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  1. Orphanhood and completion of compulsory school education among young people in South Africa: findings from a national representative survey

    We examined the association of orphanhood and completion of compulsory school education among young people in South Africa. In South Africa, school attendance is compulsory through grade 9, which should be completed before age 16. However, family and social factors such as orphanhood and poverty can hinder educational attainment. Participants were 10,452 16-24-year-olds who completed a South African national representative household survey. Overall, 23% had not completed compulsory school levels. …

  2. It's Time to Talk About Sex: Sexual Rights are Essential to Achieving the MDGs

    Share-Net recently hosted a meeting encouraging participants to talk about sex. Specifically, it examined the connections between sexual rights and each of the MDGs. The meeting involved Share-Net's members (experts in SRHR and HIV/AIDS) but also experts from other MDG areas who shared insights from their own fields. This document is the result of an afternoon of discussion in eight groups, each focusing on a different MDG.

  3. Toward multi-sectoral responses to HIV/AIDS: implications for Education for Rural People (ERP). Ministerial seminar on education for rural people in Africa: policy lessons, options and priorities

    The education sector, very large cadre of government employees, faces impacts of HIV/AIDS both on supply and demand sides. On the supply side, HIV/AIDS affects education because of the loss of trained teachers and the reduced productivity of relevant personnel (teachers, administrators, management, etc.) through illness, caring for infected family members, and participation in funerals. …

  4. A healthy start in life: report on the Global Consultation on Child and Adolescent Health and Development, Stockholm, Sweden, 12-13 March 2002

    The Consultation, convened by WHO and UNICEF in March 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden, highlighted the importance of investing in the health of children and adolescents as a cost-effective way of securing future prosperity of nations. There is ample evidence about effective interventions, the challenge is to transform this knowledge into action. Increased commitment and strategic investments are needed to ensure that every child and adolescent can develop to its full potential. …

  5. Emerging issues and developments at the regional level : socio-economic measures to alleviate poverty in rural and urban areas : report of the third Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on Human Resources Development for Youth

    The theme of the Meeting was "Integrated approaches to youth health: focus on sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS". The Meeting provided a forum for the exchange of national experiences and good practices on the interrelated areas of sexual and reproductive health and prevention of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS among youth. …

  6. Pakistan's population issues in the 21st century : conference proceedings Oct 24th-26th, 2000, Karachi : Section 8 : Reproductive health

    Conference papers: 1) Reproductive health in Pakistan: what do we know?; 2) Women's perceptions regarding obstetric complications & care in a poor fishing community in Karachi; 3) Barriers to effective dissemination of reproductive health research in Pakistan; 4) Reproductive health indicators in Pakistan: experience of pilot study. Section 8 of the Conference proceedings

  7. Technical consultation on children affected by HIV and AIDS: universal access to prevention, treatment and care, February 7-8, 2006, London. Consultation Report

    The third Global Partners' Forum (GPF) on Children affected by HIV and AIDS was, for the first time, preceded by a technical consultation of diverse stakeholders. The intention of this Consultation was to bring together technical expertise to address barriers to universal access of prevention, treatment and care for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Ultimately this group of stakeholders would take forward clear actions in their own right, as well as submit recommendations for consideration by the subsequent GPF. …

  8. Responding to the education needs of children and adolescents affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Report on Town Hall Meeting, October 23, 2001

    On October 23, 2001, more than 100 people gathered at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., for the third in a series of Town Hall Meetings to address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries. The meeting focused on the challenge of educating children and adolescents affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together participants from a wide range of groups, including from both the education and health sectors, organizers hoped to stimulate a useful exchange of information. …

  9. Report on the African Leadership Consultation: Urgent Action for Children on the Brink

    This document is a report of the African Leadership Consultation, which took place in Johannesburg, September 2002. The aim of the meeting was to develop concensus for a scaled up emergency response and to propose actions to be taken within the next 12 months to mobilise leadership, partnerships and resources in line with the promises made at the UNGASS. It also includes the opening statement made by Nelson Mandela.

  10. Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes: expert consultation 3-5 June 2002, Geneva

    This Review Paper aimed to provide participants to the Expert Consultation with background information and a suggested framework for considering the issues and challenges of integrating gender into programmatic and policy action. It also offers some programmatic examples of successful HIV/AIDS interventions that have addressed gender issues in a meaningful and significant way. …

  11. HIV and AIDS in context: the needs of learners and educators

    The following 'think piece' is a collection of observations selected principally from a very rapid September 2003 tour of Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, recent fieldwork in Botswana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, and UNESCO Nairobi cluster workshops on education and teachers held in Kigali and Kampala early in 2003. The 2003 tour confirmed previous impressions about where we are and where we need to go. Many of the observations and comments on HIV and teacher education are personal: they are meant to challenge our perceptions of what we are doing and how we are doing it. …

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