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Getting started! : running a junior farmer field and life school, Empowering orphans and vulnerable children living in a world with HIV and AIDS
WIEGERS, Esther HILL, Catherine COLBERT,Patricia 2007
Country focus: Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Submitted by carol on 16 September 2009 - 11:34am. categories [ ]
Peter Drucker defines knowledge as "Information that changes something or somebody-either by becoming grounds for actions or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action." This definition highlights both individual and corporate aspects of knowledge. KM models focus on what kinds of information move through a system, how the information moves and the relationship of information to processes of change within that system. A number of biomedical models have suggested that the HIV virus can change other information at the level of the DNA of a CD4 cell. In this way, it is suggested, the Virus uses corrupted immune system cells to create replicas of itself thus compromising the ability of the immune system to defend against opportunistic infections. Because of this, HIV itself can be framed as knowledge in that it has the ability to change other information.
Submitted by storytelling on 23 June 2009 - 11:03am. categories [ ]
A simple KM approach focuses on how knowledge is shared in a system: Within any environment, we expect to find people who are being infected with HIV while there are those who are not being infected. A KM framework might ask the following questions:
Submitted by storytelling on 23 June 2009 - 10:03am. categories [ ]
Virology has provided our culture with many useful insights and the term 'viral' and the viral metaphor spring up in the form of computer viruses, viral marketing, memetics and memeplexes. Human beings are by nature metaphorical beings and understand complex concepts through metaphor and analogy. In other words, we understand something in terms of something else.
Submitted by storytelling on 23 June 2009 - 9:36am. categories [ ]
Accessibility & utilisation of HIV and AIDS services among the visually impaired in Kenya-Alice Yungungu, Alice Songok et.al.
By: Alice Yungungu, Alice Songok, Patrick Mulinge - MOI UNIVERSITY, KENYA
HIV and AIDS has had a devastating social and economic impact in Africa. The continent is losing a lot of resources in form of reduced work productivity, absenteeism from work, deaths and funeral expenses, replacements and training of new personnel. The situation regarding the disabled and HIV and AIDS in Africa is in need of more attention because they are more susceptible to contracting HIV and AIDS compared to their non-disabled peers.
Submitted by KMAadmin on 24 April 2009 - 9:58am. categories [ ]