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  1. The impact of HIV/AIDS on children’s educational outcome: A critical review of global literature

    The number of children losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS has continued to rise in the past decade, with most of them being school-aged children. This study reviews global literature on the effects of HIV/AIDS (e.g., parental HIV-related illness or death) on children's schooling. Systematic review procedures generated 23 studies for examination. Existing studies show educational disadvantages among children affected by AIDS in various educational outcomes, including school enrollment and attendance, school behavior and performance, school completion, and educational attainment. …

  2. The impact of HIV on children's education in eastern Zimbabwe

    Little is known about how HIV impacts directly and indirectly on receiving, or particularly succeeding in, education in sub-Saharan Africa. To address this gap, we used multivariable logistic regression to determine the correlation between education outcomes in youth (aged 15–24) (being in the correct grade-for-age, primary school completion and having at least five “O” level passes) and being HIV-positive; having an HIV-positive parent; being a young carer; or being a maternal, paternal or double orphan, in five rounds (1998–2011) of a general population survey from eastern Zimbabwe. …

  3. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Ghana Summary Report

    Ghana Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  4. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Gambia Summary Report

    Gambia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  5. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Gabon Summary Report

    Gabon Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV & AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  6. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Ethiopia Summary Report

    Ethiopia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  7. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Democratic Republic of Congo Summary Report

    Democratic Republic of Congo Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  8. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Colombia Summary Report

    Colombia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  9. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Central African Republic Summary Report

    Central African Republic Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  10. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Cambodia Summary Report

    Cambodia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  11. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Azerbaijan Summary Report

    Azerbaijan Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  12. Schools as Agencies of Protection in Namibia and Swaziland: Can They Prevent Dropout and Child Labor in the Context of HIV/AIDS and Poverty?

    This article addresses a particular area of research in the field of education and child protection: the protective role of schools in the contexts of HIV/AIDS and poverty. Such adverse situations may lead children not to enroll in school or to drop out of school and subsequently to be subjected to abusive child labor and, in some cases, the worst forms of child labor (WFCL). …

  13. National strategy for care and support services in primary schools in Tanzania

    Education is one of the basic child rights and it is vital for children’s future life. Children should attend school and take full advantage of getting their right for education. The Millennium development Goal 2 is to achieve Primary Education of good quality by the year 2015. The Dakar Framework for Action adapted in the World Education Forum reaffirmed the Global commitment to EFA exists six major goals focused on providing Gender responsive good and quality education to all children and adults. …

  14. Vulnerability in AIDS-affected states: rethinking child rights, educational institutions and development paradigms

    The article interrogates current international development constructs of childhood, rights, vulnerability, and schooling in light of the daily experiences of two Malawian children affected by HIV/AIDS. It aims to better understand how development efforts targeted at these children function in practice, and suggests that current development discourses and frameworks may sometimes operate to make the lives of vulnerable children and communities harder and less secure. …

  15. Scaling up and sustaining community-based care for preschool and schoolage children - successes and challenges in Malawi

    Community-based organizations (CBOs) are an important model for the care of orphans and other vulnerable children whose life and development are threatened by human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and poverty. However, data are lacking on the challenges and solutions enabling successful expansion of these programs to the national level. This article presents some of the experiences encountered by Malawi in the expansion of their network of CBOs. …

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