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  1. Protecting the next generation in sub-saharan Africa: learning from adolescents to prevent HIV and unintended pregnancy

    This report presents key findings from nationally representative surveys conducted in 2004 among 12-19-year-olds in four African countries-Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda-with the goal of guiding programs, policies and investments aimed at improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health. It is based on research conducted as part of a multiyear project, called Protecting the Next Generation: Understanding HIV Risk Among Youth. …

  2. Promoting young people's sexual and reproductive health: stigma, discrimination and human rights

    In 1999, the UK Department for International Development (DfID) funded a major programme of research into young people's sexual and reproductive health in poorer country settings.Coordinated jointly by the Centre for Sexual Health Research at the University of Southampton, the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London and the Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the principal objectives of the Safe Passages to Adulthood programme are to: - fill key knowledge gaps relating to the nature, magnitude and consequen …

  3. Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people: A systematic review of the evidence from developing countries [Steady, ready, go]

    In 1995, WHO in collaboration with UNFPA and UNICEF convened a study group on programming for adolescent health and development. One of the products of this group was a joint technical report publication on Programming for adolescent health and development. …

  4. Mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in Ghana: the role of education

    Since the first clinical evidence of HIV/AIDS was reported in 1981, the epidemic continues to escalate at an alarming rate and has now become a full-blown developmental crisis in the world. Africa is the most affected continent and at the end of the year 2002 she had 28.1 million of the world's estimated 42 million people living with HIV. …

  5. How does the impact of an HIV/AIDS information campaign vary with educational attainment? Evidence from rural Uganda

    The responsiveness to information is thought to be one channel through which education affects health outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis by examining the effectiveness of an information campaign that aims at preventing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda. Previous studies in the epidemiological literature have generally concluded that, in Africa, there was either a positive or no association between HIV infection and schooling levels. …

  6. Does knowledge equal change? HIV/AIDS education and behaviour change

    This paper sets out to demonstrate that clear links exist between HIV/AIDS education, both inside and outside the education system, and levels of awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS and associated risk behaviour. It also examines evidence of consequent behaviour change in relation to such information and linked understanding of the risks posed by HIV/AIDS.

  7. Discours préventifs du sida et lycéens abidjanais (Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire) : analyse et réception

    Ce travail avait pour objectifs de: - Identifier quelques représentations des jeunes scolarisés relatives à l'autre sexe, aux rapports sexuels et au préservatif masculin.- Appréhender la réception chez ces jeunes scolarisés des discours préventifs du sida.- Définir une problématique relative à la prévention du sida en direction des jeunes pour un projet de thèse.Concernant la prévention du sida chez les jeunes, les principales conclusions d'une enquête réalisée en mai 2006 dans des lycées abidjanais sont les suivantes:- lesélèves adhèrent à l'idée qu'il faut assurer une prévention du sidaauprè …

  8. Inquiétudes féminines: reportage de femmes sur la violence basée sur le genre

    This booklet deals with various aspects of gender-based violence (domestic violence, sexual abuse, legislation and policies etc.) as seen by female journalists.

  9. AIDS prevention through health promotion. Broadcasters' questions and answers on AIDS

    "Broadcasters questions and answers on AIDS" provides basic information on AIDS and its prevention. It is intended for radio broadcasters and national AIDS programme managers for prevention activities through the media.

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