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  1. Engaging school personnel in making schools safe for girls in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique

    Girls are vulnerable to HIV in part because the social systems in which they live have failed to protect them. This study evaluates a program aimed at making schools safe for girl learners in order to reduce girls’ vulnerability to HIV in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique. In addition to an extensive process evaluation with school personnel program participants, program facilitators, and community members, a cross-sectional post-intervention survey was conducted among adolescent girls in the three countries. The total sample size was 1249 adolescent girls (ages 11–18). …

  2. Teachers' confidence in teaching HIV/AIDS and sexuality in South African and Tanzanian schools

    Aims: This study aimed to investigate how confident and comfortable teachers at Tanzanian and South African urban and rural schools are in teaching HIV/AIDS and sexuality. It also aimed at identifying factors associated with teacher confidence and investigated how reported confidence was associated with the implementation of educational programmes on HIV/AIDS and sexuality. Methods: A survey was conducted among South African grade 8 and 9 Life Orientation teachers, and among science teachers for grade 5 to 7 in public primary schools in Tanzania. …

  3. Third degree. AIDS Review

    This Review is a collaboration between HAICU, based at the University of Cape Town, and the CSA, based at the University of Pretoria. These two organisations are committed to finding ways to understand and explain the HIV and AIDS epidemics, and to determining how tertiary institutions and the wider society may come to address and act on the many complex and fascinating social, moral, political, economic and educational issues that the epidemics raise.

  4. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviour in Dodowa, Ghana

    This report presents findings from a study of sexual and reproductive health status of inschool and out-of-school adolescents in Dodowa, Ghana, carried out in 2001. The research aim was to help design a program to address adolescents' unmet needs and promote safer behaviours. The research design used both qualitative and quantitative methods, including focus group discussions, PLA techniques and surveys. Students of Junior and Senior Secondary Schools, out-of-school adolescents, teachers, parents and community opinion leaders were included in the study.

  5. Life or lunch, what do we choose? HIV/AIDS in the workplace

    This paper illustrates how HIV/AIDS is affecting teachers as individuals and as professionals. Teachers are expected to play a major role in combating HIV/AIDS, but at the same time, the results of this study show that they are also being affected by the disease. And unless the difficulties that they face in their workplace and at home are dealt with, it is likely that the gravity of the disease may become unbearable for some of them. As a result, they will be unable to fully develop their role as communicators about the disease. …

  6. Courage and hope: stories from teachers living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

    It is estimated that there are currently around 122,000 teachers in sub- Saharan Africa who are living with HIV, the vast majority of whom have not sought testing and do not know their HIV status. Stigma remains the greatest challenge and the major barrier to accessing and providing assistance to these teachers. The personal experiences from the 12 teachers presented in this book offer first-hand accounts of the difficult, and sometimes debilitating, challenges faced by teachers living with HIV. …

  7. Rapid appraisal students partnership worldwide/Zambia

    Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) Zambia recently began the third year of its School HIV/AIDS Education Program (SHEP) in conjunction with Zambia's Ministry of Education (MOE). SHEP is implemented by volunteer peer educators selected from a pool of applicants who have completed at least a secondary education and who may have completed tertiary level education. Thus, they are closer in age to students than most teachers, although they are not exactly same-age peers. After an intensive training, volunteer peer educators are placed in same-sex pairs at one of the SPW schools. …

  8. HIV/AIDS prevention through peer education and support in secondary schools in South Africa

    The implementation and evaluation of a peer education and support programme in secondary schools to prevent and reduce high-risk sexual behaviour amongst adolescents is discussed.The aims of the programme were to provide accurate information about HIV/AIDS, discuss and reconsider peer group norms, and establish support for learners. In the programme that was implemented in 13 secondary schools in Tshwane, South Africa, peer educators were identified, trained and supported to implement the programme in their schools with the assistance of a teacher and postgraduate students as facilitators. …

  9. Caribbean education sector HIV/AIDS response capacity building program

    The objective of the operation is to improve the response of the education sector to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as a partner in the multi-sectoral strategy of prevention and mitigation in each country. To achieve this objective, the program will develop and support the implementation of effective intervention models for use by the education sector to reach in and out of school youth, as well as the regional dissemination of results and leveraging of other available funding outside this project. …

  10. The impact of HIV and AIDS on higher education institutions in Uganda

    This book examines ways in which HIV and AIDS affect higher education institutions in Uganda. A review of literature and a nationwide survey among staff and teachers in such institutions was undertaken in order to identify some of the predisposing factors to HIV-infection, and measures are proposed to help mitigate ist spread. While the study aims to gather details, facts and opinions from the different actors involved, its is hoped that their voices will be heard by those who have the power to take action in response to the problems and issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

  11. La contribution des TIC à la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans l'enseignement scolaire au Burkina Faso: cas du programme pilote intégré education, VIH/ SIDA et NTIC

    Ce document présente trois études de cas sur l'intégration des TIC (Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication) dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Le premier, "La contribution des TIC à la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans l'enseignement scolaire au Burkina Faso : Cas du programme pilote intégré éducation, VIH/ SIDA et NTIC" est un projet du Ministère de l'Enseignement de Base et de l'Alphabétisation du Burkina Faso avec le soutien du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD). …

  12. L'impact du VIH et du sida sur le système éducatif au Togo

    La très forte stigmatisation et le silence qui entoure l'épidémie aggravent les effets du VIH et du sida en milieu scolaire. Ici et là, associations et ONG travaillent activement pour la prise en charge des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Une loi togolaise de 2005 pour la protection des personnes vis-à-vis du VIH devrait venir renforcer l'action de l'État. Après les travaux réalisés au Burkina Faso en 2005, l'IIPE continue son enquête en Afrique de l'Ouest pour analyser les stratégies les plus adaptées à chaque pays dans la lutte du système éducatif contre le VIH. …

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