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  1. HIV and AIDS education and prevention plan 2008 - 2012. Mid-term review

    In 2008 a 4-year plan for HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention in Ireland was published. The plan aimed to contribute to a reduction in new infections of HIV and AIDS through education and prevention measures. It also aimed to guide and inform the development of policy and services in the statutory and non-statutory sectors with responsibility in this regard. This report presents an update on the progress of the implementation of the actions in the HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Plan 2008-2012.

  2. Assessment of the Policy Environment for the Integration of Reproductive Health and HIV&AIDS Services in Ghana

    The objectives of this assessment are to: Identify and assess current policies on reproductive health (RH) and HIV&AIDS services that support integration; Assess key stakeholders' current understanding of “integration of RH and HIV&AIDS services.” This includes their understanding of who is (are) the target population(s) in need of services, the kinds of services needed, and service delivery strategies for best meeting those needs; Identify operational challenges to providing integrated RH and HIV&AIDS services; Identify examples of integrated RH and HIV&AIDS services, if possible, and assess  …

  3. Safe space for young people: a review of the school AIDS education program

    The School AIDS Education Program (SAEP) is a key intervention that aims at providing preventive education to young people in schools and is a critical component of the preventive intervention for the general community as no other institutional system reaches as many children as the school system. The main objective of the SAEP is to equip every young adult who passes out of school, with basic knowledge about HIV, so that each young person has correct knowledge and skills to protect themselves from HIV. …

  4. 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. …

  5. In sweet harmony? A review of health and education sectorwide approaches (SWAps) in the South Pacific. Phase 1 of a Joint Learning Initiative

    This desk study distills evidence from a document review of selected health and education SWAps ongoing in Pacific Island countries to address four questions: (i) are the anticipated benefits of the approach being realized; (ii) are the objectives of national sector programs likely to be achieved; (iii) how is the approach affecting sector program results; and (iv) how is the approach affecting the efficacy of the DPs. …

  6. Rapid desk review of HIV/AIDS policies, strategies and programs of the international federation of Red-Cross and Red-Crescent societies

    Red-Cross commissioned a team to undertake a rapid desk review of the efforts and results of the Federation at various levels in the past 12 years in order to summarize the lessons to be learnt that would inform future action in the implementation of the resolve to scale up. Recommendations from the review would thus make future activities more effective and efficient. The review team feels unable to be prescriptive about future direction on the basis of information that was available for desk review. …

  7. Case study of the education response to HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea

    This report was commissioned by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) on behalf of the National Department of Education (NDoE). Its main purpose is to provide an analysis of the education sector's contribution to the HIV and AIDS response in PNG. Specifically, this case study seeks to inform the Government of PNG and its partners of successful interventions, critical factors of success, and emerging challenges. In doing so, the study aims at bringing to the forefront perceptions and concerns of key stakeholders and highlighting examples of best practice from PNG. …

  8. Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages. A Generic Guide

    Guía para la evaluación de servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva y su relación con el VIH. Este instrumento genérico cubre un amplio rango de temas relacionados a los vínculos, tales como politícas públicas, sistemas y servicios. El diseño de este instrumento tiene la finalidad de proporcionar una guía para evaluar vínculos que pueden adaptarse como necesarios a contextos regionales o nacionales sobre la base de ciertos factores. Se incentiva a los países a que revisen las preguntas, verifiquen el ámbito de la evaluación y la modifiquen de acuerdo al contexto local. El objetivo de este instrumento adaptable consiste en evaluar los vínculos bidireccionales entre el VIH y la SSR en el ámbito de políticas públicas, de sistemas y de prestación de servicios. Asimismo, tiene el propósito de identificar brechas y contribuir fundamentalmente al desarrollo de planes de acción orientados a países específicos para forjar y fortalecer dichos vínculos. Este instrumento se centra principalmente en el sector de la salud y puede adaptarse para cubrir otros sectores (educación, servicio social, y trabajo). Este instrumento puede utilizarse como una actividad independiente o integrarse a una revisión más amplia de la respuesta nacional. Se centra en preguntas que pueden responderse por medio de revisiones de gabinete y de entrevistas individuales o grupales (Secciones de Políticas Públicas y Sistemas), y de entrevistas individuales a diversos usuarios y proveedores de servicios (Sección de Prestación de servicios). Estos enfoques pueden complementarse con una variedad de otras metodologías de investigación, entre las que se incluyen: observaciones de los servicios, grupos focales de discusión entre encargados de la formulación de políticas públicas, proveedores de servicios y usuarios, recopilación de información de expedientes clínicos y encuestas realizadas por medio del del método "usuario simulado".

  9. National plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Where are the youngest children?

    In 2005, an estimated 48 million children aged 0-18 years, that is to say 12 percent of all children in sub-Saharan Africa, were orphans, and that number is expected to rise to 53 million by 2010. One quarter of all orphans are orphaned because of AIDS, and about 2.6 million children are currently infected with HIV. In response to the general awareness of the increasing number of these children, a global initiative to develop national plans of action (NPAs) for these orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), or children affected by HIV and AIDS, has been launched. …

  10. Ministry of Education and Culture Strategic plan for HIV/AIDS

    This is the MOEC Strategic Plan (MOECSP) for HIV/AIDS, 2003 - 2007. It outlines the MOEC plans to address the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS. The plans are situated within the context of the mandate and structure of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), its ongoing response to HIV/AIDS, and national and international commitments to combat HIV/AIDS. Chapter One presents an overview of the current state of the pandemic and is followed by a description of the MOEC and how it has been affected by HIV/AIDS. Chapter Two reviews the MOEC response to the epidemic from 1998 to 2002. …

  11. Prevention of HIV/AIDS through promotion of reproductive health in Myanmar

    The paper gives an account on the activities of UNICEF Myanmar supported "HIV/AIDS Prevention through the Promotion of Reproductive Health Project". The six project components described in the report are: life skills and HIV/AIDS including School-based Healthy Living and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education (SHAPE); STD care and management; UNAIDS partnership building; targeting high-risk groups and ethnic minorities; responsive and innovative activities such as working with religious groups; and monitoring and evaluation. …

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