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  1. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice linked to HIV Prevention in Young Children and Adolescents

    This study covers children and young people living in vulnerable communities in high resettlement areas and a high-density poor peri-urban area in Luanda. The study carried out over three months highlighted that low levels of awareness and a lack of information in terms of quality reproductive and sexual health, within both rural and urban communities, is compounded by a lack of resources within social sectors. Young girls, the disabled and those involved or impacted upon by conflict are particularly vulnerable. …

  2. Making the connections: why literacy matters for HIV prevention

    This document looks at the relationship between literacy and HIV prevention education and is the result of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning's work on examining the contribution of non-formal education (NFE) to HIV prevention, carried out in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working Group on Non-formal Education. In partnership with governments, nongovernment organizations and universities, the authors have been able to identify the wide range of NFE efforts to address not only HIV prevention but also HIV treatment and care. …

  3. HIV/AIDS literacy: an essential component in Education for All. A report prepared for the UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2006

    This paper reviews our current understanding of the HIV, AIDS and literacy correlation, offers a new definition for HIV/AIDS literacy and suggests areas for applied research and action for enhancing HIV/AIDS literacy in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

  4. Education and HIV/AIDS

    This background paper examines the relationship between education and HIV prevalence, the evidence of impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems in Africa with particular reference to teachers, and the relationship between education and literacy and treatment adherence.

  5. Contributions of non formal education to HIV prevention education in Nigeria: case study and inventory of NGO practices

    This paper is concerned with the need to address the fact that with over 5 per cent of the population of Nigeria infected with HIV, and the adult mortality rate continuing to rise, Nigeria is now at a potentially explosive stage of the epidemic. In particular it is concerned with the role of Non- Formal Education (NFE) in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS. It begins by first outlining the numerous positive steps taken by the following organisations: the Nigerian Government, the education sector, Federal Parastatals, civil society, non-governmental organisations and donor agencies. …

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