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In: War and public health, edited by Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel. Washington, D.C., American Public Health Association [APHA], 2000. 323-335.Why have educators failed to change in a changing world? There are at least three long-standing flaws in the academy, which work against change: departmental structure, misunderstanding of international education, and the narrow education of faculty. (excerpt)
In: 1st International Congress on AIDS in Asia and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Proceedings, Manila, 24-26 November 1987, edited by Ofelia T. Monzon. Manila, Philippines, Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 1988. 161-7.An overview is provided of the national, regional, and international educational activities of UNESCO in AIDS prevention. As part of the UN's Global Strategy, the WHO is mandated to lead and coordinate control and prevention programs. UNESCO's role is to assist member states in setting up and implementing IEC programs. Within that function, UNESCO contributes to formal and nonformal curriculum development on quality of life issues, which are multidisciplinary. Preventive education programs have been developed to contain or prevent environmental destruction, unplanned fertility, and drug abuse. Background information on AIDS concentrates on actions taken in 1986 and 1987. Program strategy, goals both long and short range, and objectives are indicated. The UNESCO strategy is integrated into the WHO strategy and contains an interdisciplinary AIDS coordinating committee under the Deputy Director General and a National AIDS Committee. Civic goals are to clarify the threats to human rights and freedoms from unjustified attitudes toward AIDS; health goals are to provide individuals with improved access to information about AIDS consequences, transmission, and means of prevention. Immediate goals are to support the WHO Global Strategy, to establish and evaluate AIDS prevention programs within formal and literacy programs, and to provide technical assistance nationally, regionally, and internationally. Examples of activities at the national level include setting up a national educational program, organizing intensive courses for mobile teams of educators, and monitoring and evaluating program efficiency and effectiveness. Regionally, activities may include providing regional meetings regularly or occasionally to launch campaigns or develop curriculum. International activities can involve establishing an AIDS documentation and clearinghouse for educational materials in schools for developed and developing countries.
In: Information in Support of Population Activities. Paris, UNESCO, 1974, pp. 29-39Add to my documents.
[Current orientations and future perspectives of the International Union of Health Education] Union internationale d'education pour la sante orientations actuelles et perspectives d'avenir.
International Journal of Health Education. 1982 Oct; 1(2):57-64.In his report, Dr. E. Berthet, Secretary General of the IUHE, stresses the importance of 4 major concepts which should serve as the basis for all the activities of the Union: 1) health education is a major factor in economic and social development; 2) health education is not merely 1 more discipline amongst many but an attitude of mind, a way of thinking and acting which requires medical, psychological, pedagogic, social and economic data; 3) health education should neither blame nor moralize, it should not exploit human fear and pain, it should inform, on the basis of sound epidemiological data, about the major avoidable risks; 4) health education should avoid medical systematization of the social circumstances deriving from living conditions which have nothing to do with pathological conditions of the human body. In future, health education should take further steps and become part of the knowledge of all persons directly or indirectly responsible for economic and social development, e.g.: health professionals, particularly primary health care workers, teachers, leaders in private and public organizations, trade-unionists, social workers, decision-makers, mass media representatives. The latter should work in close cooperation with health professionals. The report also reviews the numerous meetings organized or sponsored since 5 September 1979 by the IUHE. During the last 3 years, working relationships between the Union and international institutions--particularly WHO, UNICEF, and UNESCO--have developed considerably. In May 1983 the technical discussions of the 36th World Health Assembly will be devoted to new health education policies in primary health care. After mentioning the financial difficulties the Union has to face and expressing his gratitude to all Union officers, Dr. Berthet concludes in the words of an oriental saying, that if you make plans for 1 year, grow some rice; if you make plans for 10 years, grow a tree; if you make plans for a century, teach the people. (author's modified) (summaries in ENG, SPA)