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  • Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP) | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    practices through in depth interviews Annual surveillance rounds were conducted among commercial sex workers female male trans gendered and intravenous drug users where a dried blood specimen was provided and an in depth behavioural questionnaire answered This approach attempts to link data on behaviour to HIV sero prevalence data and to provide a picture of the direction of the epidemic and the effectiveness of prevention programming Project Description HASP ran a pilot and three full rounds of surveillance in 14 cities Each round involved mapping and integrated behavioural and biological surveillance The purpose of mapping was to estimate the size distribution and basic operational typology of specific high risk groups in each city Cities were geographically distributed into zones and key informants within each zone were interviewed to obtain information about the location and size of the high risk groups Once this first level information was obtained a second level of data collection was undertaken with the high risk groups themselves at the main sites mentioned to verify and expand on the information provided by the key informants and to identify critical locations or spots that were not obtained at the first level The integrated surveillance subsequently consisted of face to face interviews and the collection of a dried blood sample for HIV testing The data from mapping was used to draw up a sample of high risk groups that was representative with respect to geographic location and typology In each city sample quotas for each geographic area and typology were based on mapping estimates Results Establishment of the Central Data Coordinating Unit Standardization of HASP mapping methodology as the official government approved methodology Appointment of a National Field Epidemiologist at NACP Designation of surveillance positions at the provincial level Completion of one pilot and three rounds of surveillance Completion

    Original URL path: http://www.agriteam.ca/projects/profile/canada-pakistan-hiv-aids-surveillance-project-hasp/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Systems-Oriented Health Investment Program (SOHIP) | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    become more supportive of new ways of working so people can apply improved capacity in a sustainable way There are a number of significant government and donor financed health reform efforts happening in parallel in Punjab province and SOHIP takes a very collaborative approach with respect to these efforts Project Description The planned outcome result for SOHIP is strengthened management and accountability systems for the effective delivery of gender sensitive pro poor health services integrating prevention and health promotion SOHIP operates at three levels At the district level through intensive activities in our two demonstration districts At the inter district level to promote exchange of information ideas and innovations between districts At the provincial level to provide systems and structures that can better support improved health management at the district level SOHIP is working to integrate health promotion into pre service and in service training programs for various cadres of paramedical staff strengthen supportive supervision of outreach service providers strengthen the operation of health management information systems at the district level improve systems for strategic and operational planning and monitoring in district health departments Note Design phase January 2005 August 2006 implementation phase September 2006 June 2010 Results The development of a tool for assessing the health promotion orientation of training programs for medical and paramedical personnel The formation of a Health Promoters Network comprising individuals with responsibility for health promotion and health education at the district level and in training institutions and providing training to that network on different strategies for health promotion The training of 35 dispenser trainers from across Punjab in learner centred interactive teaching methodologies health promotion and gender equality These trainers were then able to offer exam preparation courses to 251 dispenser students prior to annual qualification exams The refresher training contributed to an improvement

    Original URL path: http://www.agriteam.ca/projects/profile/systems-oriented-health-investment-program-sohip/ (2016-04-28)
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