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  1. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS: Burkina Faso: the case of the University of Ougadougou

    Increasingly, education is considered as effective tool to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However the impact of HIV/AIDS on education, especially on the higher education sector, has not yet been well-documented. Although some case studies have recently been undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, there is little known about the situation in West Africa. The UNESCO review of Universities Responses to HIV/AIDS aims to fill some of this knowledge gap, through this study in Burkina Faso. …

  2. Turning the tide: a strategic response to HIV and AIDS in South African higher education. HEAIDS Programme Report: 2002-2004

    South African higher education celebrated a decade of democracy in 2004. As the country's institutions and its citizens celebrate this freedom, it is time to reflect on the enormous challenges which confront South African society and the role which higher education is expected to play. Just over four years ago, institutional leaders in government and in the higher education community committed themselves to supporting and implementing a programme aimed at putting in place a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS across the higher education system. …

  3. The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State: magnitude, implications and management

    The project aims to determine the magnitude of the impact on and the implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State (UFS), while, in the process informing its response to the epidemic. …

  4. The impact of HIV/AIDS on education in Botswana

    Since independence, Botswana has made great strides in economic and human development. In education, almost 100% of children now enrol in primary school, over 90% start secondary school and girls have enrollment rates similar to those of boys. However, Botswana's HIV epidemic is one of the world's most severe. The 2000 national antenatal survey of pregnant women found that 38.5% were HIV-positive and it is estimated that around one third of the adult population is infected. This presents a major challenge to further development and improvement in the accessibility and quality of education. …

  5. The formation of a critical, compassionate citizenry: the inculcation of HIV/AIDS curricula into South African Higher Education

    There have been numerous programmes internationally and continentally that involve the careful and sometimes not too careful inculcation of HIV/AIDS awareness into curricula. The majority of these have centred on adolescent programmes because, naturally, it is generally perceived that this age group is both sexually active and adventurous in so far as they are exploring boundaries that are simultaneously sexual, political and social. As the Love Life campaigns have proved, the adolescent and especially the early adolescent is a notoriously difficult age group to address effectively. …

  6. The Zaweca HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project: a collaborative project between the university of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia. Project close-out report July 2005

    The ZAWECA HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project was a two-year collaborative project between the University of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia funded by the South Africa Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme. …

  7. The University of the West Indies policy on HIV/AIDS

    As with other communities, those in higher education must respond effectively to the epidemic of HIV infection. The University of the West Indies (UWI) accepts that HIV infection and AIDS can happen in any section of a community and that it is accountable to its community to do everything possible to prevent people from being infected and to limit the consequences of established infection.

  8. The University of Zambia HIV and AIDS policy

    The main objectives of the HIV and AIDS policy are: To establish guidelines for decision-making, coordination, and action on HIV and AIDS related matters in the University. To provide a safe learning and working environment that will be stimulating, supportive and free from discrimination.To guarantee learning and employment by observing the legal rights of persons living with HIV and AIDS in the University. …

  9. The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on the Education Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. A synthesis of the findings and recommendations of three country studies: Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda

    This report presents the main findings and recommendations of an international research project, which has focused on assessing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on primary and secondary schooling in three countries, namely Botswana, Malawi and Uganda (BMU). Adult HIV prevalence rates were estimated to be 36% in Botswana, 21% in Malawi and 8% in Uganda in 1999. The report explores the following three areas: student prevention and the impacts on students and teachers.

  10. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Nairobi

    The aim of this case study was to document the effects of HIV/AIDS on the University of Nairobi personnel, operations and resource use. The study was of a descriptive nature and relied mostly on qualitative methodoloies such as interviews, group discussions and the analysis of documents.

  11. Strategic program of response to HIV/AIDS epidemic within the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2002-2005

    The present Program is worked out in accordance with recommendations developed at the meeting participated by representatives of President's Administration, ministries, departments, local executive authorities, nongovernmental, international and bilateral organizations (Temirtau, 20 October 2002) and with due regard to decisions of AIDS Coordination Committee meeting that took place on 11 June 2002 (Protocol No 24-3/005-439). …

  12. Status and Impacts of HIV/AIDS in Agricultural Universities and Colleges in Africa

    The report looks into the status, impact and preventive actions taken by some of the partner universities and colleges in Africa of Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) against the spread of HIV/AIDS. …

  13. Rhodes University Policy on HIV infection and AIDS

    The University recognises the extreme seriousness of HIV infection and AIDS, and in view of the implications of the disease both at the workplace and wider society it is committed to formulating a policy to deal with problem.

  14. Report on Visit to Southeast Asia Region: HIV and education

    This document sets out to consider how to establish MTSP policy and advocacy targets relating to HIV and education, with particular reference to education systems, educators and teacher educators and learners - particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS.

  15. Politique de lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA à l'Institut Polytechnique Rurale de Formation et de la Recherche Appliquée de Katibougou

    L'objectif général de cette politique est de contribuer à la lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA au niveau de l'Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée, à Katibougou et par extension dans les établissements scolaires et les écoles militaires de Koulikoro.Les axes prioritaires de cette politique de l'IPR/IFRA sont :l'information, la sensibilisation et l'éducation sur le VIH/SIDA ;l'accès aux structures de dépistage ;la prise en charge des personnes infectées et affectées par le VIH/SIDA et les IST ;la promotion des droits et devoirs en rapport avec le VIH/SIDA ;le genre et …

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