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  1. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Suriname: the case of Anton de Kon University of Suriname (ADEKUS) and the Institute for Advanced Teacher Training (IOL)

    This case study is one of 12 undertaken by UNESCO to deepen the understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on tertiary education institutions and the response of these institutions to HIV/AIDS in different social and cultural contexts, at varying stages of the epidemic, and in different regions of the world. Institutions of higher learning have the possibility of reaching young people in the age group, 15-24 years, considered by UNAIDS to be the most threatened by HIV/AIDS. …

  2. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. People's Republic of China: the case of Renmin University of China

    Although overall HIV prevalence in China remains relatively low since the first AIDS case was reported in 1985, there are clusters of high prevalence among former blood and plasma sellers in several central provinces and injecting drug users (IDU) in the southern and southwestern parts of the country. Case reports indicate that the epidemic continues to grow at a steady rate, and is spreading into the general population, with the proportion of sexually transmitted HIV infections continuing to increase. …

  3. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Lesotho: the case of the National University of Lesotho

    HIV/AIDS is having a devastating impact on the health and livelihoods of Basotho. The country is estimated to have the third highest infection rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, with increasing numbers of HIV/AIDS orphans. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) can play an important role in combating the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS. It is the only university in the country and as such educates the future leaders and policy makers of the nation. It is also a major producer of research knowledge. …

  4. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Lebanon: the case of the American University of Beirut, Lebanese University, and the University of Saint Joseph

    The first AIDS case was identified in Lebanon in 1984, followed by a steady increase in the number of cases of people living with HIV/AIDS. This increase in conjunction with existing social, cultural and economic factors in the country (conservative segments of society, religiosity, open tourism, migrant labour) renders the situation more critical. HIV prevalence remains low with the cumulative number of reported cases by December 2004 at 808, although data remain inconsistent due to under-reporting. …

  5. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Dominican Republic: the case of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago campus

    Dominican Republic has a notably young population-61% of the population is aged from 15 to 24 years. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that more than half of new HIV infections occur in this age range, which makes the promotion of preventive measures include risk-reductive behaviours important at the national level and, in particular, in places where youngsters interact on a daily basis, such as university campuses.There is evidence that college students in the Dominican Republic have heard about sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), HIV and AIDS. …

  6. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS: Democratic Republic of the Congo: the case of the University of Kinshasa

    This study is part of a UNESCO review in 12 countries to identify promising approaches undertaken by higher education institutions to prevent the spread of HIV, to manage the impact of HIV/AIDS on the higher education sector and to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS on individuals, campuses and communities. These approaches will be analysed to identify lessons learned and to make recommendations to higher education institutions to respond appropriately and effectively to HIV/AIDS. …

  7. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS: Burkina Faso: the case of the University of Ougadougou

    Increasingly, education is considered as effective tool to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However the impact of HIV/AIDS on education, especially on the higher education sector, has not yet been well-documented. Although some case studies have recently been undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, there is little known about the situation in West Africa. The UNESCO review of Universities Responses to HIV/AIDS aims to fill some of this knowledge gap, through this study in Burkina Faso. …

  8. Turning the tide: a strategic response to HIV and AIDS in South African higher education. HEAIDS Programme Report: 2002-2004

    South African higher education celebrated a decade of democracy in 2004. As the country's institutions and its citizens celebrate this freedom, it is time to reflect on the enormous challenges which confront South African society and the role which higher education is expected to play. Just over four years ago, institutional leaders in government and in the higher education community committed themselves to supporting and implementing a programme aimed at putting in place a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS across the higher education system. …

  9. Training for life: teacher training on HIV/AIDS

    In 2005 EI sent a survey to all unions involved in the then 'HIV and AIDS Prevention through Schools Programme' to gather information on the positioning of HIV and AIDS within pre and in-service training. The following countries were included in the EI survey and feature in this report: 1. Kenya (KNUT/Kenya National Union of Teachers) 2. Uganda (UNATU/Uganda National Teachers' Union) 3. Tanzania (TTU/Tanzania Teachers' Union) 4. Malawi (TUM/Teachers' Union of Malawi) 5. Guinea (FSPE-SLECG/Federation of Professional Education Unions/Free Union of Teachers and Researchers) 6. …

  10. The universities' response to HIV/AIDS: selected examples from Africa

    This paper summarises the present situation in terms of African universities and their response to HIV/AIDS and lists examples of good practice.

  11. The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State: magnitude, implications and management

    The project aims to determine the magnitude of the impact on and the implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the University of the Free State (UFS), while, in the process informing its response to the epidemic. …

  12. The impact of HIV/AIDS on education in Botswana

    Since independence, Botswana has made great strides in economic and human development. In education, almost 100% of children now enrol in primary school, over 90% start secondary school and girls have enrollment rates similar to those of boys. However, Botswana's HIV epidemic is one of the world's most severe. The 2000 national antenatal survey of pregnant women found that 38.5% were HIV-positive and it is estimated that around one third of the adult population is infected. This presents a major challenge to further development and improvement in the accessibility and quality of education. …

  13. The formation of a critical, compassionate citizenry: the inculcation of HIV/AIDS curricula into South African Higher Education

    There have been numerous programmes internationally and continentally that involve the careful and sometimes not too careful inculcation of HIV/AIDS awareness into curricula. The majority of these have centred on adolescent programmes because, naturally, it is generally perceived that this age group is both sexually active and adventurous in so far as they are exploring boundaries that are simultaneously sexual, political and social. As the Love Life campaigns have proved, the adolescent and especially the early adolescent is a notoriously difficult age group to address effectively. …

  14. The Zaweca HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project: a collaborative project between the university of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia. Project close-out report July 2005

    The ZAWECA HIV/AIDS Peer Education Project was a two-year collaborative project between the University of the Western Cape and the University of Zambia funded by the South Africa Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme. …

  15. The University of the West Indies policy on HIV/AIDS

    As with other communities, those in higher education must respond effectively to the epidemic of HIV infection. The University of the West Indies (UWI) accepts that HIV infection and AIDS can happen in any section of a community and that it is accountable to its community to do everything possible to prevent people from being infected and to limit the consequences of established infection.

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