ERIC Number: ED405445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Shared Rights--Shared Responsibilities. European Consultation on Collaboration between Government Sectors, Nongovernmental Organizations and Ethnic Minority Organizations in AIDS Prevention, Support and Care (London, United Kingdom, October 5-9, 1995).
Naz Foundation, London (England).
A consultation was sponsored by the European Commission, the World Health Organization's Global Programme on AIDS, and the United Kingdom Department of Health to explore the specific needs of ethnic minority communities in European countries for culturally and linguistically appropriate Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and sexual health services. It also aimed to develop a context for collaborative and integrated approaches to improving and enhancing such services. Thirty-five experts from government sectors, nongovernmental organizations, and ethnic minority organizations participated in a series of working groups addressing issues such as models of good practice of collaboration, provision of appropriate HIV/AIDS education for ethnic minority communities, and empowering ethnic minority communities to develop AIDS treatment, care, and support organizations for ethnic minorities. Participants developed recommendations based on good practice to guide European national AIDS programs in policy development. It was emphasized that it is important to realize that ethnic minorities do not form a homogenous group, and that diversity must be acknowledged. Representation of ethnic minority communities in decision making is essential to success in HIV prevention. Titles of 12 working papers prepared for the consultation are listed, as are consultation participants. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Naz Foundation, London (England).