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  1. Human capital and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Working Paper 2

    The present working paper by Desmond Cohen concerns the impact of HIV/AIDS on human capital in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides insights into the impact of the epidemic on sustainable development in the region that is hardest hit by AIDS and already seriously affected by poverty, by focusing on key factors critical to human capital. …

  2. How are African universities responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic? Viewpoints and perspectives

    The African Perspectives discussion series is a multi-year initiative, conceived by the Africa-America Institute, to provide a means through which Africans can discuss and debate policy issues among themselves and inform and shape U.S. and Western policies toward Africa. Through the use of discussion sessions in Africa and on-line dialogues, AAI elicits a broad cross-section of African viewpoints on specific topics related to U.S. policy toward Africa. AAI then summarizes and analyzes these viewpoints to draw out implications for U.S. policy, and disseminates to U.S. …

  3. 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

  4. HIV/AIDS on the campus: universities and the threat of an epidemic

    Universities, the site of intellectual excellence, should stand in the forefront in fighting social taboos, gender inequalities and other barriers against a general social mobilisation for lifesaving changes in sexual relations. On the whole, this mobilisation has not taken place. Few if any universities in Sub-Saharan Africa are in the forefront in the struggle against AIDS. Calls for mainstreaming the epidemic into research are yet to be heard. …

  5. HIV/AIDS in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: a case study

    This report sets out the findings of a case study commissioned by Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working on Higher Education, on the way HIV/AIDS affects JKUAT, and to document the responses and coping mechanisms. The purpose of the studies 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.

  6. 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.

  7. HIV/AIDS towards a Strategy for Commonwealth Universities: Issues in Policy Development

    This report presents the findings of a small scale survey of Commonwealth university members' policies and perceptions on the current impact of HIV/AIDS. The first section provides a brief overview of the survey process and findings. The detailed analyses of the mapping survey forms section two. Finally, section three reviews the various elements of institutional policies relating to HIV/AIDS.

  8. 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. …

  9. Crafting the response of a university to HIV/AIDS

    A framework for a comprehensive university response to HIV/AIDS.

  10. Crafting institutional responses to HIV/AIDS: guidelines and resources for tertiary institutions in sub-Saharan Africa

    This document contains four papers that give guidance on what universities can do to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS. They provide an overview of what tertiary institutions in Africa are doing to combat HIV/AIDS, offer practical guidance on how universities can go about the process of developing and implementing institutional policies on HIV/AIDS, present a case study of how one teacher training college in Kenya undertook this task, and suggest what lessons have been learned from these various experiences.

  11. Commonwealth Universities in the Age of HIV/AIDS: What every Senior Executive Needs To Know

    This document is intended to act as a means of mobilising university leaders in our community against HIV/AIDS. It is designed to pose key questions to for institutional leaders and answer some others, i.e. what role can the university play? What impacts will the epidemic have on the university? How will it affect our teaching, research, outreach and operations? What should our priorities be and how can we define a response? …

  12. 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.

  13. Assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Mozambique

    The main aim of the study was to provide the Ministry of Education and the Government of Mozambique with information, for strategic planning and advocacy purposes.The objectives of the study were:- Determine the impact of the epidemic on the education sector at the national level- Determine the medium- and longer-term effects on the education system's ability to meet its stated strategic objectives over the next ten years- Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry's directorates to implement and manage similar assessments- Increase awareness within the Ministry about the nature and extent of HIV …

  14. Assessing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education: Towards a Responsive Evaluation and Research Framework for [the University of Botswana]

    The article reports findings on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Botswana. Data from multiple sources was used to ascertain prevalence rates, morbidity and mortality among students and staff. Prevalence rates and future projections on morbidity could not be ascertained for both students and staff because of the absence of reliable data. The main conclusion drawn is that mortality rates for industrial and junior support staff are almost as high as that of the national adult population (15-49 years). …

  15. Analysing the response of a teacher training institution to HIV and AIDS: a case study from Zambia

    This study sought to examine the extent to which a teacher training institution in Zambia was able to address the problem of HIV and AIDS. The report contributes to existing knowledge in the field by using a qualitative in-depth case study approach of a single teacher training college located in a high prevalence province of Zambia. It offers insight into the response through an examination of current policy and practice at both the ministerial and institutional level. …

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