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  1. Summary - Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Education in Zimbabwe

    The terms of reference of this study defined its overall objective as supporting the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture (MOESC), to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on its ability to meet its mandate. Specific issues examined include impacts of HIV/AIDS on 1) demand for education and any changes in the scale or type of needs to be met by the sector; 2) supply of education, through its impacts on employees and trainees; 3) costs of education; 4) the process and quality of education; 5) the content and role of education; 6) planning and management in the education sector. …

  2. HIV/AIDS in Education Workshop: Convened and facilitated HEARD

    The Workshop was funded by USAID and was convened, organised and chaired by the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division of the University of Natal (HEARD). The main objective of the workshop was to develop an understanding of the impact of the pandemic on education and the economy, and begin to provide management guidelines and frameworks to assist in dealing with the functional realities of administration and planning in a dramatically changing situation.

  3. Recommendations of the Elmina Conference on HIV/AIDS and Education: A Call for Action

    Senior experts from the ministries of education and from other ministries, such as health, coming from13 ECOWAS nations and other countries from Eastern and Southern Africa, from universities, from social partners in education, non-governmental organisations, from UN system organisations at headquarters, regional and national levels as well as from most major international cooperation agencies, met in Elmina 19-23 March 2001. This report covers the issue discussed in that meeting.

  4. Standing Education on its head: Aspects of schooling in a world with HIV/AIDS

    This paper argues that HIV/AIDS stands education on its head. Education in a world with AIDS must be different from education in an AIDS free world. The content, process, methodology, role and organization of school education in a world with HIV/AIDS must be radically altered. The entire educational edifice must be dismantled.

  5. Management of HIV/AIDS at Education District level

    Argues the importance of having better and regular information at school and district level. Proposes a mechanism for this to be achieved: "Have school circuit and district level officials capture local indicators monthly through the completion of a short questionnaire with mostly numeric answers to be filled out by headmasters from data they already collect. This monthly information would provide a more timely way of addressing pressing issues and responding with action. …

  6. Responding to the socio-economic impact of the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: why a systems approach is needed

    In this UNDP issue paper, Cohen highlights a concern that despite recognizing that HIV is underlying development progress of the last decade, current policy and programmes are still created without factoring in the HIV epidemic. He believes that part of the problem is that development problem-solving is still inherently focused on prediction - documenting the fact that progress will be eroded with HIV. …

  7. HIV/AIDS impact on the education sector: the management challenge

    This is a summary from a power point presentation. The author stresses the need for real change within the education systems of developing countries and focuses on management responses to the following issues: labour, employment and gender, orphans, transition rates and geographic variation. The conclusion acknowledges the difficulty in such drastic changes but believes that effective management can have far reaching implications in mitigating effects of the HIV pandemic.

  8. The Encounter Between HIV/AIDS and Education

    This document looks at how HIV/AIDS is conceptualized as having the potential to affect education through ten different mechanisms i.e. …

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