1. Burundi truck drivers measure testing and condoms

Summary of story

Le réseau de transporteurs au Burundi a mesuré dès le départ une augmentation du nombre de personnes qui se sont fait dépister et une diminution des stocks de préservatifs. Ainsi ils ont continuellement mesurer les progrès.

The network of truck drivers in Burundi has measured at the start of their programme the number of people who went for testing and their stock of condom. As a result they have been able to measure their progress continually.

Principle for action: 
Si nous connaissons notre situation au depart, alors nous pouvons mesurer les changements apres.

If we know the situation before, then we can measure the change after
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For the video clip on YouTuve (in French) go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y85l0UC0o3E

 


2. Measuring progress and adapting response in the Port of Mombasa

Summary of story

The Mombasa Kitua Cha Ustawi measures key indicators such as the number of visitors, the services they uptake and the number of SALT visits.

Principle for action:
If the number of truck drivers visiting the site goes down during the month, then we will do a lot of mobilisation during the next month.
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For the full story go to: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywc9Vo5hbnA



3. Reflecting on progress in Kenya

Summary of story

I want to say that it has been successful because even in the meeting with the local administration which we call Barasas, people have openly come out to say their status and that they have been living with HIV for so long. We have even had people who have been living with it for 10 years and they are very healthy and they are working productively. In this case, we encourage people to come out openly. And it is in this way that we are trying to reduce stigma in that region.

Principle for action:
If people open up the dialogue and share experiences, they will become aware of the progress that they are making

 
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For the full story, go to: http://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mobilising-commitment

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4. Parlons-en, chérie

Summary of story
Apres des discussions pendant une visites SALT au Burundi des épouses de camionneurs ont décidé de mettre des préservatifs dans le sac de leur mari.

After discussions during a SALT visit in Burundi, the wives of truck drivers decided to put condoms in their husband's bag.
Principle for action:
Si les gens ouvrent le dialogue et partagent leurs expériences alors ils seront capables de mesurer les progrès et adapter leur réponse

When people discuss their situation, they will recognise their problems and take action to improve their situation.

 

For the full story, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMY4RY67nzw


5. Keeping a check on progress in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Summary of story
"They started by meeting once every month and now they meet once every 2 weeks. They do this to see if the community is progressing in a qualitative way. So, for them, it is not so much the amount of testing, the number of people on ARV. They can check that in the Health Centre."
Principle for action:
If you have regular discussions, then you can check to see if you are making progress. And if you find problems, you can take early action.

For the video clip on YouTube go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n-OmxxWdnk

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6. Measuring your response is a task for a group

Summary of story

This is in northern Thailand in the province of Chiang Mai, a little community called Ta wang taan. This community has been using the Self Assessment for a while now and what they are doing now is that every 6 months they do their Self Assessment again. They don't do that individually, they do that in a group. There is a group of representatives from all layers. So there is elderly, young people, people living with HIV, community leaders. They come together in a group of at least 20 people to re-do their Self Assessment every 6 months. And in that way, through that discussion, they can see whether, as a community, they have improved on these 10 practises and also where their new priorities are so they can adapt their response better.

Principle for action:
If you measure your response as part of a group discussion, you get more perspectives, the analysis goes deeper and the adaptation of your response improves.



 

For the video clip on YouTube go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWzBZllZ3BI

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7. The power of the learning cycle

Summary of story

When we did the Self Assessment 2 years ago, we found that for practices 1 and 3 (the first one about raising awareness and the third one is about linking care and prevention) our score was rather low. In the analysis we thought that this was because in the last few years we had focused so much on supporting HIV/AIDS groups and so we had not done much on this prevention part. So we realised that this was an area in which we had to improve.

Principle for action: 
If we repeat our Self Assessment, we wil measure our progress.


For the full story go to:  http://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-power-of-the-learning-cycle