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  1. Advancing reproductive health and family planning through religious leaders and faith-based organizations

    Relationships with FBOs are essential to community-based health work, but can be difficult to forge. Some religious traditions reject the use of contraception. Others may accept family planning within marriage, but do not feel condoms should be distributed to young unmarried people. Some religious leaders believe that prayer is enough to protect their followers from AIDS. …

  2. A synthesis of institutional arrangements of national aids commissions in Africa

    This paper presents a synthesis of institutional arrangements and issues currently facing National AIDS Councils/Commissions (NACs) in 2007. In this paper the term National AIDS Council or Commission or NAC is used to describe a stand-alone institution, independent of a government ministry, and usually comprising a governance body (the Board) and an operational body (the Secretariat), which, taken together form the National AIDS Council or Commission (NAC). …

  3. The ABCs and beyond: developing and operations research agenda on comprehensive behavior change approaches for HIV prevention. Report from a technical meeting

    A report of a one-day Technical Meeting organized by the HORIZONS Program in April 2003 with the main objective to develop and set priorities for an operations research agenda on outstanding questions about effective behaviour change strategies for HIV risk reduction, particularly those that focus on what have been called the "ABC" behaviours: Abstinence or delayed sexual initiation, Be faithful/reducing number of partners, and Condom.

  4. Building Consensus For Family and HIV/AIDS Education in Schools

    This is the report of a National Consultative Forum with Religious Leaders on the Education Sector Response to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Kaduna, Nigeria. The need for a National Consultative Forum arose since there was continuous resistance to the content of the Family Life HIV/AIDS Education curricula in Nigeria. The core of the resistance was from organisations who subscribe to both the Islamic and Christian faith. It was hence expedient to get the leadership of both the Islamic and Christian faith to share insights on what they were comfortable with. …

  5. Choices: a guide for young people.

    Choices is written for young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years; for peer educators and youth leaders; for teachers, health care workers and parents and anyone who is helping young people to grow up as fulfilled and responsible human beings with a sexual and social life. It can be read by young people themselves (where they can try out the activities with their friends and family) or with the supervision of peer educators, teachers and youth leaders to organise learning sessions. …

  6. Education in the context of HIV and AIDS: a resource book

    This document was prepared by the UNESCO Abuja (Nigeria) Task Force on Preventive Education (a body set aside, to provide advice on ways to progress with the preventive education agenda). The resource book provides access to information on HIV and AIDS and is aimed at providing guidance to the relevant sectors: governmental and non-governmental organizations, funding agencies and developmental partners, parastatals and ministries, research institutions, communities and individuals, involved in conducting activities that are aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS. …

  7. Watch out! Diseases in the world around us

    This document is one of the 'information books for Africa' in the HIV and AIDS series, developed by the Junior Africa Writers (JAWS). It is designed for children in lower primary through upper secondary school and is intended to inform and provoke discussion about HIV and AIDS; and also to provide these children with the knowledge, skills and values needed to prevent them from getting infected with the HIV virus. …

  8. Life planning education: a handbook for teachers in junior and senior secondary schools

    This teacher's handbook is the result of several discussions on the use of the life planning curriculum in junior and senior secondary school classes. It is written to support teachers with their planning and delivery of life planning education in the classroom. This handbook consists of seven chapters designed to educate teachers about issues related to HIV and AIDS. These are: 1) Human growth and development; 2) Puberty and adolescence; 3) Sexual abuse; 4) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 5) HIV; 6) Gender issues; and 7) Poverty. …

  9. Population/family life education in science for primaries five and six pupils

    The Nigerian Population/Family Life Education Programme focuses on equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively deal with problems such as decline in sexual morality, and the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of life of Nigerians. Based on the successes of the programme at secondary level, a decision was made to expand the programme to the primary level, focusing on the last two years of primary school.

  10. Population education programme for Nigeria: teaching methodologies in population education. Population education self-learning module 12- for secondary school teachers in Nigeria

    The objectives of this teacher training manual are in line with those of the National Population Education Programme. It is part of a 13 module series intended to help teachers in Nigeria develop a sound knowledge base in population education, skills and competencies as well as develop teachers' competence in the use of innovative methods in teaching population education. The manual deals with the use of the following methods in the classroom: inquiry approach, problem-solving approach, value clarification approach, discussion method, role-playing technique and dramatization method.

  11. Teacher's guide in population family life education for primaries five and six in Agriculture, English Language, Science and Social Studies

    This guide comes in one volume and is meant for use by teachers in the upper primary school (that is primaries five and six) in the following four subjects: Agriculture, English Language, Science and Social studies. It is supposed to be a reference material for the teacher, who using his/her own initiative, is expected to develop his/her own lesson plans. …

  12. Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroon

    The document describes gender-sensitive approaches to sexuality and provides selected programme examples based on the International Women's Health Coalition's (IWHC) supported work. This paper outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from their shared experience. The first section describes very briefly, the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. The second discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education as well as some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. …

  13. Improving health through schools: national and international strategies

    This publication describes the different strategies implemented to improve health through schools. The chapters present the current health concerns among school-age children and adolescents, and the strategic responses of governments, national and international organizations to address health issues through schools. …

  14. Young HIV/AIDS peer educators: a force for change. What to know and do

    This booklet explains what the disease is, how it is and is not spread and how it can be prevented. One of the best ways to arm yourself against HIV/AIDS is to learn and talk about it. The more informed people are, the more likely they are to protect themselves.

  15. Walking the talk: putting women's rights at the heart of the HIV and AIDS response

    Using research from 13 countries, this report demonstrates that gender inequalities and the persistent and systematic violation of their rights are leaving women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Poverty and limited access to education and information, discriminatory laws and ingrained gender inequalities all deny women and girls their rights. …

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