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  1. The impact of HIV/ AIDS on the education system in Namibia

    This Country paper on HIV/AIDS and Education in Namibia was presented at IIEP workshop organized in September 2000 in Paris. It describes the current status and recent trends in the Namibian education sector and provides an overview of future directions and requirements, presenting programmes on HIV/AIDS in the country and their objectives. The role of education in addressing issues of HIV/AIDS is outlined, with a particular mission of the HIV/AIDS Committee and its five years plan (2001-2006). Finally, the training needs of the Ministry of Basic Education, Sports and Culture are identified.

  2. Impact assessment of HIV/AIDS on the education sector

    This report presents findings from the study and a follow-up workshop involving educators from all levels and representatives from a number of ministries. The Swaziland Ministry of Education has raised concerns about the possible effects of the AIDS epidemic on its ability to educate people to meet the challenges facing the Swazi nation. Specifically, two concerns were raised: 1) Will the Ministry be able to provide formal education to the majority of young Swazis into the future? …

  3. University students and HIV in Namibia: an HIV prevalence survey and a knowledge and attitude survey

    With an overall adult HIV prevalence of 15.3%, Namibia is facing one of the largest HIV epidemics in Africa. Young people aged 20 to 34 years constitute one of the groups at highest risk of HIV infection in Namibia. However, little is known about the impact of HIV on this group and its access to healthcare. The purpose of this study was to estimate HIV prevalence, to assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, and to assess access to healthcare among university students in Namibia.

  4. Lutte contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA au moyen de l'éducation non formelle dans les communes de Koilokoro et de Banamba en République du Mali

    L'éducation non formelle peut-elle être un moyen de lutte efficace contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA dans les localités de Koulikoro et de Banamba ? A cette interrogation se rattache une série de questions : Pourquoi les personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA souffrent-elles de stigmatisation et de discrimination ? Ce phénomène est-il spécifiquement lié au VIH/SIDA ou est-il le fait des rapports entre une collectivité et une minorité de la société ? …

  5. Situational analysis on SRH/HIV integration in Zambia

    To contribute to the achievement of RH and HIV integration, SAfAIDS and Youth Vision Zambia in partnership with Population Action International commissioned a 15 days rapid situation analysis to establish the current national baseline of existing national policies, HIV and RH integration programmes and opportunities for advocacy for increased integration. …

  6. Supporting the educational needs of HIV-positive learners in Tanzania

    As part of a two-country study (with Namibia), TAMASHA was contracted by UNESCO to carry out research into the needs of children in school living with HIV and the extent to which their rights and needs were being fulfilled. This research was carried out by interviewing national policy-makers and officials, as well as district officials in Njombe District. Children living with HIV and others affected by AIDS were also interviewed, together with their parents, guardians and teachers, and organizations working with them in Dar-es-Salaam and Njombe District in Iringa Region. …

  7. Supporting the educational needs of HIV-positive learners in Namibia

    As part of a two-country study (with Tanzania), RAISON was contracted by UNESCO to carry out research into the needs of children in school living with HIV and the extent to which their rights and needs were being fulfilled. Information for this study was derived from 76 respondents in Namibia who contributed to interviews and group discussions in February and March 2008. The research was designed to address the following questions: What barriers face HIV-positive learners in accessing education and staying at school? …

  8. VIH-SIDA en Uruguay: epidemia concentrada en sectores de mayor vulnerabilidad

    Nota publicada en el sitio web del Programa Prioritario de ITS y SIDA sobre la situación del VIH/SIDA en Uruguay. En un estudio realizado y publicado en diciembre de 2008, se reveló una baja prevalencia nacional, concentrada en los grupos más vulnerables. Se alcanzó una "meseta", es decir un control de la epidemia en la población general. Dos uruguayos por día eran notificados de la enfermedad, actualmente, la cifra descendió a uno, lo que demuestra que las acciones preventivas están dando sus frutos.

  9. 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".

  10. Ghana's HIV/AIDS sectoral work plan: 2006-2010

    The pillars of this plan are the following: 1. Policy, Advocacy and Enabling Environment, 2. Coordination and Management of the Decentralized response, 3. Mitigating the Social, Cultural, Legal and Economic Impacts, 4. Prevention and Behaviour Change Communication, 5. Treatment, Care and Support, 6. Research, Surveillance, Monitoring and Education, 7. Mobilization of Resources and Funding Arrangement. …

  11. HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Plan 2008-2012

    This report presents a 4-year plan for HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention in Ireland for the period 2008-2012. Chapter 1 of this report explores the international context of HIV and AIDS prevention, outlining key international Declarations of Commitment and policy developments. A number of national strategy documents from a selection of high-income countries are reviewed in relation to the core principles and key actions guiding their national-level responses to HIV and AIDS prevention. …

  12. National consultation on HIV/AIDS and the media, June 8, 2001, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

    A report of one-day National Consultation on HIV/AIDS and the Media focuses on the perceptions of the media practitioners, experts, advocacy groups and those living with HIV, with regard to the epidemic, and the challenges they faced while dealing with the issue.

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