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Author
National HIV/AIDS Support Project (NHASP)
Title
Situational Analysis for Strategic Planning at District Level: Madang Province
In
Social Mapping Project
Imprint
December 2004, 76 pp
Url
http://staging.nacs.org.pg/resources/documents/Madang_Report.pdf
Abstract

"The goal of this project was to collect and consolidate data in order to create a social map of Madang Province based on information from various sources, including District Plans, National Census, Department of Health and data collected by the social mapping teams through interviews with people in rural communities. This data helps to construct a map of living conditions, people’s understanding of HIV/AIDS and aspects influencing the development of the disease. The data should also give information on factors stopping people from taking HIV/AIDS prevention measures, risk behaviour other than sex work and work migration, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

The focus of this social mapping was Madang Province. Social maps have already been made of other provinces. By constructing similar social maps of the remaining provinces in PNG we will have a number of ‘portraits’ indicating the situation in each district and when taken together, the whole nation.

Information and data collected through the social mapping will assist NAC, Government Departments and other agents in their future planning on HIV/AIDS preventive strategies."

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