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An Effective, Low-cost Approach to Implementing HIV/AIDS Education Programs in Low Literacy Populations: An Example from Rural Haiti

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Preidis,Geoffrey A. (Author), Shapiro,Conor D. (Author), Pierre,Inobert (Author), Dyer,Monica J. (Author), Kozinetz,Claudia A. (Author), Grimes,Richard M. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
May 2010
Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Education, Haiti, Social conditions, Health Policy, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Health care, Human immunodeficiency virus, HIV AIDS, Rural population, Public health education
The HIV/ AIDS pandemic disproportionately afflicts regions of the world that have minimal access to formal schooling and low literacy rates. Health educational interventions are difficult to evaluate efficiently in these settings because standard approaches such as written questionnaires cannot easily be employed. Describes a method of rapidly assessing health interventions among large groups that does not require the ability to read or write. This evaluation tool was tested within the context of a community-based HIV/AIDS drama education program in a low-literate region of rural Haiti.