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  1. Zimbabwe national strategic plan for the education of girls, orphans and other vulnerable children 2005-2010

    Guided by the overall principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Zimbabwean education act, the national policy on gender, the Orphan Care Policy and National Plan of Action for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children, the proposed five year National Girls' Education strategic plan aims to accelerate Zimbabwe's progress towards UPE in the context of gender and other social asymmetries in accessing education. …

  2. HIV/AIDS: responding to the education challenge

    This document presents the activities of a joint programme, the UNAIDS Interagency Task Team (IATT), to help accelerate the education sector response to HIV/AIDS as an essential contribution to achieving EFA goals. The joint programme provides a forum for countries to share experience of responding to HIV/AIDS, with the goals of mitigating the impact of the disease on the education sector, and preventing infection in students and teachers. …

  3. Accelerating efforts to achieve universal basic education: a critical component of the global AIDS response

    In order to expand educational opportunities for girls and orphans and reduce their risk of contracting HIV infection, the Global AIDS Alliance recommends: Eliminate School-Related Fees. School-related fees prevent millions of children, particularly girls and orphans, from attending school; Mobilize Additional Resources to Achieve Universal Basic Education. Poor countries need assistance in order to scale up and improve educational systems, as well as to eliminate school fees; Reform Financing and Delivery Mechanisms. …

  4. Focusing Resources on Effective School Health: A FRESH Start to Improving the Quality and Equity of Education

    This article discusses the current state of education in the region and the factors affecting it. The main concern has been provision of Education for All and achieving this through improving the quality of education for all. The factors that have decreased the quality of education and how they can best be tackled are put on the fore front in this inter-agency collaboration.

  5. Recommendations of the Elmina Conference on HIV/AIDS and Education: A Call for Action

    Senior experts from the ministries of education and from other ministries, such as health, coming from13 ECOWAS nations and other countries from Eastern and Southern Africa, from universities, from social partners in education, non-governmental organisations, from UN system organisations at headquarters, regional and national levels as well as from most major international cooperation agencies, met in Elmina 19-23 March 2001. This report covers the issue discussed in that meeting.

  6. Quick notes: HIV/AIDS Series: Basic Education

    This document provides an over view of international attention attaining Education for All. Education is the key to decrease in poverty and increase in health. With a focus on the girl child, there are long term implications as their increased health directory impacts on their children's increased health. These result in a depressed demand for education. Girls are a particular risk due to gender bias in the home and in the school that favours boys. Case Studies: Bangladesh: Groundbreaking work in rural education, development of relevant curricula, flexible hours and cost effectiveness. …

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