Health Without Borders: Improving Health and Reducing by United Nations

By United Nations

Lengthy distance street shipping employees are susceptible to an array of future health dangers, together with HIV/ AIDS. This file offers a close assessment of the wellbeing and fitness without borderlines undertaking, which goals to enhance the well-being of long-distance delivery employees via strengthening realizing of the overall healthiness matters of the objective group., imposing interventions and advancing correct coverage framework.

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Challenges and needs (finance, law, environment, health care). • Behaviour and attitudes toward drug use, types of drug used, and factors leading to drug use. • Sexual behaviour (multiple sex partners, sex with sex workers, and high risk sex behaviour). • Frequency of condom use, obstacles of condom use, correct condom use. • Self-respect, knowledge and attitude towards health, health-seeking behaviour. • Knowledge of HIV and STIs. • Knowledge, access, and utilization of health services related to STIs and HIV testing and counselling services.

Sites were selected along the corridor where truck drivers regularly stopped for rest and/or to refresh themselves. , parking lots) for drivers, and stretches of well-lit roads with a high density of restaurants often frequented by truck drivers. Training of interviewers and researchers The interviewers and researchers participated in training workshops, facilitated by a technical consultant. The objectives of the training were: to facilitate an increased understanding of the study’s objective and the study context; to familiarize the researchers and interviewers with the methodology and the data collection tools; to practice the use of the data collection tools and fine-tune interviewing techniques; and to plan the fieldwork through a participatory approach.

Some employers remarked that their drivers could take a break after 300 kilometres or five hours of driving. 7 per cent) of the truck drivers had been in an accident. A major cause was rear-ending. Data obtained from a group discussion with truck drivers revealed that being stopped by police officers was another important reason for truck accidents. A hidden police roadblock would cause truckers to make a sudden turn and crash into other vehicles. Sometimes, the drivers were so afraid of being stopped by the police for overtaking that they would return to their lane without taking the time to check if it was clear.

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