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  1. Guidelines for development and implementation of institutional HIV and AIDS policies

    These Guidelines aim to provide practical assistance to any higher education institution that wishes to embark on a process for the development/review and implementation of institutional policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS. It also provides guidance on how to establish an effective M&E system to support implementation of institutional policies and programmes. There are 5 sections, each of which provide broad actions, steps and a checklist to guide the development/review and implementation of institutional HIV and AIDS policies and programmes.

  2. Assessment of capacity for health policy and systems research and analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project

    The importance of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) is widely recognized. Universities are central to strengthening and sustaining the HPSR+A capacity as they teach the next generation of decision-makers and health professionals. However, little is known about the capacity of universities, specifically, to develop the field. In this article, the quthors report results of capacity self- assessments by seven universities within five African countries, conducted through the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA). …

  3. Imagined futures I: student leadership in a time of AIDS. Conference report

    This document is a report of a two days conference on student leadership in a time of AIDS. The debates focused on youth taking leadership and embracing the opportunities to address HIV and AIDS. The sessions included: methodologies in working with students, monitoring and evaluation and peer education, and institutionalising HIV and AIDS programmes.

  4. University of Cape Town policy on HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS

    This document describes the University of Cape Town Policy on HIV infection and AIDS. It includes issues of confidentiality, employment contracts, AIDS education, staff and student interactions, benefits, leadership, and resources.

  5. International and local good practice in workplace HIV and AIDS programme: a desktop review, 2009

    This report aims to identify and describe what is considered good practice as regards workplace HIV programmes. It is anticipated that the findings will feed into the national-level Higher Education Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme Framework and down into the Higher Education Institution (HEI)-specific workplace programmes.

  6. University of Natal HIV/AIDS Plan 2002-2004

    This document describes the mission, principles, components and objectives of the University of Natal AIDS Plan for 2002-2004. It is a departure point for dialogue and action with the various stakeholders, collaborators and partners committed to enhancing the response to HIV/AIDS within the University community. This dialogue will enable us to build, develop and implement this plan, thereby reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Natal.

  7. Institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings on institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from public institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By examining current responses this report aims to illustrate why and how higher education institutions must develop and sustain institutional responses to HIV/AIDS both individually and regionally, and also presents guidelines on how current gaps could be addressed and successes developed. …

  8. Higher education institutions in Africa responding to HIV/AIDS

    This document contains the following reports: Response of universities and colleges to HIV/AIDS, Response of teacher training colleges in Africa to HIV/AIDS, Response of Polytechnics in Africa to HIV/AIDS

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

    The objectives of this workshop were amongst others to:- open debate about HIV/AIDS at leadership level in a sub-reion of Asia; identify how universities in this region can demonstrate leadership; identify what is being done in the university sector in this region; share strategies; promote the development of research

  10. HIV/AIDS and education in Africa: a Sencer backgrounder for discussion at SSI 2002 with 2003 update included

    This paper wil attempt to provide an overview of important aspects on HIV/AIDS in Africa along with commentary on the status of higher education, as well as its response to AIDS.

  11. Expanding the field of inquiry: A cross-country study of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings from twelve case studies commissioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in higher education institutions in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Suriname, Thailand, and Viet Nam. …

  12. African Higher Education Institutions Responding to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    The paper examines the situation of HIV/AIDS globally, and in Africa. Up to recently higher education institutions had done very little in terms of response to the pandemic. The Kelly report (Kelly 2001) as well as reports from workshops sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the South African Vice Chancellors' Association (SAUVCA) indicate the serious impact of the pandemic in terms of the fiscal situation, and in terms of the negative social impacts on university communities. …

  13. A review of key themes and issues emerging from literature on HIV/AIDS and higher education in Africa and Uganda in particular

    The overall purpose of this literature review was to identify key themes and gaps in knowledge emerging from literature available on HIV/AIDS and higher education in Africa and in Uganda in particular. The key themes and gaps in knowledge identified will form the basis for the design of an in-depth study, which will explore the impact of HIV/AIDS in selected higher education institutions in Uganda and the responses of these institutions to the pandemic.

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