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  1. Policy guidelines and service standards: sexual and reproductive health

    These service standards and guidelines are intended to assist programme managers and providers to expand and improve the quality of services everywhere in the country. Health administrators as well as all providers – i.e. physicians, nurses, counselors and Family Welfare Educators should use them. …

  2. Sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS linkages integration strategy and implementation plan

    The Government of Botswana’s SRH Policy Guidelines and Service Standards document provides the framework for developing a responsive strategy and an implementation plan for SRHR and HIV&AIDS Linkages and Integration. The global call on governments to demonstrate commitments to intensify linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV&AIDS at the policy and programme level is therefore an added opportunity for the government to review the current service provision model and optimize current resources to provide more integrated, comprehensive coordinated SRHR and HIV&AIDS services.

  3. HIV/AIDS model policy for the vocational education and training institutions

    This policy is a model for policies to be developed by individual training institutions for use in their own context. Training institutions are free to add, delete and borrow from this draft policy, or to adapt it, as in line with their own policy and procedures.The implementation of the VET HIV/AIDS policy and programmes will be carried out in collaboration with national initiatives and structures, in particular in line with the Botswana National Policy on HIV/AIDS.

  4. Policy Guidance to Male Involvement in SRH, HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Management: An Addendum to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Policy Guidelines and Service Standards

    In Botswana, the development and implementation of the Programme of Action on Male Involvement falls within the framework of the Government of Botswana and UNFPA programme of Assistance (2003-2007), whose overall goal is to support the quality of life of the people of Botswana. One main objective of the programme is to use standard guidelines for integrating male involvement issues in SRH information and service delivery. …

  5. Action programme on HIV/AIDS in education and training in the Southern African development community

    This document outlines a regional programme of action for mitigating HIV/AIDS in the education and training sector as developed by the Human Resources Development Sector Task Force on HIV/AIDS. It discusses the effect of the disease on the education and training sector, highlighting efforts undertaken by some member States and identifies priority issues for regional focus. It then outlines the objectives, strategies and activities to be undertaken to deal with HIV/AIDS within this sector, such as incorporating HIV/AIDS education in the curriculum at all levels of education.

  6. University of Botswana: HIV/AIDS Policy

    The University of Botswana, as an institution of higher learning, recognizes the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a serious threat to the well-being and continued development of the nation. The University must not only fight the spread of this deadly disease within its own community, but must also contribute to the national effort through education, research, awareness-promotion, behaviour-change and other innovative initiatives in line with the National Policy on HIV/AIDS. …

  7. Ministry of Education Response to HIV/AIDS: Country Presentation: Botswana

    The first AIDS case in Botswana was reported in 1985. By the year 2000 the country was experiencing one of the severest HIV/AIDS epidemic on the continent. The governments' initial response was to start a National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and a short Term Plan. Government of Botswana developed a National HIV/AIDS Policy in 1993. Following this came the medium Term Plan I (MTPI) which placed response to the epidemic on the Health Sector at the district level. At the end of the implementation of the MTPI it was realised that there was a need to shift to a multi-sectoral approach. …

  8. Ministry of Education Policy on HIV/AIDS Education

    The HIV/AIDS Education Policy of the Ministry of Education was developed as part of the national response to the epidemic. The Ministry has a major responsibility to reduce the spread of HIV infection by addressing HIV/AIDS in its education programmes. This is done through infusion/integration of HIV/AIDS issues in the school curriculum and related training of the teaching force. The key aim is to equip all with skills, to develop attitudes and practices to curb the spread and manage HIV/AIDS. …

  9. HIV/AIDS policy. Botswana Training Authority policies and procedures. (To be read in conjunction with the BOTA General Staff Conditions of Service.)

    The objectives of the policy are:To assist those uninfected to remain free of HIV.To support those already infected with HIV and those affected by the epidemic.To sustain a high level of awareness.To influence positive behavioural change.To develop preventive HIV/AIDS programmes.To encourage voluntary testing and treatment where applicable.To discourage stigma and discrimination towards those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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