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  1. Mainstreaming the Policy and Programming Response to the HIV Epidemic

    Cohen argues for a more complex understanding of the epidemic than the current thoughts. He believes that mainstreaming requires: A more complex understanding; A capacity for improved design of programmes and projects through new process which are social inclusive; Participatory systems for programme implementation. Cohen begins by cautioning against allowing mainstreaming to become substitute for "forgetting" encouraging us to look at the lessons learned when policy mainstreamed gender. …

  2. Responding to the socio-economic impact of the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: why a systems approach is needed

    In this UNDP issue paper, Cohen highlights a concern that despite recognizing that HIV is underlying development progress of the last decade, current policy and programmes are still created without factoring in the HIV epidemic. He believes that part of the problem is that development problem-solving is still inherently focused on prediction - documenting the fact that progress will be eroded with HIV. …

  3. USAID's response to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Africa

    This a two paged paper that outlines USAID's efforts in the education sector to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Specifically, it outlines USAID's approach called Education Sector Support (ESS) comprised of three components: classroom based- focused on quality and quantity of student learning; systemic- promotes African led national plans of educational system reform and; sustainable - improves policy analysis, build capacity to manage change and increase expenditure in education. USAID stresses the application of ESS to all levels involved in education from ministry to community. …

  4. Prevention: Lessons learned about school based approaches to reducing HIV/AIDS related risk

    Provides an overview of lessons learned for school based approaches to reducing HIV/AIDS related risk. Centres on youth-centred, integrated approach that includes sound monitoring and evaluation. Quality of Learner: Begin programmes by understanding what is known about HIV/AIDS and focus on understanding relevant risks to the population. Quality of Content: Using social learning theories to guide programme development will increase both positive individual health promoting behaviours as well as changing and supporting positive group social norms. …

  5. EC Toolkit on Assessing HIV/AIDS

    This toolkit is designed to assist staff of the Commission of the European Communities in considering the implications of the HIV epidemic in their provision of development assistance. Policy makers and programmers might also benefit from using the toolkit; however, in its present version it would require more direction from the authors to be fully beneficial.

  6. USAID Ghana Strategic Plan for the Education Sector

    This paper summarizes the main points of the strategic plan for the education sector in Ghana. It outlines the goals and the proposed interventions.

  7. Risky behaviour: Can education help?

    This paper summarises findings from Malawi regarding transactional sex between young girls and older men and offers a list of possible contributing factors. Possible actions for mitigating focus on highlighting the issue in communities, provisions of alternative education, and increasing lifeskills education (including teacher training)

  8. Key Messages/priorities on HIV/AIDS and the Education Sector

    This paper outlines the key priorities for DFIDCA in HIV/AIDS in education. It follows the general assumption that education in an AIDS infected world is not similar to education in an AIDS free world (Kelly 2000).

  9. HIV/AIDS and education

    This is the final draft of a report, which offers a detailed and comprehensive view of the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and education. It illustrates all finer points with specific data from numerous countries and studies within Sub-Saharan Africa.

  10. HIV/AIDS impact on the education sector: the management challenge

    This is a summary from a power point presentation. The author stresses the need for real change within the education systems of developing countries and focuses on management responses to the following issues: labour, employment and gender, orphans, transition rates and geographic variation. The conclusion acknowledges the difficulty in such drastic changes but believes that effective management can have far reaching implications in mitigating effects of the HIV pandemic.

  11. Planned development and evaluation of AIDS/STD education for secondary school students in The Netherlands: short term effects

    This study evaluated the short-term effects of an AIDS/STD education curriculum for 9th and 10th grade students of vocational secondary schools in the Netherlands. The findings of this study support the contention that current AIDS/STD education can be improved by the use of empirical data, the application of multiple theories from the social sciences, and the involvement of representatives within the school system in the development process.

  12. Company level interventions on HIV/AIDS: Assessing the impact of AIDS

    This guideline is prepared as a support to companies wishing to carry out assessment of the impact of AIDS in order to identify cost benefit motivations for prevention. The guideline will also help to highlight areas for interventions aimed at managing the impact of AIDS. It is also intended that this step of impact assessment and areas of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS be part of a bipartite process assessment, planning, intervention and review that addresses health needs at workplace.

  13. Manual of Group Interview Techniques to Assess the Need of People with AIDS

    This is a manual of group interview techniques used to assess the needs of people living with AIDS. It discusses the advantages of group rather than individual interview techniques. Some of the advantages are: they are relatively inexpensive; they are faster; and can include a more varied range of personnel. This manual is written primarily for personnel at the district level who manage AIDS prevention and care programmes. It focuses on gathering information about the content and quality of care that people with AIDS receive. …

  14. Community Participation in Health Care: The Turkish Case

    World Health Organization's global goal of Health for All by the Year 2000 (HFA) and achievement of this laudable goal through the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach has been accepted unanimously by participant countries of the Alma-Ata Conference in 1978 of which, Turkey is included. However, the approval did not generate as much interest among the policy makers until the 1990s. The year 1990 saw the commencement of attempts to produce a National Health Policy document that centred on the global goal for HFA and PHC in Turkey. …

  15. Setting priorities for research, analysis and information dissemination on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and Tuberculosis in Africa

    This strategic framework highlights the areas in which knowledge gaps and research information needs exist in Africa's fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It seeks to prioritize these needs so as to optimize the use of research funds in the development of higher impact interventions, effective service delivery systems and better monitoring and evaluation.

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