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  1. Standards for curriculum-based reproductive health and HIV education programs

    This manual is based on the findings of a systematic review published by Family Health International (FHI) on the Impact of Sex and HIV Education Programs on Sexual Behaviours of Youth in Developing Countries (Kirby et al., 2005) and deliberations from an expert consultation meeting convened by FHI in January 2006. One of the results of the research was a list of 24 characteristics of effective curriculum-based programmes. Twenty of the standards are adapted from the systematic review and four of the standards emerged from the technical meeting. …

  2. Life Skills and HIV Education Curricula in Africa: Methods and Evaluations

    Life Skills and HIV Education Curricula in Africa: Methods and Evaluations is a study commissioned by the basic education team of the U.S Agency for International Development Africa Bureau's Office of Sustainable Development (USAID/AFR/SD) in 2003. Today, most of the HIV/AIDS prevention intervention in sub-Saharan Africa focused on disseminating information and discouraging risky sexual practices. …

  3. Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics

    Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics is a review document developed by D. Kirby, B. A Laris and L. Rolleri from ETR Associates (Education, Training and Research Associates) with the support of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) through FHI (Family Health International)/YouthNet Project, in 2006. This current review report reviews the existing literature on the effects of these curriculum-and group-based sex and HIV education programs on sexual risk behavior among young people in both developed and developing countries. …

  4. Tool to assess the characteristics of effective sex and STD/HIV education programs

    This tool is an organized set of questions designed to help practitioners to select, adapt, develop and implement more effective pregnancy, STI and HIV prevention programmes in their communities. It is based on the report, "Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics", which identified 17 common characteristics of programmes found to be effective in changing behaviour that leads to STI, HIV and unplanned pregnancy among young people. …

  5. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into the university curricular: overall evaluation report for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya

    In 2006 and 2007, UNESCO and AWSE jointly organised a training of trainers workshop for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide training for lecturers in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biological ad physical sciences on how to mainstream and integrate HIV and AIDS into the engineering and science courses and also prepare them as trainers of trainers in the respective faculties and the institution as a whole. …

  6. Biological sciences and HIV and AIDS: a generic integration course module for universities in sub-Saharan Africa

    This integrated teaching module is an output of the in-country training workshops for lecturers on "Higher Education Science and Curricular Reforms: African Universities responding to HIV and AIDS, held in Kumasi, (Ghana) Kigali, (Rwanda) Gaborone, (Botswana) and Nairobi, (Kenya). The module contains input from participants from public and private institutions of Higher education and is based on their curricula in the teaching of biological sciences.

  7. Chemistry and HIV and AIDS: a generic integration course module for universities in sub-Saharan Africa

    This integrated teaching module is an output of the in-country training workshops for lecturers on Higher Education Science and Curricula Reforms: African Universities responding to HIV and AIDS, held in Kumasi (Ghana), Kigali (Rwanda), Gaborone (Botswana) and Nairobi (Kenya). The module contains input from participants from public and private institutions of Higher education and is based on their curricula in the teaching of chemistry.

  8. Engineering, mathematics, physics and HIV and AIDS: a generic integration course module for universities in sub-Saharan Africa

    This generic integrated module is an output of the UNESCO/AWSE incountry Training Workshops on Mainstreaming and integration of HIV and AIDS for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya. It summarizes the various country integration modules in mathematics, physics and engineering and the potential entry points for integrating HIV and AIDS materials.

  9. Quasi-experimental evaluation of a national primary school HIV intervention in Kenya

    This study examined the impact of a primary-school HIV education initiative on the knowledge, self-efficacy and sexual and condom use activities of upper primary-school pupils in Kenya. …

  10. The response of the education sector in Jamaica to HIV and AIDS

    This study aims to assess the effectiveness of Jamaica's current and planned response to HIV and AIDS in the education sector, highlighting strengths and critical gaps. It outlines parameters for a strategic planning exercise that will develop an action plan for the period 2006-2010 for the education sector which in turn will contribute to the preparation of the National AIDS strategy for the same 5 year period. The report is based on data obtained through a review of documents, stakeholder interviews and field visits in Kingston, Browns Town and Ocho Rios. …

  11. Education and HIV/AIDS: a sourcebook of HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Volume 2: education sector-wide approaches

    A Sourcebook of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs Volume 2: Education Sector-Wide Approaches is part of a global effort to accelerate the sector's response to HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa, and reflects the increasing recognition of the role that education has to play in the national response to HIV. A good education is now recognized as making a crucial contribution to reducing stigma and discrimination and to helping young people avoid infection. …

  12. Dare to be different: enhancing life skills education for HIV prevention in South African schools

    Horizons, in cooperation with local stakeholders and the Mpumalanga Department of Education, is conducting a study to explore the feasibility and acceptability of the integration of a life skills curriculum centered around sexual abstinence and faithfulness into the Department of Education's Life Orientation Program for learners in grades 6 and 7 (aged 10-14) in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.

  13. Review of sex, relationships and HIV education in schools

    In 2007, UNESCO commissioned this desk-based review of the global state of sex and HIV education in the formal education sector in order to inform its possible future work in this area. The review is based on twenty-two key informant interviews with experts from Africa, Europe and North and South America, together with searches of published and grey literature obtained from the internet, databases and personal recommendation, as well as manual searching of key journals. …

  14. Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP): The In-School Program

    This programme is included in the Source Book of HIV/AIDS Prevention Program that presents 13 cases studies of good and promising practices of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP) focuses on health education and HIV/AIDS prevention in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The project collaborates with all sectors of the community to help develop knowledge, values, and life skills that enable creativity, responsibility and healthy lifestyles. …

  15. The Handbook for evaluating HIV education

    This handbook includes evaluation designs and measurement tools necessary to collect data on the basic programme components of policy development, curriculum design, teacher training, and student outcomes. While the handbook cannot serve all evaluation purposes, it reflects the need to evaluate the basic, most central aspects of HIV prevention programs. The handbook is comprised of nine interrelated yet separate booklets, each addressing a particular evaluation need. …

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