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Clearinghouse Updates, August 2009 Issue

Inside this issue:

1.  E-publications

2.  Forthcoming Events

1.         E-publications

Real Life - Health promotion for people living with HIV in Thailand
International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Secretariat), 2009
'Real life' is a series of five modules on health promotion for people living with HIV in Thailand.  Each module includes participatory exercises for engaging people living with HIV in discussion, focusing on different themes relating to their health and wellbeing and their sexual and reproductive health needs.


Linkages and integration of sexual and reproductive health, rights and HIV: Good practice update, March 2009
International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Secretariat), 2009
This good practice update is intended to complement good practice update 3: Linkages and Integration of sexual and reproductive health, rights and HIV: seizing opportunities for universal access (February 2009). It provides more detailed information on what the Alliance is doing in policy and programming around SRHR and HIV linkages and how the different components can be linked.


HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific: A review of progress towards universal access
Social Development Division (ESID), Bruce Ravesloot, 2009
This document reviews progress made in the Asian and Pacific region in line with international commitments, with particular attention to the Universal Access targets developed for low and concentrated epidemic countries in Asia and the Pacific through regional and civil society consultations in 2006. Based on these findings, the paper also reviews the main challenges and identifies ways forward in scaling up the response to HIV. The document draws on information from the 2008 country reports prepared to measure progress towards the targets set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in 2001.

2.         Forthcoming Events

National Workshop on School Health Programme
19-20 May 2009
P.C Bhurban, Pakistan
Organizers:    Ministries of Education and Health, in collaboration with UN agencies
Contact:      Mr. Arshad Saeed Khan at

The Regional Workshop on the Thematic Issues in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) under the Mobile Training Team (MTT) Project
1-5 June 2009
Nakon Prathom, Thailand
Organizers: UNESCO Bangkok/Jakarta/Phnom Penh/Islamabad,UNESCO    
International Bureau of Education an Thai National Commission for UNESCO

Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs
13-24 July 2009
Bangkok, Thailand
Organizer:   Institute for Population and Social Research Mahidol University at Salaya campus
Contact:      Amara Soonthorndhada at
or tel.: +662 441-0201 ext. 240

HIV, sex work, injecting drug use and men who have sex with men
14 - 17 July 2009
Melbourne, Australia
Organizer: Nossal Institute for Global Health, Univ of Melbourne
Contact: Brigitte Tenni at or tel: (03) 8344 1868

First Asia Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education
18-20 July 2009
Chiba-city, Japan
Organizer:   International Union for Health promotion and Education (IUHPE)
Contact:      Department of Public Health, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine at or fax: +81 282 86 2935

Effective Community based Responses to HIV in Asia & the Pacific: An update on emerging trends, latest evidence & current challenges
3 - 7 August 2009
Bali, Indonesia
Organizer: Burnet Institute
Contact: Ms Andrea Eakins Telephone by phone at +613 9282 2274 or by fax: +613 9282 2144