Important Links to Online Publications, Virtual Libraries and Online Courses
In the following links, online publications, virtual libraries and online courses in the area of reproductive health and gender-based-violence are listed and introduced. These are key areas of focus of GTZ Health Sector Programme work in Kenya.
Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
Gateways to integration: a case study from Haiti
by Susan Armstrong, Peter Weis, Lynn Collins and Kevin Osborne
WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, IPPF, July 2008 Â 24 pp. 547 kB:
Virtual Library: Global Library of Womenâ€™s MedicineÂ Â http://www.glowm.com
The majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, all of which are fundamental elements of sexual and reproductive health care. In addition, sexual and reproductive health problems share many of the same root causes as HIV/AIDS, such as poverty, gender inequality, stigma and discrimination, and marginalization of vulnerable groups. Despite this, services for sexual and reproductive health and for HIV/AIDS still largely exist as separate vertical programmes. The process of linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS within an existing VCT system is described in this case study from Haiti.
The following expert chapters, listed below, provide detailed clinical guidance on most aspects of women’s medicine. Medical professionals are invited to publish their contributions. Quality of the contributions is guaranteed by medical editors who are members of well-known United States universities:
Ethics, Â GynecologyÂ , Gynecologic Imaging, Gynecologic Infections, Surgical Techniques, Health Care for Older Women, Gynecologic Endoscopy
Pregnancy OverviewÂ , Fetal Development and Maternal Physiology, Preconceptional and Prenatal CareÂ Â Common Medical and Surgical Problems of Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Labor and DeliveryÂ Â Operative Obstetrics, Puerperium, Placental Development and Pathology
General Considerations, Medical Complications, Infectious Diseases, Surgical Problems, Fetal PhysiologyÂ Â Imaging, Monitoring, and Special Problems, Antenatal Diagnosis
Cervical Carcinoma, Endometrial Carcinoma and Uterine Sarcoma, Ovarian CarcinomaÂ , Vulvar, Vaginal and Other Neoplasms, Other Malignancies, General Considerations
Endocrine Biochemistry, Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, The Ovary, Growth Problems, Menstruation and Menstrual Disorders, The Breast, The Thyroid Gland, The Adrenal Gland, Endocrinology of Pregnancy, The ProstaglandinsÂ , Fertility, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Principles of Human GeneticsÂ , Genetics of Sexual Differentiation, Genetics of Other Gynecologic Disorders, Assisted Reproductive TechnologyÂ Â Preimplantation Genetics
Importance of Fertility Regulation, Contraception, Sterilization, Behavioral and Psychosomatic ProblemsÂ Â Human Sexuality, Primary and Preventive CareÂ , Pregnancy Termination
Online courses for health professionals in low-resource settings
EngenderHealth has developed computerized self-instructional courses for health care providers, supervisors, students, and trainers around the worldâ€”particularly for those in low-resource settings. Each self-instructional course is divided into different modules, each of which includes interactive exercises and quizzes, case studies, as well as educational materials that can be printed for use in health-care programs. Recognizing that internet connectivity is still an issue in most parts of the developing world, EngenderHealth has also made these courses available for offline use: each course can be downloaded for offline use
, and the sexual and reproductive health courses can also be ordered on CD-ROM
Two sets of online courses are offered:
- Infection Prevention: this course is designed to help health care providers, supervisors of health care facilities, medical students, and nursing students strengthen infection prevention practices in low-resource settings.
- Topics in Reproductive Health: this set of three mini-courses covers topics such as Sexuality and Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and HIV and AIDS. These are only available in English.
Words to Action – newsletter on violence against women
The United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women is pleased to bring to your attention to the third issue of Words to Action, an electronic newsletter on violence against women.
For our German colleagues a booklet on machismo and civil wars in Africa and how to overcome sexual violence:
|MÃ¤nnlichkeit und BÃ¼rgerkriege in Afrika â€“Neue AnsÃ¤tze zur Ãœberwindung sexueller Kriegsgewalt
Januar 2009, Rita SchÃ¤fer
Eine Analyse der unterschiedlichen Rollen, die Frauen und MÃ¤nner im Konfliktverlauf einnehmen kÃ¶nnen, bietet neue Perspektiven zum VerstÃ¤ndnis von Kriegen und zur Befriedung von Nachkriegsgesellschaften. Eine nachhaltige Friedenssicherung erfordert es auch, der Handlungslogik von Gewaltakteuren und der Wiederherstellung der alten spannungsgeladenen gesellschaftlichen Ordnung gegenzusteuern. Wie wichtig innovative Interventionen sind, illustrieren die hohen Raten an geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt und HIV/AIDS. Auch die groÃŸe Gewaltbereitschaft von Ex-Kombattanten sowie Reintegrationsprobleme von Ex-Kombattantinnen stehen EntwicklungsansÃ¤tzen in Nachkriegsgesellschaften entgegen. Deshalb muss verhindert werden, dass kriegerisches Gewalthandeln und damit verbundene Vorstellungen von MÃ¤nnlichkeit und Weiblichkeit ungebrochen in den Nachkriegsalltag Ã¼bernommen werden.BroschÃ¼re zum Herunterladen in pdf Datei (1)
MÃƒÂ¤nnlichkeit und BÃƒÂ¼rgerkriege in Afrika – GTZ.pdf