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AUICK Action Plan Progress Report, 2010

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3.2. First 2005 Workshop on Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

First 2005 Workshop

First 2005 Workshop Action Plan Progress Reports


First 2005 Workshop

The First 2005 Workshop on Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, held from 27 June to 7 July, was arranged to coincide with Kobe’s hosting of the 2005 International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). The participants attended the complete ICAAP program of lectures by international experts on AIDS education; political and community leadership; drug use; prevention and treatment strategies; the sex trade; mother to child transmission; self-help, support and caring for carriers of the HIV virus; vaccination and adolescent health; and chemotherapy and gender issues. It focused on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, especially for the more socially vulnerable youth. AAC participants from the Health and Family Planning Departments of their city governments learned from students of the Kobe City College of Nursing about peer counseling to promote awareness on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS, visited Kobe health facilities, and took part in a UNFPA/ AUICK public forum on adolescent healthcare. The Director of the Asia and Pacific Division of UNFPA presented to the workshop on “Young People and HIV/AIDS in Asian Countries: Challenges and Actions”. 

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First 2005 Workshop Action Plan Progress Reports

Chittagong 

With the spread of HIV/AIDS a growing concern, Chittagong’s plan promoted peer education programs for college and university students, with local media support. Funding came from GTZ Germany (an international cooperation enterprise), peer educators were trained, local HIV/AIDS related NGOs connected, and a referral network and an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) clinic were established. Baseline and final studies showed the plan’s successes. 
Plan status: full implementation 

Weihai 

For infectious disease prevention, Weihai’s Action Plan set up an internet–based information service on HIV/AIDS, two peer counseling organizations, and HIV and sex education courses in junior high schools. The Women’s League Commission NGO cooperated with the Children’s Hospital to provide health checks for 5,000 people. Weihai Center for Disease Control officials visited their international counterparts to exchange information. The plan arranged advanced training to sixty doctors and contraceptive availability in every 3+ star hotel. 
Plan status: full implementation 

Chennai 

In 2005, Chenai’s state, Tamil Nadu, was considered a high-risk HIV/AIDS area. The Action Plan studied vulnerable groups and injecting drug users, and trained 4,209 health workers on STI, and 256 school teachers, student and street children peer-educators. The plan additionally trained 106 medical officers and 700 paramedical staff on cervix cancer. Contraceptive promotional items were distributed, and three hundred condom vending machines installed around the city. A UNICEF sponsored consultant was appointed for improved school AIDS education, and the plan initiated advocacy for school information centers and educational programmes. Exhibitions at cultural festivals and art competitions increased HIV/AIDS awareness among citizens. 
Plan status: full implementation 

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Surabaya 

From Surabaya’s first recorded case in 1997, incidents of HIV/AIDS had reached 300 by 2004. The plan increased lacking awareness and trained officials on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. A family planning NGO, Pelayanan Kesehatan Peduli Remaja (PKBI), developed training material for nine local health centers’ staff to educate junior high school students. Peer-educators were trained in 31 elementary, 25 junior high and 8 senior high schools. Three teachers and three students at 10 junior and 10 senior high schools formed and trained ‘adolescent communities’ with increasing membership. The plan initiated health screening in schools, and counseling centers and out-of-school adolescent communities in sub-districts. 
Plan status: full implementation 

Kuantan 

A plan was made to inform Kuantan’s 80,000 adolescents on sexual and reproductive health issues through youth-friendly clinics, and treat youths with HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. It was not implemented though, as a similar project was planned by the Pahang State Health Department. 
Plan status: non implementation 

Faisalabad 

With little HIV/AIDS awareness and no counseling services in Faisalabad, the Action Plan proposed a volunteer peer-counseling service and a pilot testing and counseling center, to encourage and educate on condom usage and train female health workers in reproductive health. The Executive District Officer for Health oversaw implementation with the Population Planning Department. Local NGOs collaborated and an international UNDP sourced NGO provided funds. The media launched awareness campaigns, but the plan’s full implementation was not communicated to AUICK. 
Plan status: partial implementation 

Olongapo 

The Action Plan for Olongapo initiated HIV/AIDS information and counseling services, with mass-media support. AIDS Society of the Philippines (ASP) and UNFPA conducted the “Interface Workshop of Local AIDS Councils of Olongapo City and Davao City”, and UNFPA-funded reproductive health classes educated 14-24 year-olds. The Department of Education developed textbooks to incorporate reproductive health and HIV/AIDS into the school curriculum. Trained peer-counselors informed out-of-school youth, and NGOs supported school-to-school symposia on STI and HIV/AIDS. Olongapo City passed a resolution for annual budget allocation for HIV testing kits for the Hospital AIDS Core Team (HACT), and local NGOs monitored and evaluated the overall Action Plan. 
Plan status: full implementation 

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Khon Kaen 

With 5,599 confirmed cases of HIV/AIDS in Khon Kaen Province in 2005, the Action Plan arranged teacher and peer-educator training in academic institutions to build community youth networks. The Provincial Health Office and NGOs trained HIV health care volunteers and local industrial leaders, set up the Youth Development Fund of Khon Kaen with local and international organizations, and conducted a seminar on AIDS prevention and control. Networking among schools, hospitals, health centers, district HIV/AIDS networks and youth leaders provided health care and preventive measures for 500 schools, installed 40 condom machines, and produced and distributed 30,000 information leaflets. The Provincial Health Office also arranged educational programs to decrease unwanted adolescent pregnancies.
Plan status: full implementation 

Danang 

With increasing HIV/AIDS cases and low adolescent awareness, Danang’s Action Plan established pilot youth-counseling programs for 5,000 students, with media support. Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS courses educated health workers, and AUICK workshop lessons guided hospitals and health centers to make Action Plans. Funding from Save the Children maintained help lines at counseling and health centers, and media programmes and hospital leaflets/posters provided information support. Monitoring meetings among Youth Unions and the Association of Family Planning arranged quarterly work plans to sustain the Action Plan. 
Plan status: full implementation

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CONTENTS

AUICK Action Plan Progress Report, 2010

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 3.1.

Chapter 3.2.

Chapter 3.3.

Chapter 3.4.

Chapter 3.5.

Chapter 3.6.

Chapter 3.7.

Chapter 3.8.

Chapter 3.9.

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Conclusion

Annex

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