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  1. Education status among orphans and non-orphans in communities affected by AIDS in Tanzania and Burkina Faso

    The AIDS pandemic has created an estimated 15 million orphans who may face elevated risk of poor health and social outcomes. This paper compares orphans and non-orphans regarding educational status and delay using data collected in three low-income communities affected by AIDS in Tanzania and Burkina Faso. Orphans were significantly more likely not to attend school than were non-orphans and also to be delayed when in school, though, after controlling for confounders, the risk was borderline and non-significant. …

  2. Associations between premarital sex and leaving school in four Sub-Saharan African countries

    This study is an article extracted from "Studies in Family Planning", special issue on "Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa", published in December 2008. As formal schooling spreads within sub-Saharan Africa, a growing proportion of adolescents remain enrolled in school when they "come of age". As a consequence more and more adolescents have to negotiate sexual maturation and sexual initiation in a different context than from that of counterparts in prior generations. …

  3. Protection des droits des enfants de la rue : combattre le VIH/sida et la discrimination

    La Conférence mondiale sur l'éducation pour tous (Jomtien, Thaïlande, 1990) a confié à l'UNESCO la responsabilité de veiller à ce que ses Etats membres s'attachent activement à éliminer les disparités éducatives qui peuvent exister au détriment de certains groupes tels que les enfants en situation difficile ; ces derniers comprennent les enfants vivant dans la rue, les enfants travailleurs, les enfants exploités, les enfants infectés par le VIH/sida, les enfants de parents démunis ou séparés, etc. …

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