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  1. Health information gaps in Zambia - evidence from the AudienceScapes national survey. Chapter 3: accessing information about HIV/AIDS

    The report focuses on how people of different social groups in Zambia gather, share and assess information on key health issues. It showcases how the AudienceScapes survey data can be used by the development community to better target communications and information-sharing efforts.

  2. Health and Family Life Education Teacher Training Manual

    The main goal of the manual is to provide teachers with the knowledge and competences to conduct HIV education lesson in the classroom at the primary and secondary level and to make available important resources for the lesson delivery. The document represents a three-day module with a focus on the themes of Interpersonal Relationships and Sexuality and Sexual Health. HIV and AIDS are introduced within Sexuality theme.

  3. Comunicating about HIV/AIDS: where information is flowing

    In Ghana and Kenya, campaigns to educate people about HIV/AIDS seem to be reaching their intended audiences. The 2009 AudienceScapes surveys in these countries suggest that information about this serious disease is readily accessible to most people - particularly on the radio.

  4. HIV/AIDS education in Tanzania: survey shows demand for better information

    Despite numerous national campaigns and millions of dollars spent on education and health services, HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Tanzania remain at epidemic levels. Research has shown that it is important for anti-HIV initiatives to target the country's most vulnerable and high risk populations who contribute disproportionately to the spread of the illness. But what are the best ways for public health professionals to deliver information about HIV prevention to these populations? …

  5. HIV/AIDS Report: A study of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The target group for the study was CSIR staff, with a working force of about 4 million. Selection of institutions across the country was to have a better representation of all CSIR institutions in the southern and northern sectors of Ghana. In all 130 participants where selected for the survey from eight institutions out of the 13 institutes of the CSIR. …

  6. Funding the life skills and HIV/AIDS programme

    This paper explores two main questions: How is the fight against HIV/AIDS funded in the national Department of Education and Provincial Education Departments (PEDs)? Are current funding mechanisms enabling PEDs to deliver Life Skills and HIV/AIDS Programmes effectively and efficiently?

  7. Working papers in early childhood development

    Studies point to the existence of a global HIV/AIDS emergency among young people. An estimated 6,000 youths a day become infected, an average of one new infection every 14 seconds. The most socially and economically disadvantaged young people appear to be especially at risk of infection, and young women in developing contexts are at greatest risk. The rate of HIV infection among girls is rapidly outstripping the rate among boys. Girls already account for nearly 60 percent of the infections in sub-Saharan Africa, where the pandemic is most virulent. …

  8. Reviewing "emergencies" in HIV and AIDS-affected countries in southern Africa: shifting the paradigm in Lesotho

    Reviewing Emergencies in HIV and AIDS Affected Countries in Southern Africa: Shifting the Paradigm in Lesotho, examines the long term impacts of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, questioning whether the population is experiencing an HIV and AIDS-induced humanitarian emergency comparable to Swaziland. The report is divided into five sections: First, an account of the history and progression of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho is provided. …

  9. Alcohol consumption, sexual partners, and HIV transmission in Namibia

    This report presents the results of a qualitative research study undertaken to examine the impact of alcohol consumption on sexual partnerships and its implications for the transmission of HIV. The study examines individual experiences related to the risk of HIV infection. The overall objective of this study was to provide information to plan effective interventions to reduce HIV transmission in Namibia. The two likely drivers of the HIV/AIDS pandemic that were examined were alcohol consumption and concurrent sexual partnering. …

  10. Learning about HIV/AIDS: our schools, our future, our responsibility

    This booklet is designed to protect teachers and to help them teach and train their colleagues and students about HIV/AIDS and STIs. It includes lots of accurate information, self study tasks and activities teachers could use in their training and teaching. It is written by PNG teachers. It reflects the priorities and policies of the Department of Education.

  11. Case study of the education response to HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea

    This report was commissioned by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) on behalf of the National Department of Education (NDoE). Its main purpose is to provide an analysis of the education sector's contribution to the HIV and AIDS response in PNG. Specifically, this case study seeks to inform the Government of PNG and its partners of successful interventions, critical factors of success, and emerging challenges. In doing so, the study aims at bringing to the forefront perceptions and concerns of key stakeholders and highlighting examples of best practice from PNG. …

  12. Health & Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 8, Draft for limited use (to accompany curriculum guide)

    Health and Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 8, Draft for limited use (to accompany Curriculum Guide) is a document edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana in collaboration with UNICEF in 2005. It is made to assist teachers as they start the process of delivering life skills based Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) by infusion. The guide contains 3 Units: (i) Moving On, (ii) Becoming More Responsible, and (iii) Striving for Independence. …

  13. Life Skills, Health & Family Life and Citizenship Education, Curriculum Guide, Grade 7, Draft

    "Life Skills, Health & Family Life and Citizenship Education, Curriculum Guide for Grade 7, Draft" is a guide edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana in collaboration with UNICEF in 2003. It is a draft document to support the teaching and learning of this critical area of the curriculum. This document can serve as a focal point for departmental and regional sub-committee meetings, where methodologies and strategies for both teaching and assessing are deliberated on. …

  14. Health & Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 6, Draft for limited use (to accompany curriculum guide)

    "Health and Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 6, Draft for limited use (to accompany Curriculum Guide)" is a document edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana in collaboration with UNICEF in 2005. It is made to assist teachers as they start the process of delivering life skills based Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) by infusion. The guide contains 3 Units: (i) Me, Myself and I, (ii) What is There to Know, and (iii) Launching Out. …

  15. Health & Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 5, Draft for limited use (to accompany curriculum guide)

    "Health and Family Life Education, Infusion Guide, Grade 5, Draft for limited use (to accompany Curriculum Guide)" is a document edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana in collaboration with UNICEF in 2005. It is made to assist teachers as they start the process of delivering life skills based Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) by infusion. The guide contains 3 Units: (i) Understanding Myself, (ii) Growing Up, and (iii) The Real Me. …

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