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  1. FRESH: a comprehensive school health approach to achieve EFA

    At the dawn of the 21st century, the learning potential of children and young people in every country in the world is compromised b y conditions and behaviours that undermine the physical and emotional well-being that makes learning possible. Hunger, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, malaria, polio and intestinal infections, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and injury, unplanned pregnancy and infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections threaten the health and lives of the children and youth in which Education for All efforts are most invested. …

  2. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on education: report of an IIEP seminar

    This document is a synthesis report on a workshop on the impact of HIV/AIDS on education that was held at the IIEP in December 1993. The introductory part of the report gives a brief description of the international context and summarizes an overview of the possible impact of HIV/AIDS on education. Chapter II presents the findings of the research on policy responses to the impact on education in a number of selected developing countries, and Chapter III , the findings of the studies at the micro level in Eastern Africa. …

  3. The impact of HIV/AIDS on poverty and education in Africa

    This article deals with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on poverty and education in Africa. It considers the scale and scope of the pandemic and its anticipated impact on education systems in heavily infected sub-Saharan African countries. It looks for lessons derived from twenty years of coping with HIV/AIDS in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. …

  4. Draft integrated strategy on HIV and AIDS 2012-2016. Full report

    Within the Department of Basic Education (DBE) this integrated strategy is currently being developed in accordance with the National Strategic Plan (NSP) and with new thinking globally on rolling back HIV and AIDS. The strategy relies on the framework of the NSP with prevention, treatment, care and support and research/monitoring arms together with efforts to mainstream and strengthen a systemic response to HIV and AIDS. It will also define interventions beyond the Life Skills Programme to respond more comprehensively to the epidemic. …

  5. An Education Sector Policy on HIV/AIDS

    In The Gambia HIV/AIDS is regarded as a major development issue even though its prevalence rate has remained relatively low. Prevalence rates in The Gambia were estimated in 2000 and 2001 at 1.2% for HIV-1 and 0.9% for HIV-2, the rate of increase since earlier sero-prevalence surveys has been exponential. Increases in HIV-1 continued after 2001 reaching a peak level of 2.1% in 2004 while the prevalence rate for HIV-2 began to decline, reaching 1% in 2004. …

  6. Mongolian Education Sector's Response and Readiness to HIV and AIDS: Sector Review

    This review assesses HIV and AIDS education activities in the Mongolia education sector using the assessment criteria of the sector's policy response and preparedness. …

  7. Liberia National Education Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan - Five year Program of work 2010-2014

    This HIV & AIDS strategic plan of the Education sector, which is aligned with the National Strategic Framework (NSF 2009-2013), will provide broader strategies from which every education stakeholder will derive their annual work plan for HIV and AIDS interventions within the sector. This sector strategy is intended to delineate the rights and responsibilities of every stakeholder involved, directly and indirectly, in the education sector with regard to HIV & AIDS: the learners, their parents and caregivers, educators, managers, administrators, support staff and civil society.

  8. The education sector policy and strategy on HIV and AIDS: responding to the challenges of HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia

    This policy has been developed in recognition of the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS on the education sector and the comparative advantage that the sector has in combating the epidemic through teachers, students and their families. The overall goal of the policy is to create an HIV free environment in the education sector in Ethiopia. …

  9. Equity and inclusion in education: a guide to support education sector plan preparation, revision and appraisal

    This guide was developed to support the integration of equity and inclusion issues in education sector plans while they are developed, revised or appraised. It promotes a more comprehensive and evidence-based approach to providing equitable education, which is at the heart of Education for All. This guide is designed primarily for use by local education groups, specifically governments. It can also be used to foster dialogue and the planning process among other stakeholders, including civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities.

  10. Indicators for education sector HIV response programmes: a review of existing resources

    Over the past decade, the education sector has played an increasingly important role in the multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS. The priority placed on the education sector's response is based on evidence that the "social vaccine" of education contributes to knowledge and personal skills essential for the prevention of HIV, and protects individuals, communities and nations from the impact of AIDS. …

  11. HIV and AIDS. An action guide for higher education institutions in the SADC region

    A critical issue for universities is to prevent HIV infections among their students, who are usually in the age groups most vulnerable to HIV. However, universities are also increasingly being asked to provide care and support to infected students and staff. They also need to consider programmes to manage and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on their core purposes of teaching and research. …

  12. Strategic Plan for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS 2003-2005

    In 2002, it is estimated that 1.9 million people are living with HIV in Mozambique and that 830,000 of these are young people aged less than 24. In 1999, the government drew up "A Strategic Plan for the Fight against AIDS for 2000-2002". This revised plan that is now proposed is to cope with a new context, drawing on the results of impact studies undertaken by the Ministry of Education. …

  13. Report on the education sector global HIV/AIDS readiness survey 2004. A review of the comparative readiness of the education sectors in 71 countries to respond to, manage and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS

    This report is based on a groundbreaking survey of the capacity and readiness of vulnerable or affected countries to manage HIV/AIDS impact on their education systems. A survey of ministries of education in 71 countries reviewed with ministry personnel their self-assessment of how readily they have responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis in terms of structures, resources, partnerships and teaching and workplace policies. …

  14. HIV and the education sector: the foundations of a control and management strategy in South Africa

    This paper confines its analysis primarily to issues of process, structure and content. Information was collected from government and agency documents and from respondents at national, provincial, district and schools level. The paper explores national structures and plans.

  15. 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. …

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