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  1. Jamaica: national integrated strategic plan for sexual and reproductive health and HIV 2014-2019

    The Jamaica National Integrated Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV (NISP) 2014-2019 was developed to direct the implementation of an integrated approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV planning and programming in Jamaica over the next five years. The plan provides a blue print for achieving the vision of an integrated programme while supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Fast-Track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. …

  2. Addressing cross-generational sex: A desk review of research and programs

    Current interest in cross-generational sex is largely due to the feminization of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Young women 15-24 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa are three times more likely to be infected with HIV than young men of the same age, four times more likely in Zambia, and a staggering five times more likely in Zimbabwe. But, in fact, ministries of education and others have had curricula and materials addressing the “sugar daddy” phenomenon for many years. …

  3. Prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviors among Jamaican adolescents

    Despite high levels of sexual activity and risk behaviors among Jamaican youth, few population-based studies have examined their prevalence or correlates. The prevalence of three sexual risk behaviors was assessed using data from the 2008-2009 Jamaican Reproductive Health Survey on a subsample of adolescents aged 15-19 who neither were in a union nor had a child. Factors associated with the risk behaviors were examined separately for females and males, using bivariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression. …

  4. Overlooked and at Risk: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Caribbean

    As long as criminalization of homosexuality and stigma, discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals continues in the Caribbean, the emotional and physical health of LGBT young people is at risk. All young people have the right to be treated equally under the law and to live free of discrimination and harassment. Organizations, governments, and individuals must work toward full acceptance and recognition of LGBT people, including young people.

  5. Jamaica national HIV/STI programme: monitoring and evaluation system operations manual 2007-2012. Document B: M&E operations manual

    This document is the M&E Operations Manual. This document complements the M&E Plan (Document A) by clearly detailing how each piece of the M&E system functions. Whereas the M&E Plan describes the overall M&E system and structural components (i.e. databases, indicators, etc.), the M&E Operations Manual provides specific national guidance on procedures, protocols, policies, roles, responsibilities, timelines and other implementation factors described in the M&E Plan. It also details the value of programme information for decision-making at the local, national and donor levels. …

  6. Health and Family Life Education. Teacher Training Manual and Resource Handbook

    These materials have been developed in order to support the implementation of the revised Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum to be implemented in schools across Jamaica. Both documents are prepared to lead a staff training programme designed in order to adequately prepare teachers to deliver the HFLE curriculum to grades 1 to 9 in Jamaican schools. …

  7. Health and Family Life Education. Teacher Training Manual

    This manual supports the implementation of the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum to be implemented in schools across the island. In order to be able to teach a new curriculum using the non-traditional teaching methodology and strategies of the Life Skills approach, those involved in delivering this new curriculum need to participate in effective training and development activities that result in building their sensitivities, knowledge, skills and capabilities to create a learning environment that facilitates students' learning in an enjoyable manner. …

  8. Caribbean cooperation in health phase III (CCH III). Regional health framework 2010-2015

    The goal of the Caribbean Cooperation in Health is to improve health and wellbeing, develop the productive potential of the people, and the competitive advantage of the region. This framework is a response to the commitments made by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government in regional and international declarations and policy guidelines. This framework represents a comprehensive helath and development strategy for the region.

  9. Health and family life education: teacher's guide

    This "Health and Family Life Education" curriculum was developed by Gerard Drakes, Mavis Fuller, Christopher Graham and Barbara Jenkins, in coordination with a number of different official partners of Caribbean countries, as well as UNICEF, UNESCO and the Education Development Center Inc (EDC). The manual was published in 2011. The main goal of this Curriculum is to help lower secondary students in acquiring skills necessary to cope with the challenges facing Caribbean societies nowadays, to make healthy life choices, assisting them in developing proper attitudes, morals and values. …

  10. Health and family life education policy

    Health and Family Life Education, a comprehensive life-skill programme, is the chosen vehicle for HIV and AIDS prevention including both knowledge and skill acquisition. Its primary focus is to increase the awareness of children and youth, in formal and non-formal sectors of the fact that the choices they make daily will profoundly influence their health and personal development. …

  11. HIV and AIDS in Jamaica national strategic plan 2007-2012

    This national strategic plan presents the HIV/AIDS situation in Jamaica. The situational analysis refers to surveillance data and notes that the HIV epidemic in Jamaica is driven by behavioural, economic and sociocultural factors. …

  12. In a life: linking HIV and sexual and reproductive health in people's lives

    Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV recognizes the vital role that sexuality plays in people's lives, and the importance of empowering people to make informed choices about their lives, love and intimacy. The real-life stories in this publication reflect the core characteristics and values that IPPF aims for in linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV: evidence-informed programming, a recognition of vulnerability and the full protection of rights. …

  13. Advancing promising program and research/evaluation practices for evidence-based programs reaching very young adolescents: a review of the literature

    This paper reviews and describes research practices and program interventions addressing the sexual and reproductive health of very young adolescents (VYA) and identifies promising program components and research/evaluation practices. The paper is not exhaustive but serves as a tool for further discussion of what is needed in VYA programming and research

  14. Toolkit of HIV and Aids and responsible tourism models in the Caribbean: Accelerating the private sector response to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica and Barbados

    The project was informed by research that included a literature review and group sessions with representatives from private sector organisations, donor organisations, employer and employee unions and Government, in nine Caribbean countries. At that time, most private sector interventions could be categorised as awareness and sensitisation programmes, such as conferences, seminars, World AIDS Day events and printed materials. Very few had developed workplace policies. …

  15. Draft JICA Strategy for HIV/AIDS Prevention Education in Jamaica

    This report presents a brief overview of the HIV/AIDS situation in the Caribbean and Jamaica, the framework of JICA, CARICOM, and the Government of Jamaica in formulating a response to HIV/AIDS, strategies and lessons learned in the region and in Jamaica in addressing HIV/AIDS through the education sector. The report then briefly summarizes the activities implemented and planned by other multilateral and bilateral donors in HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention and prevention education. …

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