual psychology and…</p></div>Marek WosinskiSun, 05 Jun 2011 09:08:32 -0700 immunizations in The Gambia follow-up<div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Recently The Gambia planned to renew their efforts in polio prevention with a second round of immunizations starting April 29<sup>th</sup>, which should currently be in its third day. As was mentioned in a previous blog post the first round of polio immunizations took place on the 25<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> of March. The second round of immunizations hopes to target…</p></div>Travis PetersenSun, 01 May 2011 18:35:34 -0700 Hope<div><p>Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. The organization was founded in 1958.  Project HOPE conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries. It was founded by Dr. William B. Walsh, a medical…</p></div>Thomas LaneThu, 28 Apr 2011 14:19:49 -0700 Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation<div><p>The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to curing and preventing the spreading of the AIDS virus.  The organization was founded in 1988 and operates in 17 countries around the world.  The organization was founded by Elizabeth Glaser, Susie Zeegen,  and Susan DeLaurentis.  Elizabeth Glaser was an…</p></div>Thomas LaneTue, 26 Apr 2011 12:50:30 -0700 want more help to combat HIV in Pakistan<div><p>The current socio-economic status and situation in Pakistan is proving to be the perfect place for HIV/AIDS to expand, unfortunately.  Monday marked worldwide HIV/AIDS day and Pakistan brought a lot of attention with the subject.  Some factors contributing to the spread of this disease include a fear of stigma, unsafe blood transfusion measures,…</p></div>Francesca MercurioTue, 12 Apr 2011 15:03:09 -0700 turns to cellphones for better health<div><p>In west Africa, 2,200 doctors in Ghana and all of Liberia's 143 doctors have signed on to anti-poverty group Africa Aid's MDNet network, allowing them to call or text other physicians for free. In Ghana, a national directory helps find the number to call. This new free mobile phone network is an incredible asset to people living in rural areas…</p></div>Danielle FinochiaroFri, 08 Apr 2011 12:53:33 -0700 campaign begins in The Gambia<div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Recently in The Gambia the first round of polio immunizations were scheduled for the 25<sup>th</sup> to the 28<sup>th</sup> of March, with the second round of immunizations planned for April 22<sup>th</sup> to the 25<sup>th</sup> for children up to 5 years of age. While polio is not a widespread problem globally, there have been recent outbreaks that have been reported in Africa. The…</p></div>Travis PetersenSat, 02 Apr 2011 09:15:45 -0700 Prevention in Mexico<div><p>Officials have found that one of their greatest challenges has been the collection of data which would help to get a real picture of  the problem. Specifically considering the migratory patterns of the population. This causes the spread of HIV an international issue. In order to combat this problem Mexico's Nnational Institute of Public Health to…</p></div>Renato RamosWed, 23 Feb 2011 19:27:33 -0700