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  1. ASKAIDS: African Sexual Knowledges and HIV/AIDS: ASKAIDS toolkit for consulting pupils

    The ASKAIDS Project involved a research project in Sub-Saharan Africa, focused on understanding how primary age pupils acquire sexual knowledge, in what contexts and how this relates to the HIV education received in schools (phase 1). The second phase produced a set of curriculum development materials in dialogue with local stakeholders.

  2. The HIV and AIDS academic curriculum in higher education

    While a university's core business of teaching, research and engagement is underpinned by national and global imperatives, the purpose of the university is embedded in students' realities of living, learning and working in the world. A key challenge for all academics, therefore, is to keep their academic project, whether in engineering or health sciences, 'embedded in the students', while at the same time, preparing them for work in the world. …

  3. Teaching lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health in a South African health sciences faculty: addressing the gap

    Background: People who identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) have specific health needs. Sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health, as homophobia and heteronormativity persist as prejudices in society. LGBT patients often experience discrimination and prejudice in health care settings. While recent South African policies recognise the need for providing LGBT specific health care, no curricula for teaching about LGBT health related issues exist in South African health sciences faculties. …

  4. Making comprehensive sexuality education available at a national scale: a case study about tailoring international guidance for Kenya

    To help those interested in using sexuality education to improve youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), working with partners, developed the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) in 2009. This two-volume global document offers guidance intended for governments, organizations, programs or individuals to adopt on a voluntary basis and adapt for individual contexts. …

  5. Case studies in mainstreaming: integrating HIV and AIDS realities into South African higher education curricula

    Curriculum development is one of the most noticeable areas requiring attention in higher education: a limited curriculum integration is cited as a general weakness of institutional responses to HIV and AIDS. In the immediate future, integration of HIV and AIDS into curriculum must be a priority for institutions and funders. This document can be used as a toolkit, a hand-book to successfully integrating HIV and AIDS into the curricula of higher education. It is based on case studies, offering a multidimensional benchmark of interventions that should serve as a model to other institutions.

  6. What they really want to know. Developing booklets for young people on growing up and sexuality

    A large proportion of young people worldwide are sexually active, and this exposes them to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and to the risk of unintended pregnancies. In 2008, 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 gave birth and approximately 40% of these pregnancies were unintended. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years account for more than one third of all new HIV infections, with some 3,000 young people becoming infected with HIV each day. …

  7. Good policy and practice in HIV and health education. Booklet 7: Gender equality, HIV and education

    Education, HIV and gender equality are deeply inter related aspects of personal and global development. This booklet presents new thinking and emerging research alongside a series of case studies and examples of new and time-tested programmes on the issues of gender equality, HIV and education and the interrelation between them. It includes discussion papers, which explore issues and emerging evidence in greater depth, as well as case study examples of programmes and interventions from a range of countries. …

  8. National life skills education framework

    The development of a National Life Skills Education Framework (NLSEF) took place at an opportune moment in Tanzanian education. This framework, links closely with national strategies and initiatives in the education sector to improve the overall well-being and learning outcomes for all Tanzanian children and youth. These strategies include: MoEVT HIV and AIDS Strategic plan, the In-Service Training Strategy, Basic Standards for Pre-primary and Primary Education in Tanzania and National Strategy for Care and Support Services in Primary Schools in Tanzania. …

  9. Mapping an HIV/STD prevention curriculum for Zambian in-school settings

    HIV/AIDS poses grave risk to human development in sub-Saharan Africa. Evidence-based interventions that are rooted in local culture could help efforts to prevent threats to human development from HIV/ AIDS. We used concept mapping (Concept System, 2006) to construct the components and content of a locally developed HIV/AIDS curriculum for use by secondary schools in Lusaka, Zambia. …

  10. Social mobilization for prevention and control of HIV and AIDS: behavioral change communication material development guideline

    This behavioral change communication material development guideline has been developed by the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) in collaboration with the Ethiopian health sector development partners working on communication in HIV. The document offers step-by-step guidelines for developing/producing accurate, useful, and action oriented behavioral change communication materials to meet the communication needs of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and support programs. The document is divided into three major sections. …

  11. Levers of success: case studies of national sexuality education programmes

    A growing body of evidence exists to demonstrate what constitutes an effective school-based sexuality education programme. The factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective school-based sexuality education at regional, country or local levels - so-called "levers of success" - are less clear. These are the focus of this publication. The term levers of success is used to describe the conditions and actions that have been found to be conducive to the introduction or implementation of sexuality education. Such levers are both general and specific. …

  12. Guide pédagogique à l'usage de l'enseignant de l'éducation à la vie familiale, en matière de population et au VIH/sida (EVF/EMP/VIH et sida). Enseignement primaire

    Ce guide de l'enseignant de primaire au Cameroun, publié par le ministère de l'Education Nationale en 2006, relève du souci de contribuer par le développement de l'éducation préventive à l'amélioration qualitative de la citoyenneté et au renforcement des capacités nationales. Il s'agit pour l'enseignant, par le biais de cet outil didactique de stimuler la réflexion et l'action de l'apprenant afin de lui faire acquérir un sentiment d'auto-efficacité et des compétences lui permettant à la fois de faire face aux risques liés au VIH/sida et de prendre conscience de ses responsabilités de citoyen. …

  13. Programmes harmonisés d'éducation pour la prévention du VIH et des IST. Enseignement secondaire

    Ce document a été élaboré par l'INRAP (Institut National de Recherche et d'Action Pédagogiques) en collaboration avec le CNLS (Conseil National de Lutte Contre le Sida) du Congo en 2007. Il s'agit d'un curriculum introduit une éducation VIH et IST de manière transdisciplinaire dans toutes ldiverses disciplines de l'enseignement secondaire comme les sciences et vie de la terre, les langues, l'éducation physique et sportive, la philosophie, la géographie, l'éducation civique, morale et pour la paix et les mathématiques. …

  14. Good things for young people: reproductive health education for primary schools. Teacher's guide for standard 5

    MEMA kwa Vijana is an adolescent sexual and reproductive health programme, working in schools, health facilities and communities in the Mwanza Region, Tanzania. Its goal is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in this region and beyond. MEMA kwa Vijana has over 10 years of research and implementation experience. The documents have been developed for teachers' use after they have received training, without the need for additional teaching aids or books. …

  15. Education au VIH et sida : Programmes harmonises d'integration dans les systemes scolaires des pays de la CEMAC

    La finalite de l'education au VIH et SIDA et à la santé sexuelle et reproductive est de permettre à la communaute éducative d'adopter des comportements protecteurs et responsables pour leur santé et bien-etre, de se montrer respectueux et solidaires envers les autres dans le but d'arrêter la propagation du VIH et SIDA. Ces programmes communs concernent le système scolaire des six pays membres de la CEMAC. …

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