… particularly in mounting responses to urgent health problems such as HIV/AIDS
This need to improve the transactions and interface between health sector inputs and the public is even more pronounced in mounting public health responses to HIV/AIDS, where social perceptions, networks and actions are central to interventions. Civil society inputs can provide a credible source of information and debate on social attitudes. It can also provide networks through which to organize and support social actions. This input is necessary for informed public choice around both resisting the market promotion of unhealthy products (tobacco, certain foods, alcohol, etc.) and promoting the use of health promoting products (condoms, bednets).  

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4. INTRODUCTION
Enhancing civil society

Priority health problems

Facilitating roles
Interactive exercise

Policy accountability
Partnerships

Equity in health
Responding to communities
The potential for success
Interactive exercise