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  1. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care: UNESCO/UNAIDS research project. Uganda’s experience: country report

    This document provides the findings of a country assessment carried out in Uganda in the first phase of the UNESCO/UNAIDS joint project "A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS: Prevention and Care". The purpose of this exercise was threefold: (i) to assess the evolution of the epidemic (HIV infection and PWA) and its cultural and societal impact in the context and perspective of sustainable development. (ii) to determine how and to which extent culture, features and resources of the population are being taken into consideration in the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions. …

  2. E-discussion - Young people and HIV

    E-discussion questions included: 1.What do you see as the challenges for young people in accessing services such as HIV testing and how can we overcome this? 2.Given that CAFOD’s HIV prevention approach is to give ‘full and accurate information on all forms on the effectiveness and limitations of all means of reducing the risks of HIV infection’ – what challenges does this lead to when working with young people? What HIV prevention work have you or partners done with young people? 3.Where is the best place for young people to access information on HIV and AIDS? …

  3. Imagined futures VI: checks and balances. Conference report

    This document is a report of a two days conference, "Checks and balances", aimed to explore mechanisms ensuring the balancing of power and the accountability by the stakeholders – the institutions and students. The sessions included: changing dynamics of HIV/AIDS in a university setting, teenage pregnancy at institutions of higher learning, and service provider accountability. The conference closed with a partnership statement on sexual and reproductive rights and health.

  4. National Students' Conference report

    Students and Youths Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) hosted 60 students from 30 tertiary institutions during its 4th National Students Conference from the 16th to the 18th of December 2009 under the theme "Healthy Students for a prosperous Nation". …

  5. HIV Prevention among young people in sub-Saharan Africa: the way forward. Report from a workshop held 14-17th September 2009, White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    This is the full report of a technical workshop "HIV prevention among young people in sub-Saharan Africa: the way forward". The aim of the workshop was to provide guidance and support for evidence-informed interventions to prevent HIV among young people in sub-Saharan Africa. It was held on 14th-17th September 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This report summarises the key issues discussed at the workshop, and brings together the conclusions and recommendations generated. The structure of the report largely mirrors that of the workshop itself: 1. Introduction; 2. …

  6. Strengthening the provision of adolescent-friendly health services to meet the health and development needs of adolescents in Africa

    The publication includes a synthesis and the summarized presentations given at the Regional Consultation on Strengthening the Provision of Adolescent-Friendly Health Services in Africa which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 17-21 October 2000.

  7. Responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic: 'best practice' issues for educators

    Extract from a paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.This paper discusses the role of the eucation sector in fighting HIV/AIDS and the education responses to HIV/AIDS. Examples of best practice on prevention, social support for learners and educators and protecting educational quality are given.

  8. Kenya Network of Positive Teachers (KENEPOTE) HIV and AIDS planning workshop report

    This is a report of the first workshop ever held in Kenya for HIV-positive teachers, between 13th and 18th December 2004. It was organised by the Kenya Network of Positive Teachers (KENEPOTE) and the POLICY Project with support from USAID. The 60 HIV positive teachers attending came from all Kenyan provinces. The December 2004 workshop's goal was to sensitise HIV-positive teachers and important education sector stakeholders on KENEPOTE Goals, Vision, Mission and Objectives. …

  9. HIV/AIDS across ECOWAS countries: the Prevalence, impact and response

    This paper provides an overview of some of the most pressing concerns countries within ECOWAS and their partners will face over the next five to ten years as the rate of adult HIV/AIDS infection climbs to critical levels. Currently only four out of the 15 ECOWAS countries fall under this designation, but time is short and the spread of HIV/AIDS is quickly reaching higher proportions within the subregion, transferring the full impact of the epidemic from micro to macro level. …

  10. Education sector's response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Report and framework for action from the National Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Education

    With the Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Education and with this publication which issues out of it, UNESCO, UNAIDS and the Federal Ministry of Education signal their commitment to assist Nigerian educators to move from the periphery to the centre of the international effort to ensure that the impact of HIV/AIDS on the delivery of education services is known, understood and considered within the framework of education planning and reform. The report notes with some satisfaction, that work has already started in one or two states regarding measuring impact. …

  11. L'approche culturelle de la prévention et du traitement du VIH/SIDA : projet de recherche UNESCO/ONUSIDA : actes de l'atelier sous-régional pour l'Afrique de l'ouest et centrale, Dakar, Sénégal 6-8 2001

    This document represents a synthesis of country studies on the cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care initiated in the context of a UNESCO/UNAIDS research project. The studies aim to identify the interaction between culture, development and the HIV/AIDS problem, in order to adopt the appropriate preventive actions and care. More than a simple synthesis, the document identifies general trends within the different cultures with regard to risk perception, the complexity of AIDS, its socio-cultural and multidimensional impact. The document explores also the cultural diversity and identifies vulnerable groups within a society and culture. Lessons learned and recommendations have been formulated based on the data collected.

  12. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care : UNESCO/AIDS research project, Proceeding of the Nairobi International Conference, 2-4 October 2000

    This report presents the proceedings and results of the Nairobi International Conference that was held from 2 to 4 October 2000 on "The Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and Care", a UNESCO and UNAIDS Project. Its main objectives were to summarize lessons learnt from Phase I of the Project (1998-1999), ii) to present activities in progress during phase II and iii) defining orientations for networking and a possible Joint Action Plan for years to come.

  13. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  14. First Eastern and Southern Africa Regional "Think-tank" on Psychosocial Support for Children Affectected by AIDS

    This is a report on a conference held to discuss the issue of Advocacy on Psychosocial Support for Children Affected by AIDS. This call to action is a result of the gathering of 50 participants, coming from 8 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, representing nongovernmental organisations, institutions of higher learning, church organisations, Southern African Development Community (SADC), UNICEF, UNAIDS, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and youth interested in psychosocial support for children affected by AIDS.

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