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  1. HIV/AIDS knowledge and uptake of HIV counselling and testing among undergraduate private university students in Accra, Ghana

    HIV counseling and testing and knowledge about HIV are key strategies in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Ghana. However, HIV knowledge and utilization of VCT services among university students is low. The main objective of this study was to determine the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among private university students in Accra, Ghana. This was a cross-sectional study that was conducted using structured questionnaires among 324 selected students in universities in Accra, Ghana. The mean HIV knowledge score was 7.70. …

  2. Knowledge, Behaviour, Perceptions and Attitudes of University of Ghana Students towards HIV/AIDS: What does Behavioural Surveillance Survey Tell us?

    This study assesses knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in respect of risk of HIV infection of students through behavioral surveillance survey. The study used the systematic sampling approach to select 375 students. Interviews and focus group discussions were conducted to solicit information from respondents. The study found out that the students engaged in pre-marital sex, although this was more common among the male than female students. Students did not use condoms consistently and were not likely to use condoms when the relationship was considered as stable because of trust. …

  3. Universities and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of the University of Ghana, Legon

    This study is in response to the ADEA Working Group on Higher Education's decision to undertake case studies on the way HIV/AIDS affects some individual universities in Africa, and to document the responses and coping mechanisms that these institutions have developed. The purpose of the exercise is to generate understanding of the way the disease is affecting universities and to identify responses of staff, students and management that might profitably be shared with sister institutions in similar circumstances. Essentially, the studies are designed to answer five questions: 1. …

  4. Higher education science and curricular reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS through faculties of science and engineering. Evaluation report for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya, March - December 2008

    Between December 2006 and May 2007, In-country training of Trainers (ToT) workshops for the integration of HIV and AIDS into the curriculum for engineering, biological and physical sciences were held in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya. As a follow-up to these workshops evaluation was carried out in all the four countries. …

  5. Higher education science and curricular reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS through faculties of science and engineering. Report on country training activities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya, December 2006 - May 2007

    The project on Higher Education Science and Curriculum Reform: African Universities Responding to HIV and AIDS was jointly organized by UNESCO's Regional Bureau for Science and Technology in Africa and African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE), Nairobi, Kenya. This report summarizes the in-country training workshops held for universities in four countries - Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya between 2006 and 2007. …

  6. Window of Hope: Revised HIV/AIDS Syllabus for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana

    The revised Window of Hope: HIV/AIDS Syllabus for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana is intended to be used by Teacher Training College tutors as they prepare teacher trainees for service in Ghanaian schools. Window of Hope refers to age group of 5-14 year-olds who have not yet been infected by the AIDS virus. The revised Window of Hope is comprised of 26 distinct sessions designed to be spaced out over the teacher training college cycle. …

  7. A Study of the Education Sector's Response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana

    The Study of the Education Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana provides a case study of how the challenges of the HIV and AIDS epidemic are being met by the Government of Ghana, through the Education Strategic Plan, which seeks to promote and apply multiple interventions in the formal education system in response to the epidemic and it's impact. The study shows best practices in gathering information and assessing it in order to "know your epidemic". …

  8. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into the university curricular: overall evaluation report for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya

    In 2006 and 2007, UNESCO and AWSE jointly organised a training of trainers workshop for universities in Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana and Kenya. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide training for lecturers in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biological ad physical sciences on how to mainstream and integrate HIV and AIDS into the engineering and science courses and also prepare them as trainers of trainers in the respective faculties and the institution as a whole. …

  9. Workshop report on higher education science and curriculum reforms: African universities responding to HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of this workshop was to share information and learn from the experiences from different African universities in view of addressing the need for the universities to respond to the impact of HIV/AIDS through curriculum reforms. The theme of the workshop fell within the wider UNESCO project on Prevention Education for African universities which seek to create awareness among the Faculties of Science and Engineering on the need and importance of responding to the impacts of HIV/AIDS and finding long lasting solutions to the pandemic. …

  10. Ho Polytechnic HIV/AIDS Policy

    The objectives of the policy are:To ensure that there is a consistent and sustainable programme of information and education on HIV/AIDS within the Polytechnic communityTo encourage attitudinal and behaviour changeTo encourage voluntary counselling and testing among staff and studentsTo collaborate with other stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDSTo reduce stigmatisation and discriminationTo ensure that the basic human rights of persons infected with HIV/AIDS are protected and upheld

  11. Challenging the Challenger: Understanding and expanding the response of universities in Africa to HIV/AIDS

    This report commissioned by ADEA sets out to understand how HIV/AIDS affects African universities and to identify responses. Based on case studies at 7 universities in 6 countries (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia) it compares and analyses the findings.

  12. HIV/AIDS in Tertiary institutions in Ghana

    This draft report looks at the effects of HIV/AIDS in tertiary institutions in Ghana. The study investigates the manner in which HIV/AIDS has affected personnel, operations and use of resources at selected tertiary institutions in Ghana; how institutions have responded and measures they were taking to control and limit further infection; the developments in teaching, research, publications and advisory services which institutions have initiated because of the infection, and the extent to which institutions propose to respond to the negative impact of HIV/AIDS. …

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