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Health & Development Networks (HDN) is a leading facilitator of information, dialogue and advocacy approaches on HIV and TB. Established as an Irish non-profit organization in 1998 and as a Thai Foundation in 2003, HDN is known for its independent role in ensuring civil society perspectives, priorities and needs are given the attention they deserve. Underpinning all of HDN’s work is the mantra ‘Speak Your World’, which focuses on increasing the voices of those least able to to speak out, including those of marginalized/isolated groups, communities and individuals affected by HIV and TB. Working with and supporting broader civil society in this way is central to the organization’s work. HDN is headquartered in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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National Partnership Platforms on HIV and TB: A toolkit to strengthen civil society information, dialogue and advocacy | HDN news
With over a decade of experience supporting community voices, Health & Development Networks (HDN) developed the National Partnership Platform (NPP) strategy for more unified, grounded responses to HIV, TB and related health and development issues.
In 2008, Health & Development Networks (HDN) began piloting HealthDev.net, an online tool fo r news aggregation, information sharing and social networking on HIV and TB. Utilizing Web 2.0 technology, HealthDev.net is a rapid and interactive user-driven platform. As HealthDev.net grew, it also became the home of HDN's Key Correspondent (KC) Team, a diverse group of over 200 community writers from over 40 countries, committed to reporting on-the-ground experiences.
eForums on HIV and TB: A toolkit for launching, moderating and managing a high quality eForum | HDN news
eForums are electronic discussion forums for information sharing, networking and dialogue on HIV, AIDS, TB, and related health and development issues. Health & Development Networks (HDN) conceptualised and launched the first eForum in 1996 and since then has established regional, national, and issue-based forums to facilitate more unified, grounded action for change.