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HIV/AIDS and alcohol risks in Cambodia: Confronting challenges and policy-making through research-guided actions

Lubek, Ian, Kros, Sarath, Wong, Mee Lian, Lee, Helen, Van Merode, Tiny, Idema, Roel, Thamarangsi, Thaksaphon, Jakubowicz, Andrew, Tolson, Michelle and McCreanor, Tim (2013) HIV/AIDS and alcohol risks in Cambodia: Confronting challenges and policy-making through research-guided actions. In: Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues. 3 Vol. Set. Praeger Publishers, New York. (In Press)

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This chapter describes how researchers, practitioners and interns from social sciences, medicine, public health and global development have collaborated in Cambodia with local health providers, employers, NGOs, grass-roots stakeholders and volunteers to confront HIV/AIDS and the co-risk of alcohol overuse. Results from research-driven interventions engage the local community and also seek to effect national and global policy and practices. The grass-roots NGO SiRCHESI (Siem Reap Citizens for Health, Educational and Social Issues) uses local health workers and peer educators to provide interventions and evaluate their impact. These health-promotion interventions involve contacts with local partners, global business headquarters, government policy-makers and relevant decision-makers.Strategies are discussed for changing policy or practices by directly “making data matter” or “indirectly”, by providing the data to others (e.g., press, unions, international organizations) whose mandates involve greater “activism” than permitted Cambodian NGOs.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
Depositing User: Helen LEE
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:35

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