Alexander Downer

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Laboratories need leaders who can effectively utilize the laboratories' resources, maximize the laboratories'capacity to detect disease, and advocate for laboratories in a fluctuating health care environment. To address this need, the University of Washington, USA, created the Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management in partnership with(More)
The AIDS knowledge and attitudes of students attending an urban high school in Seattle were pretested. Subsequently, a 50-minute AIDS lesson plan was designed using the findings. Instruction occurred one month following the pretest, with a posttest administered one week after instruction. Significant increases in knowledge about AIDS, and parallel changes(More)
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 66 per cent of all people living with HIV/AIDS and the Asia-Pacific region 19 per cent. Although the infection rate in the Asia-Pacific region is relatively low, there are warning signs of an escalating crisis. New infections in the Asia-Pacific region totalled 1.2 million in 2004 and 8.2 million to date. Asia is now home to(More)
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