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  1. Staff and students' perception of an HIV/AIDS' strategy: A case study of a South African rural-based university

    Background: South African communities have high rates of people living with HIV and AIDS. Universities, particularly those in rural regions are examples of communities noted to be high risk areas of these infections. HIV/AIDS strategies were developed and implemented by higher education institutions to address this concern. Despite this, the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS remain high in academic settings. Yet studies in this area in South Africa are rare. …

  2. Applying the Research / Researching the Applied

    The conference programme was driven by the presentation of applied case experiences on the following topics: 1. Evaluating HIV/TB/STI prevention projects (e.g. Peer Education, HIV and TB testing, treatment), 2. Approaching HIV as an issue of transformation, diversity and inclusivity (including stigma, sexual orientation and gender), 3. Integrating HIV and AIDS into socially responsive core curricula: Lessons from innovative collaborations in Higher Education, 4. …

  3. 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. …

  4. Institutional HIV/AIDS policy of the University of Port Harcourt

    The sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hardest hit regions by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In response to this pandemic, the Association of African Universities (AAU) awarded the University of Port Harcourt a grant of US$ 5,000 to develop an institutional HIV/AIDS policy that will guide the university in combating the spread of the disease. …

  5. 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. …

  6. Workshop report on higher education science and curriculum reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of this workshop was to share information and learn from the experiences from different African universities in view of addressing the need for the universities to respond to the impact of HIV/AIDS through curriculum reforms. The theme of the workshop fell within the wider UNESCO project on Prevention Education for African universities which seek to create awareness among the Faculties of Science and Engineering on the need and importance of responding to the impacts of HIV/AIDS and finding long lasting solutions to the pandemic. …

  7. HIV/AIDS: Towards a Strategy for Commonwealth Universities

    The overall objective of this project is to engage the ongoing commitment of the whole university community in the battle against HIV/AIDS.The specific aims of the Lusaka workshop were to:assess the scale of the problem in selected SSA universities; look at particular issues raised by HIV/AIDS in the context of teaching, research and managment; identify examples of good practice

  8. 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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