On-line edition of PIH’s HIV manual invites exchange of ideas and experience


  HIV manual cover
The second edition of PIH's HIV manual was published in August 2006

PIH has launched an interactive, on-line edition of The PIH Guide to the Community-Based Treatment of HIV in Resource-Poor Settings.

"The new website allows visitors to share insights about the manual and experiences in the field, to ask questions of each other, to answer others' concerns, and to foster a community of care," explained PIH Medical Director Joia Mukherjee, editor-in-chief of the manual.

The online-manual is the first module of a larger project – a warehouse of PIH tools, resources and guidelines for global health delivery to be known as the "Partners In Health Model On-Line." Future modules will share practical information and user insights on all aspects of delivering community-based care, ranging from clinical guidelines to training materials for patients and community health workers to project management tools and techniques.

"This on-line manual is distinctly a work in progress," Mukherjee said. "We intend to keep it that way. Our long-term goal is to build a knowledge community, a community where people working to ensure quality health care and social justice for the poor can exchange comments, questions, lessons and examples drawn from their own experience, both with Partners In Health and with each other. We expect that exchange to enrich all of our work, as well as future editions of the manual."

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[published April 2007]