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  1. Tracking gender mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS workplace policies of Zambian government line ministries. Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia (SHARe) project

    The overall objective of this study is to determine the extent to which gender has been mainstreamed in HIV/AIDS workplace policies of government line ministries in Zambia, using a desk review approach. …

  2. A healthy child in a healthy school environment. A look at the CHANGES program in Zambia

    CHANGES worked with the Zambian Ministries of Education, Health (MOH), and Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) to develop the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) component, a first step in the development of a national school health and nutrition policy and the integration of health interventions and education in Zambian schools. …

  3. Schools as Centres of Care and Support (SCCS): Responding to the Needs of Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Rural Areas

    Southern Africa's rural and impoverished communities are some of the hardest hit by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Large numbers of vulnerable children in these AIDS-affected communities struggle to access resources and services they desperately need and are entitled to. Despite this, most children still attend school, making schools an obvious avenue through which to address the multiplicity of needs of vulnerable children. The case study presented here describes an innovative and effective programme built on the principles of a multi-sectoral approach to HIV and AIDS. …

  4. Workplace policies in public education: a review focusing on HIV/AIDS

    Policy governs many aspects of the professional lives of educators. It is also central to their and the sector's response to crises such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As such policy can contribute directly to curtailing the attrition of educators, by encouraging and providing protection against threats such as HIV/AIDS, and by creating a positive and supportive working environment. This study examines workplace and HIV/AIDS policies from the Department of Education (DoE) and the HIV/AIDS policies of two trade unions, as part of a broader study looking at the attrition of educators. …

  5. Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs: An action guide for managers

    An Action Guide for Managers provides practical steps for developing and implementing workplace prevention and care programs that will serve both employees and managers.The guide is designed for use by companies' human resources managers, medical officers and union representatives.Users will find guidance in assessing the real and potential impact of HIV/AIDS on their company, in developing an HIV/AIDS policy to cover the workplace and on designing and implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs for the workplace.The guide includes a series of checklists to aid in decision-making about  …

  6. Evaluating HIV and AIDS: Why Capacity Development is Central to Assessing Performance

    Capacity is the ability of individuals and organizations to perform functions effectively, efficiently and sustainabilty. Capacity development does NOT take place only through the training of additional staff or the creation of new organizations, but requires an enabling environment to ensure that people are used effectively, retained within organizations and structures that need their inputs, and are motivated to perform their tasks. …

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