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  1. A review of HIV and AIDS curricular responses in the higher education sector: where are we now and what next?

    Curriculum integration of HIV and AIDS in higher education is a strategic priority of the Higher Education AIDS programme (HEAIDS), yet little progress has been made in this area. To address this, HEAIDS is leading a project aimed at capacitating the development of HIV curriculum initiatives. …

  2. Strategic plan for intensifying HIV and AIDS response at higher education institutions in Ethiopia (2013-2015) SPM I

    The strategic plan is intended to provide guidance to strengthen the capacity, systems and structures of all Ethiopian HEIs to address the causes, challenges and consequences of HIV/AIDS. HEIs have social responsibility to prevent, mitigate and manage the effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through all aspects of their core operations of teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. …

  3. Assessment of capacity for health policy and systems research and analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project

    The importance of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) is widely recognized. Universities are central to strengthening and sustaining the HPSR+A capacity as they teach the next generation of decision-makers and health professionals. However, little is known about the capacity of universities, specifically, to develop the field. In this article, the quthors report results of capacity self- assessments by seven universities within five African countries, conducted through the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA). …

  4. HIV/AIDS capacity building and curriculum integration for tertiary institutions

    The purpose of this document is to give guidelines on the steps and rational behind the need to have curriculum integration and capacity building in tertiary institutions. Each university/institution may develop its own goal but the underlying principle is the development of HIV/AIDS courses and provision of HIV training to staff/students. …

  5. African universities responding to HIV/AIDS

    In May 2007, the Association of African Universities in consultation with the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility for West and Central Africa based in Burkina Faso commissioned a Mid-Term Evaluation of the AAU's three year Programme dubbed African Universities Responding to HIV/AIDS. This project is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, Sida. With the project implementation coming to an end in December 2007, the objective of the evaluation was to review the implementation of the project so far and to make recommendations based on findings to improve project implementation. …

  6. Higher education science and curricular reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS through faculties of science and engineering. Evaluation report for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya, March - December 2008

    Between December 2006 and May 2007, In-country training of Trainers (ToT) workshops for the integration of HIV and AIDS into the curriculum for engineering, biological and physical sciences were held in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya. As a follow-up to these workshops evaluation was carried out in all the four countries. …

  7. Higher education science and curricular reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS through faculties of science and engineering. Report on country training activities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya, December 2006 - May 2007

    The project on Higher Education Science and Curriculum Reform: African Universities Responding to HIV and AIDS was jointly organized by UNESCO's Regional Bureau for Science and Technology in Africa and African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE), Nairobi, Kenya. This report summarizes the in-country training workshops held for universities in four countries - Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya between 2006 and 2007. …

  8. HIV and AIDS in teacher education: evaluation report of a pilot project in South African higher education institutions

    The HIV and Teacher Education Pilot Project was initiated under HEAIDS Phase 2 and was premised on the critical importance of the capacity of the education and training system to deal with the challenges posed by teaching and learning in an HIV/AIDS affected and infected society. …

  9. Higher education science and curricular reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS. In-country training report Kenya, held at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), 8th-10th May 2007

    The three-day Workshop was a follow-up of the international workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2006. It brought together sixty three Deans of Faculties of Science and Engineering and Coordinators of AIDS Control Units (ACU) from eleven Kenyan public and Private universities. The aim of the workshop was to identify specific entry points for mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences as a way of enhancing prevention efforts for HIV and AIDS and responding to its impact. …

  10. HIV and AIDS and higher education in Africa: a review of best practice models and trends

    This study, commissioned by the Association of African Universities, was conducted to identify the strengths, constraints and opportunities for addressing the human resource and policy challenges occassioned by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. A sample of between 12 and 15 institutions which exemplified best practices in the response to HIV and AIDS in Africa was identified. In documenting and disseminating these examples, it is hoped that other institutions will benefit from the sharing of new knowledge and contribute to the overall strengthening of the response to the epidemic. …

  11. Turning the tide: a strategic response to HIV and AIDS in South African higher education. HEAIDS Programme Report: 2002-2004

    South African higher education celebrated a decade of democracy in 2004. As the country's institutions and its citizens celebrate this freedom, it is time to reflect on the enormous challenges which confront South African society and the role which higher education is expected to play. Just over four years ago, institutional leaders in government and in the higher education community committed themselves to supporting and implementing a programme aimed at putting in place a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS across the higher education system. …

  12. The Zaweca HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project: a collaborative project between the university of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia. Project close-out report July 2005

    The ZAWECA HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project was a two-year collaborative project between the University of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia funded by the South Africa Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme. …

  13. National University of Rwanda HIV/AIDS control policy

    This document details the HIV and AIDS policy and programmes of the National University of Rwanda.

  14. Institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings on institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from public institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By examining current responses this report aims to illustrate why and how higher education institutions must develop and sustain institutional responses to HIV/AIDS both individually and regionally, and also presents guidelines on how current gaps could be addressed and successes developed. …

  15. Commonwealth Universities in the Age of HIV/AIDS: What every Senior Executive Needs To Know

    This document is intended to act as a means of mobilising university leaders in our community against HIV/AIDS. It is designed to pose key questions to for institutional leaders and answer some others, i.e. what role can the university play? What impacts will the epidemic have on the university? How will it affect our teaching, research, outreach and operations? What should our priorities be and how can we define a response? …

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