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  1. ECD and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa

    An unprecedented number of young children in Sub-Saharan Africa are being adversely affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, yet programs specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) from birth to age 8 are rare. This article summarizes the daunting array of challenges facing young OVC in Sub-Saharan Africa, and profiles research and action projects undertaken by four members of the inaugural graduate-level cohort of the ECDVU to promote high-quality developmentally appropriate ECD care for young OVC in their respective countries. …

  2. The national HIV/AIDS behaviour change communication strategy 2009-2014

    The National Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy (2009-2014) will enable all implementing partners to develop and implement more effective HIV interventions by strengthening the BCC capacity of their program managers. It will also provide a strategic focus to planning BCC for a harmonised and coordinated response at all levels. This revised document builds on the National Prevention Plan for Nigeria, launched in 2008, which seeks to provide states with a minimum package of prevention activities. …

  3. Legal Education and Will Writing. For the Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Persons Living with HIV and other Persons Affected by HIV. Facilitator's Guide

    Legal Education and Will Writing. For the Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Persons Living with HIV and other Persons Affected by HIV. Facilitator's Guide, is a manual developed by the project Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria funded by USAID and coordinated by Family Health International in Nigeria. The manual presents the basic facts contained in the Nigerian Constitution, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Child's Right Act 2003, and provides practical tips on will writing. …

  4. National Guidelines and Standards of Practice on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

    National guidelines and standards of practice published by Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in 2007 aim to assure and improve the quality of interventions that target orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria. The guidance accords with federal government policies, international instruments, and internationally accepted best practices. It defines roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders and seeks to enhance collaboration and strategic partnerships between them. …

  5. The National Policy on HIV and AIDS for the education sector in Nigeria

    The content includes intervention strategies that will ensure: 1. The prevention of HIV transmission. 2. Access to care, treatment and support for PLWHA and People Affected By HIV and AIDS (PABA). 3. Access to education and socio-economic security for orphans and vulnerable children. 4. Elimination of stigma and discrimination against PLWHA and PABA. 5. Promotion and protection of the rights of PLWHA. 6. A definition of the roles and responsibilities of government, employers, workers, teachers, learners and all stakeholders within the sector

  6. Accelerating education's response to HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

    In 2007, the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, undertook a review in order to document how the Government of Nigeria and development partners worked together to build a systematic education sector response to HIV and AIDS in the country. The review, "Accelerating the education sector response to HIV in the Federal Republic of Nigeria: A review of five years of experience, 2002-2007' is written by authors from the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, The Partnership for Child Development, Action Health Incorporated, Nigeria and the World Bank. …

  7. HIV/AIDS: What it Means for Nigeria. Background, projections, impact, interventions, policy

    Though responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is no longer seen to be the exclusive responsibility of the health sector, this sector has always provided the technical know-how and leadership for collecting information on the trends of the epidemic over the past decade. Without these efforts it would be impossible to determine what impact current interventions are achieving, a situation that may discourage those who have committed so much of their time and resources to this battle. …

  8. HIV/AIDS national strategic framework for action (2005-2009)

    The National Strategic Framework Goal is to reduce HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence by at least 25%, and provide equitable prevention, care, treatment, and support while mitigating its impact amongst women, children and other vulnerable groups and the general population in Nigeria by 2009.The objectives are as follows:OBJECTIVE 1: To increase programme implementation rate by 50% from 2005 to 2009 through improved coordination mechanisms and effective mobilization and utilization of resources.OBJECTIVE 2: To have 95% of the general population make the appropriate behavioral changes (safe sex,  …

  9. 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. …

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