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  1. Teacher mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: an update

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is expected to have a catastrophic impact on teachers in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also widely asserted that teachers themselves are a relatively high-risk group with respect to HIV infection. This note presents the most recent information that is available on HIV prevalence and mortality rates among teachers in ten countries, which are among the most seriously affected by the epidemic, namely South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

  2. Teacher absences in an HIV and AIDS context: evidence from nine schools in Kavango and Caprivi (Namibia)

    With the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS in Namibia, teacher absenteeism is becoming a pressing issue for the country's education system, particularly in the areas most affected by the epidemic. This study examines how some schools in the hardest hit areas are managing the problem. Due to the complexity of the issue, the research was conducted using qualitative methodology, requiring in-depth observations and interviews. …

  3. Teacher Training: Essential for School-Based Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Education. Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

    Teacher training in any subject is important. For teaching information and skills related to reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS, teacher training is even more essential - and complex. In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the AIDS epidemic has spread to the general population, with up to half of all new HIV infections occurring among youth under age 25. Since most youth attend school at least for primary education, school-based programs are a logical place to reach young people. …

  4. Scoping of the Options for Institutional Management of HIV-related Attrition

    The aim of this study is to identify a range of options for the institutional management of the impact of HIV/AIDS-related attrition, excluding strategies for the replacement of human resource capacity. It sets out to identify a range of alternative strategies for mitigating the impact of attrition. …

  5. Scaling up: costing scare resources and assessing absorptive capacity

    Scaling up: costing scare resources and assessing absorptive capacity

  6. Rapport d'étude sur l'incidence de la pandémie du VIH/SIDA sur la qualité et la quantité de l'enseignement en République de Guinée

    L'objectif de l'étude est de mesurer l'incidence du VIH/SIDA sur la quantité et qualité de l'enseignement en République de Guinée. Les objectifs spécifiques en sont les suivants : Mesurer le niveau de contamination par le VIH/SIDA des enseignants de tous les cycles d'enseignement ; Évaluer le taux de décès d'enseignants dus à la pandémie du SIDA ; L'étude est centrée sur les enseignants et enseignantes de tous les cycles de formation. …

  7. Potential attrition in education: the impact of job satisfaction, morale, workload and HIV/AIDS

    The decision to change one's job is usually preceded by a process of job evaluation and determining alternative employment opportunities. Dissatisfaction with the workplace can be a strong incentive to seek alternative opportunities. This study focuses on the role played by job satisfaction, morale and HIV/AIDS in educator attrition. The responses of educators who considered leaving their jobs were compared to the responses of those preferring to stay. …

  8. Numbers and the AIDS Effect

    Report assesses impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector, addressing both the current situation and what can be expected: fewer school enrolments, decreased teacher supply, increased health costs straining governments and families. Initial steps for preventive action to combat these hardships are then outlined.

  9. Mitigating the impact of HIV on service providers. What has been attempted, what is working, what has not worked and why? A study commissioned by the DFID Service Delivery Team: Workstream on Capacity Development and Human Resources in collaboration with USAID

    Infected service providers feel the impact of HIV and AIDS directly. However, many more providers experience the impact of HIV and AIDS amongst their colleagues and families. Many also experience the impact of HIV and AIDS on the services they are able to provide and the needs of people they serve. DFID commissioned this rapid assessment of strategies to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on service providers in order to guide DFID strategy. …

  10. Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Systems in Southern Africa

    The gains of Education for All, 1990 2000 (EFA) are being undone by the AIDS pandemic, particularly in Southern Africa. Nevertheless, most countries in the region, as elsewhere, do not yet factor the influence of AIDS into education planning. While attention has been given by many ministries to teaching children about safe sex through the Life Skills curriculum, little has as yet been done to assess the actual and potential damage of AIDS to learning, to the teaching service, and to the education system itself. …

  11. Mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on education supply, demand and quality

    This chapter focuses on the relationship between HIV/AIDS and education in countries with different levels of HIV/AIDS prevalence. It concentrates on the sector's response to schools' issues, with some attention to teacher training colleges.

  12. Mitigating HIV/AIDS' impacts on teachers and administrators in Sub-Saharan Africa: a working paper by staff of the National Academy of Public Administration

    The National Academy of Public Administration convened a conference on Crafting Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Teachers and Civil Servants in Sub-Saharan Africa in an effort to raise attention to the fact that the pandemic not only tragically affects the general public in Sub-Saharan African countries, but also teachers and civil servants with dire consequences for education and governance. The conference was held on November 17-18, 2003, with funding from the U.S. …

  13. Managing educational quality in an AIDS environment: development of a district-level database

    Maintaining and enhancing educational quality in the context of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is particularly difficult because the virus is infecting increasing numbers of teaching and administrative staff in the education sector. The epidemic is also affecting pupils. Many have lost one or both parents, leading to financial strains and erratic attendance. In this context, it is important to track on a regular basis factors affecting educational quality during the school year in order to take corrective and preventive measures. …

  14. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the education systems in sub-Saharan Africa: some preliminary insights

    This article is based on a theoretical exploration of the concept of mainstreaming and actual experience of the African ministries of education in the region. The empirical part of the article is largely based on the initiative of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (henceforth ADEA) on ""Identifying Promising Approaches to HIVAIDS in Education in sub-Saharan Africa"". The initiative was conceived in April 2001 and it is ongoing. The article examines the application of the concept of mainstreaming in education programming. …

  15. Le VIH/SIDA et le corps des enseignants, quels impacts sur le système éducatif ivoirien: Rapport d'enquête épidémiologique dans les régions de Daloa et Abengourou en République de Côte d'Ivoire

    En collaboration avec le Ministère de la lutte contre le SIDA, le Ministère de la santé, de la population et de l'hygiène publique, du Ministère de l'éducation nationale et de la formation de base, l'Internationale de l'éducation section Côte d'Ivoire avec l'appui financier de l'Internationale de l'éducation (IESCI) a décidé de mener une enquête épidémiologique VIH/SIDA sur les enseignants des régions du haut Sassandra et du Moyen Comoe en Côte d'Ivoire. L'objectif général de cette étude est d'étudier les causes de décès des enseignants. …

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