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  1. Menstrual hygiene in schools in two countries of francophone West Africa: Burkina Faso and Niger. Case studies in 2013

    Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) has been under-researched by the WASH, health and education sectors. Menstruation is a sensitive subject and remains a taboo in many societies. Some cultural beliefs about menstruation reinforce gender inequities and have negative impact on the dignity, health and education of women and girls. There is a need to gather more information on MHM to improve WASH in schools programming and create more equal, safe and healthy school environments. …

  2. Positive Action for HIV in Schools in Kenya

    Although many sub-Saharan African countries that are affected by HIV and AIDS have developed education sector policies in response to the epidemic, there are still challenges in effectively addressing the issue in schools. These challenges include lack of appropriate leadership and coordination at the school level, limited training and skills update on HIV and AIDS among school-based caregivers (teachers, school nurses and matrons), absence of appropriate guidelines in some settings, and lack of coordination between the education, health and other sectors. …

  3. Evaluation of school health promotion HIV/AIDS in Manus Province: is it effective or not effective

    Information, education and communication are the avenues that can be used to inform people about the spread, impact and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Through the assistance of the NAC, Manus has been fortunate in the delivery of health promotion on HIV/AIDS via these different avenues and by targeting different audiences. For instance, every year the town schools participate in celebrating the World AIDS day and theatre groups perform in schools with funds allocated for by the Provincial AIDS office. …

  4. School-based programs to reduce sexual risk behaviors: a review of effectiveness

    This review was undertaken in recognition of the mounting public health and social problems associated with adolescent sexual behaviour and the importance of basing school-affiliated programmes designed to reduce sexual risk-taking behaviour on sound research.

  5. Legal issues and school-based and school-linked health centers

    This document is an introduction for staff, advocates, and others to the legal issues facing school-based and school-linked health centers SBHC/SLHCs, with examples and discussion intended for non-lawyers.

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