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  1. Project evaluation: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Promotion of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

    In Ethiopia Save the Children Sweden (SCS) works to promote children's rights through advocacy, direct support, capacity building, research and awareness raising. In line with this, it has been supporting six local partner organisations whose implementation area is in Addis Ababa. Hiwot Ethiopia is one of the local partners of SCS working on HIV prevention and promotion of adolescent sexual reproductive health with the major objective of inducing behavioral change among in and out of school youth. …

  2. USAID/Honduras: HIV/AIDS prevention programs evaluation

    This evaluation was performed to: Determine the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programs for targeted beneficiaries; Document the degree to which program objectives have been met; Provide information about service delivery that will be useful to program staff and other audiences; Enable program staff to make changes to improve program effectiveness. …

  3. A critical review of the evidence on the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS education programs for youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper critically examines the evidence from recent experimental design evaluations on the impact of HIV/AIDS prevention through youth education programs in sub-Saharan Africa. It pre-specifies the study inclusion criteria, the search strategy and the methods for summarizing findings. This paper also identifies recurring flaws in the research and suggests several methods for avoiding these shortcomings in future studies. Our initial search produced 139 potential articles for review, but only six met the pre-stated study inclusion criteria. …

  4. Stocktaking Report 2008: Education Sector Responses to HIV and AIDS

    This report presents findings of a stocktaking exercise on research on HIV and education undertaken by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in September 2008. The stocktaking exercise was commissioned by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education to inform a meeting of the IATT on "Expanding the Evidence Base and Research on HIV and Education". Following a description of the methodology used for this review, a summary of findings by theme and sub-theme is presented, followed by an annotated bibliography of the documents relevant to the theme/sub-theme. …

  5. Going to scale: sustained risk reduction behavior for youth. Evaluation report for government of the Netherlands and UNICEF Malawi.

    This document is an evaluation of the UNICEF programme "Going to scale, sustained risk reduction behaviour for youth" sponsored by the Netherlands Government and realized in 2000. The programme commenced in January 1997 and extended to December 2000. This project aims at providing in and out of school youth with the necessary tools and skills to avoid risk sexual behaviour in order to reduce the HIV transmission rate. …

  6. Rethinking how to prevent HIV in young people: evidence from two large randomised controlled trials in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

    The MEMA kwa Vijana (Tanzania) and Regai Dzive Shiri (Zimbabwe) adolescent sexual and reproductive health intervention trials focused on developing skills and changing attitudes and self-efficacy to change behaviours. The trials show a clear gap between young people's knowledge, and their reported attitudes and behaviour. …

  7. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  8. A guide to developing materials on HIV/AIDS and STIs

    This guide was created within the framework of an HIV & AIDS project implemented in Georgia. It offers step-by-step guidelines for developing educational materials on HIV & AIDS and STIs that are based on effective behaviour change communication. It focuses on the necessity to adapt communication to different audiences, notably by involving target populations in the development process of the materials. …

  9. Assessment strategies for skills-based health education with a focus on HIV prevention and related issues

    This publication aims to show how a range of strategies and tools can be used to assess the impact of learning activities in skills-based health education (with a focus on HIV prevention and related issues). It presents assessment tools that can be used to measure whether or not selected knowledge, attitude and skill objectives for HIV/AIDS prevention are being met in the short term by classroom activities. It also includes strategies for assessing the kinds of behavioural outcomes that may result from changes in the afore-mentioned areas. …

  10. Impact of sex and HIV education programs on sexual behaviors of youth in developing and developed countries

    Sex and HIV education programs that are based on a written curriculum and that are implemented among groups of youth in school, clinic, or community settings are a promising type of intervention to reduce adolescent sexual risk behaviors. This paper summarizes a review of 83 evaluations of such programs in developing and developed countries. The programs typically focused on pregnancy or HIV/STI prevention behaviors, not on broader issues of sexuality such as developmental stages, gender roles, or romantic relationships. …

  11. HIV and AIDS in the education sector in Cambodia: overview on monitoring and evaluation (process and impact) (Fact Sheet: 2)

    This ICHA Fact Sheet (#2) aims at briefly describing the Ministry's Monitoring and Evaluation system that is based on a dual approach using quantitative and qualitative tools for assessing both process and impacts of HIV and AIDS programme. As a key cross-cutting issue, monitoring and evaluation (M and E) is entirely integrated in the HIV/AIDS Ministry's programme. …

  12. Trends in HIV incidence and prevalence: natural course of the epidemic or results of behavioural change?

    Ce document analyse la validité et l'interprétation des tendances observées sur l'incidence et la prévalence du VIH ; il développe une meilleure compréhension des modèles épidémiologiques et génère des orientations pour évaluer les changements observés.

  13. Sexual behavioural change for HIV: where have theories taken us?

    Ce document examine les programmes d'interventions liées aux changements de comportements sexuels concernant le VIH et qui expriment de manière explicite leur approche théorique. Il traite ensuite de l'impact de ces interventions sur les changements de comportement. Il est divisé en 4 parties : 1.Aperçu des modèles théoriques de changement de comportement; 2. Etude des principales approches utilisées pour freiner la transmission du VIH; 3. Résumé des interventions réussies et 4. Discussion des défis à venir.

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