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  1. Education and Sports sector national policy guidelines on HIV and AIDS

    This policy and guidelines document on HIV/AIDS is a response to a Government of Uganda (GOU) initiative which requires that each sector should develop a sector specific policy that is consistent with and responds to the National Overarching Policy on HIV/AIDS and the National Strategic Plan.This document has two components: policy and guidelines. The policy section outlines an approach to HIV/AIDS in the education and sports sector, the institutions and stakeholders which the policy targets and the principles which underlie the policy. …

  2. Education and Sports Sector Policy and Guidelines on HIV/AIDS

    This policy and guidelines document is a response to a Government of Uganda initiative which requires that each sector should develop a sector specific policy that is consistent with and responds to the National Strategic Framework. This policy takes its lead from the Revised National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS Activities in Uganda 2003/4-2005/6 which is lead by th Uganda AIDS Commission and is intended to provide guidance to all HIV/AIDS stakeholders.

  3. Crafting institutional responses to HIV/AIDS: guidelines and resources for tertiary institutions in sub-Saharan Africa

    This document contains four papers that give guidance on what universities can do to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS. They provide an overview of what tertiary institutions in Africa are doing to combat HIV/AIDS, offer practical guidance on how universities can go about the process of developing and implementing institutional policies on HIV/AIDS, present a case study of how one teacher training college in Kenya undertook this task, and suggest what lessons have been learned from these various experiences.

  4. 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). …

  5. 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. …

  6. Actions taken by the Ministry of Education and Sports to Cope with the Impact of HIV/AIDS (Uganda)

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is directly affecting learners, teachers and administrators in Uganda. Document lists major objectives, outcomes expected and comprehensive strategies of the Ministry of Education and Sports to combat HIV/AIDS in the education sector. Among proposed information, life skills programs, cooperation with NGOs and joint activities within the education sector to promote prevention awareness are prominent.

  7. Impact on Teaching and Support Staff

    This chapter describes the staffing situation, both nationally and in the survey schools. The second section then pulls together the available data to assess current levels of mortality, morbidity and absenteism by staff. The third section reviews the efforts that have been made to prevent and mitigate the impact of the epidemic on staff.

  8. HIV/AIDS and Trauma among learners: Sexual Violence and Deprivation in South Africa

    This article discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS on education in South Africa. South Africa has the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. In 2001 over 4 million people were already HIV positive, 56% of them women. It is not yet possible to determine rates of HIV infection in schools and other learning institutions - among educators and among learners. The HIV/AIDS projection model commonly used in South Africa suggests that among 15-19 year olds almost 16% of African females are likely to be HIV positive, compared with about 3% of African males. …

  9. Talking about AIDS in Schools: An AIDS Workshop Design for School Principals, Administrators and Teachers

    This is a document which gives guidance to a facilitator on AIDS prevention education. It gives guidance on how to design and conduct an advocacy workshop so as to initiate a process by which preventive education on AIDS/STD for adolescents will have acceptance and the full support from school principals, administrators, teachers and parents of secondary school students. The four modules covered are: Talking about HIV/AIDS, Targeting adolescent boys and girls, Understanding adolescence and Module 4 is on Developing Methodologies.

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