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  1. A review of the impact of HIV/AIDS on education, the workforce and workplace: the African experience

    The impact of HIV/AIDS cuts across all sectors of economic activities and social life. For example it not only reduces the stock of human capital but also the capacity to maintain the required turnover of many sought after skills and trainining like engineers, doctors, teachers, artisans and others. In the educational sphere, it leads to among other things a decrease in potential clientele for education, resources and even donor support. On the workforce, its impact increases expenditure on the one hand and decreases productivity on the other. …

  2. University of Cape Town policy on HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS

    This document describes the University of Cape Town Policy on HIV infection and AIDS. It includes issues of confidentiality, employment contracts, AIDS education, staff and student interactions, benefits, leadership, and resources.

  3. AIDS and the accumulation and utilization of human capital in Africa

    Education is among the most prominent of the great challenges of development. This paper outlines the likely effects of the AIDS pandemic in Africa on the continent's ability to produce education and use it effectively for growth and poverty reduction. Four channels are explored. First, a supply effect: The deaths of millions of adults, and among them hundreds of thousands of teachers, will bring an increase in Africa's already relatively high fiscal burden of teacher salaries or the need to reduce the educational requirements of teachers. …

  4. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Uganda: Study 2. Examining the impact of HIV/AIDS on governance in the education sector

    Despite the evident effects of the epidemic on the education sector, there has been no systematic research to look at its impact on education governance in Uganda, in terms of the performance of the descriptive and prescriptive roles of the different actors in the sector. There is still a paucity of data that quantitatively and qualitatively describe and analyse the impact of HIV/AIDS on education sector governance in respect to staff attrition, absenteeism, expenditure, financial planning, human resource planning and management. …

  5. Mitigating the Impact of the Epidemic on Development. Responding to the socio-economic impact of the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why a systems approach is needed. The HIV Epidemic and the Education Sector in sub-Saharan Africa

    Analyses and responses to the HIV epidemic remain rooted in a mind set which while it was relevant 5 or more years ago may no longer be so. Or at least what is written, said, thought and done about the development implications of the HIV epidemic are no longer sufficient. There is still a lack of clarity about the ways in which development affects the course of the HIV epidemic, such as the role of poverty in transmission of the virus and how families cope with the poverty caused by illness and death. …

  6. Improving responses to HIV/AIDS in education sector workplaces

    The workshop was organized under the auspices of an ILO programme initiated in 2004, developing a sectoral approach to HIV/AIDS education sector workplaces, as a complement to the ILO's code of practice HIV/AIDS and the world of work, adopted in 2001. A number of research papers and assessments prepared by international organizations in recent years have highlighted the impact of HIV and AIDS on the education sector workforce in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. …

  7. HIV/AIDS policy. Botswana Training Authority policies and procedures. (To be read in conjunction with the BOTA General Staff Conditions of Service.)

    The objectives of the policy are:To assist those uninfected to remain free of HIV.To support those already infected with HIV and those affected by the epidemic.To sustain a high level of awareness.To influence positive behavioural change.To develop preventive HIV/AIDS programmes.To encourage voluntary testing and treatment where applicable.To discourage stigma and discrimination towards those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

  8. HIV/AIDS in TVET staff development in Botswana

    As probably the most affected country in the world, Botswana has to develop strategic plans as well as interventions in each area of life to combat HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS have a significant impact on educational demand, supply and quality. More specifically, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the provision of education: teachers and students in general are in many ways living directly and indirectly with HIV and AIDS. …

  9. HIV/AIDS and the Public Sector Workforce: An action guide for managers

    HIV/AIDS is having a serious effect on government employees and on the functions they perform. The decreasing ability of government offices to carry out their assigned tasks has ripple effects across all of society. The policy, oversight, and service delivery roles of government are interdependent. Disruptions at one place or level will influence the effectiveness at others. …

  10. HIV/AIDS Policy

    The KIST HIV/AIDS Policy is comprised of the following key components: i. Rights and responsibilities of staff and students infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS; ii. Provision of preventive, care and support services and education on campus; iii. Integration of HIV/AIDS issues into teaching, research and other KIST activities; iv. Advocacy, networking and collaboration with other organizations and the community; v. Implementing structures, procedures, monitoring and research.

  11. HEAIDS - strategic framework: 2006-2009 and beyond

    The HE HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) is South Africa's nationally co-ordinated, comprehensive and large-scale effort designed to develop and strengthen the capacity, the systems, and the structures of all HEIs in managing and mitigating the causes, challenges and consequences of HIV/AIDS in the sector and to strengthen the leadership role that can and should be played by the HE sub-sector. …

  12. An assessment of the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the education sector and the needs of teachers and educational workers living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana: survey results

    This study was undertaken by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Teachers and educational Workers Union (TEWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress to assess the degree of awareness of HIV/AIDS among their members (i.e., teachers and educational workers) and the needs of those already infected by the virus. The aim was to gather information to serve as basis for the provision or negotiation of social protection for their members living with HIV.The findings of the study are presented under two main themes: (i). …

  13. An HIV and AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in southern Africa

    This policy is based on the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work (hereafter, "the ILO code of practice"), adopted by an international tripartite meeting convened by the ILO in 2001, and includes key concepts and principles of the ILO code of practice. Development of the Policy has resulted from collaboration between ILO and UNESCO.The Policy was carefully reviewed and modified during a tripartite workshop held in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 November - 2 December 2005, composed of representatives from seven southern African countries. …

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