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  1. Children Orphaned by AIDS: front-line responses from eastern and southern Africa

    This document examines the way in which the AIDS epidemicis devastating the lives of children and adolescents throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It then looks at four countrys' individual responses to the crisis and concludes with what individual countries do to help affected children and what the global community can do.

  2. Challenging the Challenger: Understanding and expanding the response of universities in Africa to HIV/AIDS

    This report commissioned by ADEA sets out to understand how HIV/AIDS affects African universities and to identify responses. Based on case studies at 7 universities in 6 countries (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia) it compares and analyses the findings.

  3. Building blocks: Asia. Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children

    Building Blocks: Asia is a series of practical briefing notes to assist policy-makers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), local government and communities to respond to the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Asia. The development of the guides followed a similar process to the “Building Blocks Africa-wide briefing notes”, while developing completely new guidance based on regional priorities. There are seven briefing notes, comprising six topics and an overview. …

  4. Building Blocks: Africa-wide briefing notes

    By 2010, more than 25 million children are expected to have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Families and communities need support to help care for the rapidly growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children. The Building Blocks briefing notes provide issues and principles for guiding strategy, while drawing on best practice from programme experience. They were developed through a participative process involving more than 80 people across Africa, who have commented and provided case studies, guided by an international advisory board. …

  5. Bringing hope to a generation: food aid to help educate orphans and other vulnerable children

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is helping to secure the safety and well-being of orphans and other vulnerable children. WFP's nutritional support to children and their parents brings hope into lives made uncertain by the disease. The nutritious food helps keep HIV-positive parents alive longer, giving them more time with their children. Targeted food assistance also enables vulnerable children to get an education and build skills for the future. WFP food is meeting today's hunger needs as well as contributing to a better tomorrow.

  6. Botswana National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2003-2009

    The purpose of the NSF is firstly, to articulate, disseminate, and educate the public at large on agreed national priorities and strategies within the scope of Vision 2016. Secondly, it is to provide clear guidance for Ministries, districts, NGOs, and the Private Sector to enable them to work in a collaborative manner in achieving the intended goal of the National Response to HIV/AIDS: to eliminate the incidence of HIV and reduce the impact of AIDS in Botswana.

  7. Assessment of the impact of AIDS on the education sector in Rwanda

    Rwanda faces major challenges in strengthening its education system to meet national development objectives, as well as specific education goals of Universal Primary Education and Education for All. The HIV/AIDS epidemic creates an additional challenge to the system. This study is intended to provide information on current and expected HIV/AIDS impacts on the education sector in Rwanda, to inform planning. …

  8. An update on the AIDS epidemic in Botswana. HIV prevalence, morbidity and mortality, orphans

    An update on the AIDS epidemic in Botswana. HIV prevalence, morbidity and mortality, orphans

  9. African Voices on HIV/AIDS and Education. An electronic forum for 2000.

    This report describes a four month experiment to bring information technology to bear on the problem of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa. The mechanism was a United Nations sponsored Internet discussion list designed to open up an interactive virtual dialogue around major issues facing educational policymakers. The focus was on the impact of HIV/AIDS on African education systems.

  10. Achieving EFA goals through quality basic education for OVCs: a study of the implementation of the HIV/AIDS education sector policy in Kenya

    A presentation of the research process and preliminary research findings at the Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University, 27th February-3rd March 2006.

  11. Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

    This report records the proceedings and outcomes of two workshops on "Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria". The first of these took place in Abuja for the staff of the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and its parastatals. The second took place at National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo for state government officials from Enugu, Kaduna, Oyo and Taraba. …

  12. Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Report of a seminar sponsored by the Mozambique Ministry of Education (MINED) with technical assistance from the Working Group of the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) for Education, 9-13 February 2004, Maputo, Mozambique.

    The Ministry of Education (MINED) held a national seminar from 9-13th February 2004, in Maputo, at Joaquim Chissano Conference Center, with the objective of accelerating the sector's response to HIV/AIDS. During the workshop, the current initiatives and responses at the national and provincial levels of the Education sector were presented and debates and discussions took place over the following four key issues: Planning and Mitigation; Prevention; Access to Education for orphans and vulnerable children; Workplace policy

  13. Accelerating efforts to achieve universal basic education: a critical component of the global AIDS response

    In order to expand educational opportunities for girls and orphans and reduce their risk of contracting HIV infection, the Global AIDS Alliance recommends: Eliminate School-Related Fees. School-related fees prevent millions of children, particularly girls and orphans, from attending school; Mobilize Additional Resources to Achieve Universal Basic Education. Poor countries need assistance in order to scale up and improve educational systems, as well as to eliminate school fees; Reform Financing and Delivery Mechanisms. …

  14. AIDS, governance and quality in Tanzanian education

    This paper will explore the relationships between HIV/AIDS and education in Tanzania, looking particularly at issues of governance. It has been produced as part of the African Civil Society Governance and AIDS Initiative (GAIN), the purpose of which is to investigate the threat that HIV/AIDS poses to the maintenance of stable and democratic governance across Africa. The study will attempt to understand the current situation of primary and secondary education in Tanzania, and to what extent HIV/AIDS is impacting on the level and quality of this provision.

  15. Buckling. The impact of AIDS in South Africa 2005

    The Introduction of Buckling positions South Africa's epidemic and its anticipated impact in a wider historical and ideological context. Chapter Two ('Gauging the epidemic') examines the epidemiological evidence and the controversies surrounding it. Chapter Three ('Ground Zero') reviews and critiques the customary narratives of AIDS impact on households, of orphan-hood and of home-based care, and shows how the epidemic is accentuating and hardening some of the most grievous features of society. …

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