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The Department of Basic Education National Policy on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis 2017 was developed through a participatory consultative process with stakeholders inside and outside the Basic Education sector. The Policy presents a bold new vision for the sector, to drive the response on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as Tuberculosis.
The objectives of the Education Sector Policy on HIV and AIDS, 2013 are to: 1. Enhance knowledge on HIV and AIDS at all levels of education with a view to reducing new infection, stigma and discrimination in the education sector; 2. Provide information on comprehensive treatment, care and support to learners living with HIV, OVC and youth below 24 years; 3. Mainstream HIV and AIDS education in the curricula at all levels of education; 4. Strengthen management and leadership structures and programs at all levels to sustain quality education in the context of HIV and AIDS; 5. …
The purpose of writing the addendum is to give visibility of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education Training in the ESSP - HA (2008 – 2012). The focus of this addendum is HE and TVET institutions, a population which is at risk for and vulnerable to HIV and STIs infection. The main focus of the addendum will be on four main areas or themes that will address risk and vulnerability reduction for both school and workplace populations, namely: prevention education; care and support services; impact mitigation; enabling environment.
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.
Educators need reliable information and advice on a very wide range of issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexuality education and they need to be concise. This booklet aims to fulfill that need and contains practical policy guidelines for all educators in Zambia.