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  1. The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State: magnitude, implications and management

    The project aims to determine the magnitude of the impact on and the implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State (UFS), while, in the process informing its response to the epidemic. …

  2. The Response of Information and Communications Technology to the Challenge of HIV/AIDS in Higher Education Institutions in Africa

    Institutions of higher education throughout Africa face a major and, in many instances, an escalating threat from HIV/AIDS. Prevalence levels among staff and students are not well documented, but there are reports of systems whose operations are becoming increasingly affected by absenteeism and deaths. The frequency of staff absences increases because of periodic bouts of illness during the HIV stage of the disease; these absences become more prolonged and virtually permanent when the disease has progressed to full-blown AIDS. …

  3. The impact of the AIDS epidemic on primary and secondary teachers and university staff in Malawi

    Malawi has one of the highest HIV adult prevalence rates in sub-Saharan Africa. However, even at this advanced stage of the AIDS epidemic, remarkably little robust evidence is available on mortality levels and trends among the population as a whole as well as specific occupational groups. Teachers, in particular have been frequently singled out as being a 'high-risk group'. …

  4. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of the Western Cape

    The growing HIV/AIDS pandemic has already has a marked impact on higher education and will continue to do so as the disease intensifies. Higher education institutions have a crucial role to play in developing effective mechanisms to deal with this impact both within the academy and in society. The study forms part of eight case studies of how HIV/AIDS affects some individual universities in Africa. The case studies aim to determine the impact on the university and identify responses of staff students and management that will develope effective policies to combat the epidemic.

  5. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Nairobi

    The aim of this case study was to document the effects of HIV/AIDS on the University of Nairobi personnel, operations and resource use. The study was of a descriptive nature and relied mostly on qualitative methodoloies such as interviews, group discussions and the analysis of documents.

  6. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education in Namibia

    The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education in Namibia has been published to provide empirical information on the impact of this epidemic on the education sector in Namibia to all those who find it relevant. …

  7. The AIDS pandemic and institutional governance in an African university: the case of the University of Swaziland

    This paper examines institutional governance with specific reference to how African universities are addressing the challenge of HIV and AIDS. Using the case of the University of Swaziland (UNISWA), the analysis explores how the university is dealing with the AIDS epidemic with respect to governance issues, focusing on AIDS-related activities and policy issues. The analysis is based on a sample of 432 students from the three campuses of the University of Swaziland and five (5) focus group discussions (FGDs). …

  8. Status and Impacts of HIV/AIDS in Agricultural Universities and Colleges in Africa

    The report looks into the status, impact and preventive actions taken by some of the partner universities and colleges in Africa of Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) against the spread of HIV/AIDS. …

  9. South African case studies in VCT services in higher education institutions 2002-2004

    The purpose of the study is to record VCT practices and services between June 2003 and June 2004 within the South African higher education sector. These case studies seek to establish a baseline and to reveal valuable lessons learned as well as good VCT practices. It will also enable to HEAIDS programme to develop national VCT guidelines for the sector in the future.

  10. Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviour of Students of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

    This study uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches to obtain data from 1448 students equally selected from six tertiary institutions from Nigeria's three main divisions.The main objectives were to investigate the sexulal behaviour of students and highlight aspects likely to increase vulnerability to HIV infection. It is hoped that the information can used to underpin evidence-based interventions.

  11. Perception of and attitudes to HIV/AIDS among young adults at the University of Cape Town

    Given the exponential rate of growth of HIV/AIDS in the Western Cape in recent years, and university concerns about the health of students and others, knowledge about young peoples' ideas and social constructs of the virus and syndrome is important. Medical anthropology lecturers Fiona Ross and Susan Levine present here their preliminary findings about University of Cape Town student perceptions regarding HIV/AIDS. …

  12. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey (KAP) Technikon Pretoria

    The aim of this investigation is primarily to determine firstly, who of the registered students studying at Technikon Pretoria is most at risk to become HIV infected, secondly to determine which behaviours put them at risk, and thirdly to determine their understanding of their basic rights as humans, in the workplace and in a relationship. …

  13. Institutionalising the response to HIV/AIDS in the South African university sector: A SAUVCA analysis

    This report documents responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by South African universities. It reflects on the dynamics behind these responses and focuses on the findings of an investigation by the South African Universities Vice Chancellors Association (SAUVCA) The investigation examined institutional responses in four areas: management, planning, programmes and policy. The report analyses key strategy issues including leadership, capacity, resources and the system-level impacts that HIV/AIDS will have on higher education. …

  14. Institutional policies for managing HIV/AIDS in Africa

    This paper examines why tertiary institutions should be concerned with HIV/AIDS and what has been done in terms of policy development.

  15. Impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Namibia and the University's Response

    This report examines the impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Namibia Community as well as its response to this impact. Starting with the situation of HIV/AIDS in the country, it then goes on to describe the University of Namibia and its own particular relationship with HIV/AIDS. Statistics of deaths among staff and students are provided, as is the information relating to the situation of absences due to prolonged illness. …

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