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[procaare] Re: Gaborone CHBC 2001 - ProCAARE Member Impressions (1)
- From: ProCAARE <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 08:55:56 -0400 (EDT)
ProCAARE Member Impressions of the Gaborone CHBC 2001 coverage
Many thanks to ProCAARE members for their messages of support and applause. We
are delighted that the Gaborone CHBC 2001 coverage was helpful in your work.
Below, please find three such messages from members. We encourage other members
to send their impressions.
Perhaps this is a good time to ask for your help in preparing for the
HDN/ProCAARE team's pre-conference discussion and on-site coverage of the
upcoming 5th International Home and Community Care Conference (Chiang Mai,
Please take just a few minutes to tell us:
Q. Was the Gaborone CHBC 2001 Conference coverage on ProCAARE helpful to your
work and if so, how? Please suggest ways to improve the reportage.
HDN/ProCAARE Moderation Team
1. - Liz Lindsey, Canada
I would like to thank all the team members for reporting so effectively on the
Gaborone CHBC 2001 conference.
I work closely with CHBC having conducted two studies (with WHO and Dr.
Hirschfeld), one in Botswana and one in Kenya on the experiences of older women
and young girls as family caregivers to people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic
illnesses. We also conducted research in Thailand, Cambodia and Haiti to
understand more about CHBC and it's impact on families. Therefore, learning more
about this essential part of care has been very helpful to me.
So, again, thank you. I look forward to the next stage of your work on the 5th
International Conference on Home and Community Care Conference (Chiang Mai,
Thailand, December 2001).
Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey RN. PhD.
University of Victoria, Canada
2. Thato Jensen
Thank for keeping me abreast of developments as regards the CHBC conference.
As an avid HIV/AIDS activist it is particularly unfortunate for me that the
conference took place at a time when i was away in Belgium.However one hopes
that the conference will go beyond the usual dialogue and will put in place
concrete and substantive measures for broad based action on strengthening
community home based care.
The need to interrogate and improve the conceptualisation of CHBC as a response
to AIDS is imperative for not only dealing with AIDS but with future epidemics
of this proportion. Hence the need to further scrutinise the Family, in
particular locating it in within the changing socio-economic environment and the
accompanying changes in its structure and patterns. One hopes that indeed a
critical-pragmatic approach will form the basis of the dialogue during [and
after] the conference.
3. Cara Machan
Bravo! I was at the conference myself, but your reports were very helpful to me
too. Your team covered every conference session so even those of us there , who
could only attend one session at a time, were able to learn about the concurrent
discussions in rooms next door. Innovative way to capture information.
Looking forward to your coverage of the Thailand conference
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