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  1. Using peer promoters in reproductive health programs for youth

    Outlines benefits of using peers in reproductive health programmes for youth, Uses case studies as evidence to highlight: Advantages of using peer educators; Criteria for selecting peer educators; Success of peer education both to target group and peer educator themselves; Lessons learned from using peer education; Cost effectiveness of peer education. Offers and excellent bibliography of programmes that have evaluated their peer education components.

  2. Responding to the Socio-Economic Impact of the HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why a Systems Approach is Needed

    In this UNDP issue paper, Cohen highlights a concern that despite recognizing that HIV is underlying development progress of the last decade, current policy and programmes are still created without factoring in the HIV epidemic. He believes that part of the problem is that development problem-solving is still inherently focused on prediction - documenting the fact that progress will be eroded with HIV. …

  3. USAID's response to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Africa

    This a two paged paper that outlines USAID's efforts in the education sector to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Specifically, it outlines USAID's approach called Education Sector Support (ESS) comprised of three components: classroom based- focused on quality and quantity of student learning; systemic- promotes African led national plans of educational system reform and; sustainable - improves policy analysis, build capacity to manage change and increase expenditure in education. USAID stresses the application of ESS to all levels involved in education from ministry to community. …

  4. Prevention: Lessons learned about school based approaches to reducing HIV/AIDS related risk

    Provides an overview of lessons learned for school based approaches to reducing HIV/AIDS related risk. Centres on youth-centred, integrated approach that includes sound monitoring and evaluation. Quality of Learner: Begin programmes by understanding what is known about HIV/AIDS and focus on understanding relevant risks to the population. Quality of Content: Using social learning theories to guide programme development will increase both positive individual health promoting behaviours as well as changing and supporting positive group social norms. …

  5. Selected Bibliography

    Selected bibliography of HIV/AIDS and education collected from ministries and agencies in SADC region specifically and more general global references. While not comprehensive, it is indicative of resources available. Also includes title of articles from the Financial Mail re this subject matter.

  6. EC Toolkit on Assessing HIV/AIDS

    This toolkit is designed to assist staff of the Commission of the European Communities in considering the implications of the HIV epidemic in their provision of development assistance. Policy makers and programmers might also benefit from using the toolkit; however, in its present version it would require more direction from the authors to be fully beneficial.

  7. USAID Ghana Strategic Plan for the Education Sector

    This paper summarizes the main points of the strategic plan for the education sector in Ghana. It outlines the goals and the proposed interventions.

  8. School based health and nutrition programs: findings from a survey of donor and agency support

    This survey (an update of one conducted in 1997), provides an overview of donor support, policies and interests involved in school-based health and nutrition programmes. It is a useful resource for those seeking advice or funding for a particular initiative within this field.

  9. Key Messages/priorities on HIV/AIDS and the Education Sector

    This paper outlines the key priorities for DFIDCA in HIV/AIDS in education. It follows the general assumption that education in an AIDS infected world is not similar to education in an AIDS free world (Kelly 2000).

  10. HIV/AIDS and Education

    This is the final draft of a report, which offers a detailed and comprehensive view of the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and education. It illustrates all finer points with specific data from numerous countries and studies within Sub-Saharan Africa.

  11. HIV/AIDS Impact on the Education Sector: The Management Challenge

    This is a summary from a power point presentation. The author stresses the need for real change within the education systems of developing countries and focuses on management responses to the following issues: labour, employment and gender, orphans, transition rates and geographic variation. The conclusion acknowledges the difficulty in such drastic changes but believes that effective management can have far reaching implications in mitigating effects of the HIV pandemic.

  12. Planned development and evaluation of AIDS/STD education for secondary school students in The Netherlands: short term effects

    This study evaluated the short-term effects of an AIDS/STD education curriculum for 9th and 10th grade students of vocational secondary schools in the Netherlands. The findings of this study support the contention that current AIDS/STD education can be improved by the use of empirical data, the application of multiple theories from the social sciences, and the involvement of representatives within the school system in the development process.

  13. Manual of Group Interview Techniques to Assess the Need of People with AIDS

    This is a manual of group interview techniques used to assess the needs of people living with AIDS. It discusses the advantages of group rather than individual interview techniques. Some of the advantages are: they are relatively inexpensive; they are faster; and can include a more varied range of personnel. This manual is written primarily for personnel at the district level who manage AIDS prevention and care programmes. It focuses on gathering information about the content and quality of care that people with AIDS receive. …

  14. Challenges and Rewards of Involving Community in Research: An Overview of the "Focus on Kids" HIV Risk Reduction Program

    This article discusses the problem of AIDS in relation to adolescents in light of the fact that this is a significant concern for this age group especially in minority populations. There is a scarcity of knowledge of the cultural context of sexual behaviour in this age group and the influences that lead to early initiation of sex and unsafe sex. Few efforts targeting young adolescents have been community based although research has shown a need for an increase in such intervention programmes. …

  15. Education for the Prevention of AIDS

    The division of Education produced this manual for the Quality of Life - Programme of Education for the Prevention of AIDS. This selection of extracts from Teachers guides is intended to give teachers an idea of the variety of possible approaches to school information and Education for AIDS prevention, according to the social-cultural context.

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