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close this bookNGO Responses to HIV/AIDS In Asia (UNDP, 1992)
close this folderFACILITATORS' NOTE: FAMILY PLANNING AND AIDS PREVENTION - The Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT)
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View the documentDiscussion Question 1: What factors facilitated the addition of HIV/AIDS interventions to PPAT's family planning programmes? What additional factors might influence the integration of HIV/AIDS programmes in your own country and why?
View the documentDiscussion Question 2: What were the strengths that PPAT brought to the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention activities in Thailand?
View the documentDiscussion Question 3: What steps did PP AT take to try and ensure the effectiveness of their AIDS education programmes? What additional indicators might PPAT have used to evaluate this effectiveness?
View the documentDiscussion Question 4: What strategies were used by PPAT to help it maintain its effectiveness and to deal with the changes brought about by its decision to get involved in Thailand's fight against AIDS?
View the documentDiscussion Question 5: What strategies had PPAT used to finance its activities? What suggestions would you make to PPAT in relation to their future funding?



1. Participants should be encouraged to read the case and to prepare their own analysis before it is discussed with others in the classroom. The discussion questions should be handed out with the case to assist participants in their analysis.

2. Generally, discussion of this case has required 1 1/2 to 2 hours (assuming that participants have previously read the case and prepared their own analysis).

3. The discussion questions included with this case are intended to help participants to focus on what were considered to be particularly important issues illustrated in the case. However, the case may highlight many other interesting points for participants and they should be encouraged to examine, analyse and discuss these if raised.

4. The notes that follow are intended to assist the facilitator to prepare to teach the case. They provide a synopsis of the information given in the case, together with some ideas on strategies that CASP might adopt in the future. These notes should not replace the facilitator's own preparation and analysis. At all times, the facilitator should encourage the participants to reach their own conclusions, based upon a thorough analysis of the information given.

5. When introducing participants to the case, the facilitator should stress that the case is intended to facilitate discussion on important organisational and programmatic issues; it is not intended to demonstrate good or bad practices, nor to evaluate the work of PPAT. It should also be stressed that the case focuses on PPAT's HIV/AIDS activities; it does not attempt to represent the full range of PPAT's programmes.