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  1. Education and the epidemic: The effects of HIV/AIDS on basic education in Namibia

    This report considers the effects HIV/AIDS will have on the national education system in Namibia. It considers the factors that have aided and continue to aid the spread of the disease throughout Africa and throughout Namibia. It explores the effects AIDS will have on children and on student enrollment in the Namibian education system. It also considers the effects AIDS will have on the supply and demand for teachers. …

  2. Education and HIV/AIDS

    This background paper examines the relationship between education and HIV prevalence, the evidence of impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems in Africa with particular reference to teachers, and the relationship between education and literacy and treatment adherence.

  3. Disease, HIV/AIDS and capacity implications: a case of the public education sector in Zambia

    This report presents findings of a study carried out to assess capacity issues in the context of the increasing incidence of disease in general and HIV/AIDS in particular on the public education sector. The first part of the report presents findings from the systems level. Here, economic conditions, the policy and institutional framework and human resource development as they relate to sector capacity are discussed. Thereafter, a sector review on the morbidity and mortality situation is outlined. …

  4. Defining "Quality" in the Midst of HIV/AIDS: Ripple Effects in the Classroom

    This study puts forward ideas for improving children's learning against the background of the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic such as linking younger and older children in support programmes and providing tailored materials for students who have to miss school. Undertrained teachers could be helped by providing all-inclusive teaching materials and contingency planning put in place for absent teachers.

  5. Coping with HIV/AIDS in Education. Case studies of Kenya and Tanzania

    Education systems are increasingly making changes in response to a rising tide of new expectations about the role of education in human development. Education is seen as a critical requirement for individuals to fulfil their potential, for communities to make positive changes in quality of life and for societies to improve their economic competitiveness. This rediscovery of education, as the key to human development, stems partly from the need to address growing inequalities within countries and between countries in an era of globalisation. …

  6. Assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Mozambique

    The main aim of the study was to provide the Ministry of Education and the Government of Mozambique with information, for strategic planning and advocacy purposes.The objectives of the study were:- Determine the impact of the epidemic on the education sector at the national level- Determine the medium- and longer-term effects on the education system's ability to meet its stated strategic objectives over the next ten years- Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry's directorates to implement and manage similar assessments- Increase awareness within the Ministry about the nature and extent of HIV …

  7. Assessing educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education in Nigeria: implications for future programs

    This report presents results from a cross-sectional study that was conducted in the three Nigerian states of Kano, Lagos, and Nasarawa to assess educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education. To date, very little information is available on this topic, despite a consistent increase in HIV infections among the Nigerian population over the past 10 years that threatens to drastically constrain the progress of the nation. …

  8. Approaches to examining the impact of HIV/AIDS on teachers

    HIV/AIDS has, unequivocally, led to increased morbidity and mortality among young adults in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Although all sectors of society have been affected, one sector in particular has been the focus for attention and controversy: teachers. This paper does not attempt to assess what the actual and likely impact of the epidemic is on teachers. Instead, it attempts to draw together the different approaches to understanding the impact on teachers: highlighting the key methodological issues and consequent gaps and recommendations. …

  9. Assessing impacts of HIV/AIDS on the education sector

    This powerpoint presentation assesses the various impacts of HIV/AIDS on the education sector. The presentation highlights on the internal impact on service delivery, external inpact on service needs and demand, various cross cutting issues and shows various graphical presentations on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector and at country level.

  10. The impact of the AIDS epidemic on teacher mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

    This article gives findings of the impact of the epidemic analysed through absolute and relative mortality rates in 8 high prevalence countries. Finding are that though teachers are more prone to the disease because they are in the highest HIV prevalence age co-hort and likely to engage in high risk behavior, actual mortality rates are lower than the projected mortality rates indicating that contrary to what is portrayed teachers are actually less prone than the adult populations a whole. …

  11. The economic impact of HIV/AIDS in the education sector in Zambia

    This document uses the ED-SIDA model to measure the impact of HIV/AIDS on the teaching population. The model captures the dynamicsof teacher population in terms of recruitment, retirement, leaving before retirement, HIV infection and death using difference equations based yearly time steps. The paper presents the economic implications of HIV/AIDS for the Zambian ministry of Education and the donors working on BESSIP.

  12. Impact on Teaching and Support Staff

    This chapter describes the staffing situation, both nationally and in the survey schools. The second section then pulls together the available data to assess current levels of mortality, morbidity and absenteism by staff. The third section reviews the efforts that have been made to prevent and mitigate the impact of the epidemic on staff.

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