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  1. University of Zululand Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The country's Higher Education Sector appears to be particularly badly affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with some estimates indicating that infection levels amongst undergraduates might be as high as 1 in 4. Given these figures, it would be hard to dispute SAUVCA's assertion that ""within the next 5 years, AIDS will become an everyday reality in the University system"". Given the nature of the disease and the devastating effect it is already having on our society, the University affirms the need to take a clear position on key questions related to HIV infection and AIDS. …

  2. University of Witwatersrand Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The University recognises that South Africa, with the rest of southern Africa, is experiencing a devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. The University also recognises that HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue, but one which concerns the entire University community and our society in every possible respect. As an institution that strives to engage with society and be responsible to it, the University is committed to playing an active role in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS, both on its internal constituency of staff and students, and on society as a whole. …

  3. University of Port Elizabeth Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The university recognizes that HIV/AIDS is a global concern and that South Africa as well as the rest of Southern Africa is experiencing an HIV/AIDS pandemic. Furthermore the University recognizes that HIV/AIDS is not merely a health issue but is a developmental challenge which concerns the entire University community as well as it's contextual society. The university as an institution is committed to playing a leadership role in addressing HIV/AIDS in order to mitigate the impact thereof, on an interinstitutional, intrainstitutional and extra institutional level. …

  4. 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.

  5. University of Namibia Policy on HIV/AIDS

    In the past, UNAM's 1997 policy guidelines on HIV/AIDS provided a basis for action, but since that time, the country and the region have seen a massive escalation in the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The 1997 guidelines do not promote a coherent focus on HIV/AIDS across the curriculum and in all faculties and are not informed by a strategic work plan. The Namibian Senate thus mandated an ad hoc committee to review and recast existing policy guidelines. …

  6. University of Malawi HIV/AIDS Policy

    Malawi, like its neighbours in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, has been severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since the first case of HIV/AIDS was identified in May, 1985 epidemiological data has continued to show a rapidly escalating epidemic. By the end of 2001, the National HIV sero-prevalence was estimated at 10.6%, translating to about 800,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, 60% being women. About 300,000 adults and children are estimated to have died of AIDS or AIDS related diseases. The greatest impact in the public sector has been in education, agriculture and health. …

  7. University of Ilorin Policy on HIV/AIDS

    University of Ilorin is committed towards controlling the spread of HIV in the University community, providing equitable care and support for all staff and students within the community who may be infected by HIV and mitigating its impact to the point where it is no longer a threat to healthy and productive life. The University of Ilorin is also committed to be part of the global effort in controlling the pandemic of HIV/AIDS.Towards achieving this goal, the following objectives have been formulated:1. …

  8. University of Dar es Salaam HIV/AIDS Policy

    The UDSM HIV/AIDS Policy aims at preventing the spread of HIV infection, providing equal access to treatment, care and support services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, generating and disseminating HIV/AIDS knowledge, and providing a strong and committed leadership in response to the pandemic at the UDSM and the wider society.

  9. University of Botswana: HIV/AIDS Policy

    The University of Botswana, as an institution of higher learning, recognizes the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a serious threat to the well-being and continued development of the nation. The University must not only fight the spread of this deadly disease within its own community, but must also contribute to the national effort through education, research, awareness-promotion, behaviour-change and other innovative initiatives in line with the National Policy on HIV/AIDS. …

  10. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Viet Nam: the case of the Hanoi University of Education

    This study is a part of the global UNESCO Review of Universities' Response to HIV/AIDS. The study aims to draw lessons learned and recommendations for strengthening higher education's response to HIV/AIDS. Hanoi University of Education, a leading Teacher Training University in Viet Nam, was selected for this study due to its achievements in HIV/AIDS prevention and its potential contributions to the objective of the study.

  11. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. The West Indies: the case of the University of the West Indies

    UNESCO has undertaken a study of the response of Universities to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the University of The West Indies (UWI) was selected as one of these. When reviewed against the general overview of the response of the tertiary sector internationally, the UWI shows a strong commitment to HIV and AIDS management and to the development of a comprehensive and innovative programme. The existing UWI response is summarised followed by some of the interesting observations and lessons learned and some suggestions for expanding the programme and the development of new initiatives. …

  12. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Thailand: the case of the University of Chiang Mai

    The overall objective of this review is to identify promising approaches undertaken by higher education institutions worldwide to prevent the further spread of HIV, to manage the impact of HIV/AIDS on the higher education sector, and to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities. These approaches will be analysed to formulate lessons learned and recommendations for higher education institutions to respond sensitively, appropriately, and effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  13. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Suriname: the case of Anton de Kon University of Suriname (ADEKUS) and the Institute for Advanced Teacher Training (IOL)

    This case study is one of 12 undertaken by UNESCO to deepen the understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on tertiary education institutions and the response of these institutions to HIV/AIDS in different social and cultural contexts, at varying stages of the epidemic, and in different regions of the world. Institutions of higher learning have the possibility of reaching young people in the age group, 15-24 years, considered by UNAIDS to be the most threatened by HIV/AIDS. …

  14. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. People's Republic of China: the case of Renmin University of China

    Although overall HIV prevalence in China remains relatively low since the first AIDS case was reported in 1985, there are clusters of high prevalence among former blood and plasma sellers in several central provinces and injecting drug users (IDU) in the southern and southwestern parts of the country. Case reports indicate that the epidemic continues to grow at a steady rate, and is spreading into the general population, with the proportion of sexually transmitted HIV infections continuing to increase. …

  15. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Lesotho: the case of the National University of Lesotho

    HIV/AIDS is having a devastating impact on the health and livelihoods of Basotho. The country is estimated to have the third highest infection rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, with increasing numbers of HIV/AIDS orphans. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) can play an important role in combating the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS. It is the only university in the country and as such educates the future leaders and policy makers of the nation. It is also a major producer of research knowledge. …

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