CARE International considers HIV and AIDS to be one of the single most devastating phenomena preventing progress in the developing world. Ultimately the cycle of HIV and poverty can only be stopped by addressing the root causes of both. In more than two dozen high-risk countries CARE runs 126 projects. With our local partners, we're working not only to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide care and support for those affected, but also to find lasting solutions to wider social and economic problems that exacerbate the crisis.
CARE International considers HIV and AIDS to be one of the single most devastating phenomena preventing progress in the developing world.
Ultimately the cycle of HIV and poverty can only be stopped by addressing the root causes of both. In more than two dozen high-risk countries CARE runs 126 projects.
With our local partners, we're working not only to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide care and support for those affected, but also to find lasting solutions to wider social and economic problems that exacerbate the crisis.
There has been a steady flow of people from Nepal and Bangladesh to India in recent decades in search of better work and livelihood opportunities. As they move to and fro, many face harassment, discrimination and violence. Many face these challenges during their journeys – particularly when they cross borders – at their destinations, and when they go home. Their experiences are affected by gender, country of origin and the process of recruitment to migration.
- Most migrants experience violence, exclusion and harassment at transit, destination and, to lesser degrees, at home
- Their gender and origin influence the degree of harassment and violence, with female Bangladeshi migrants facing disproportionate risks
- It is vital to sensitise health staff, police, employers and landlords at destination on migrants’ rights
There is a strong two-way relationship between food insecurity and the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Homestead gardening can help to break the connection. It offers a wider range of potential crops than field-based agriculture, requires less time and labour and can provide a source of extra income.
Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS concerns into agricultural programs also helps reduce stigma and build partnerships with other organizations.
This document summarizes the lessons learned through CARE’s experience in developing an HIV and AIDS workplace policy.
CARE Rwanda’s Nkundabana (Kinyarwanda for 'I love children') approach provides a community-based solution to child-headed households and households where adults are unable to provide adequate care for children.
The Nkundabana model mobilizes adult volunteers from the community to provide guidance and care for children living in households without adult support.
The Nkundabana model provides a foundation for economic and food security as well as child advocacy.
The model also has excellent potential for long-term sustainability because the community is supported to work together to care for the children themselves.
This document describes CARE Bangladesh’s four years of experience in working with truck drivers, their helpers, rickshaw pullers and dockworkers, gained through their DFID funded HIV programme.
Transport workers are considered to be potential ‘bridges' to the general population in the transfer of HIV and sexually transmitted infections because of their relationship to sex workers.
As well as covering the challenges faced by the project and the lessons learnt as a result of the intervention, the document outlines the three key intervention strategies of the project: partnership with labour unions, employing peer educators and outreach workers and setting up drop-in-centres.
In consultation with other organizations working on HIV globally, CARE International commissioned a climate survey covering six countries (Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam) to explore civil society experiences and document lessons learned in the country-level UNGASS 2006 national review process.
This briefing paper, which responds to Article 28 of UNGASS 2006, highlights the importance of adequate food and nutrition in mitigating against the impacts of HIV and AIDS.
This document outlines CARE Bangladesh’s five years of experience in working with drug users to prevent HIV, gained through their DFID funded HIV Programme.
There is a rising trend of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Bangladesh and in one area of Dhaka city the reported rate of HIV prevalence is 8.9%, indicating the start of a concentrated epidemic among this group.
To contain the spread of the disease the project used a harm reduction approach including services such as peer education, abcess and STD treatment, condom distribution and needle-syringe exchange.
The document also describes the challenges faced during the implementation of the project and the lessons learned.
21 May, 2007 – Brussels, CARE held a second roundtable meeting in cooperation with WFP and UNAIDS to discuss the links between food insecurity and HIV and AIDS.
Practitioners from Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zambia shared experiences in HIV and food security programming and provided tools for policy makers and programmers in Europe.
In 2007, we are one year into the “scale up” to universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support, and as we approach the half way point to the Millennium Development Goals, it is an appropriate time to take stock of a comprehensive approach.
This second roundtable builds on last year’s discussion, which brought together high-level representation from the European Commission, relevant UN agencies, the European Parliament and the NGO community to share ideas about how to create greater linkages in this area and optimise the impact of existing interventions.
Since 2004, CARE Zambia has been working through a Program Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to implement a number of Social Protection projects, aimed at increasing the capacity of institutions and the most vulnerable in society to better manage risk associated with food insecurity, destitution and HIV and AIDS.