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  1. The impact of the AIDS epidemic on teachers in sub-Saharan Africa: a further update

    It is still widely anticipated that the AIDS epidemic will have a devastating impact on the education sector in Africa. Faced with this impending crisis, leading experts have called for a transformation in the functioning of schools and the mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in the education sector supported by donors. Numerous reports and articles state that the number of teachers dying from AIDS-related illnesses continues to increase very rapidly and that this is causing serious shortages of teachers. This article updates the figures that are known in that field.

  2. Estimates of the Impact of HIV and teacher ART take-up on the Education Sector and the achievement of EFA in Kenya

    An analysis was carried out to indirectly estimate the imapct of HIV on the education sector in Kenyan provinces using the Ed-SIDA model which uses teacher demographic information and combines this with epidemiological projections to determine the number of teachers who are living with HIV, their AIDS absenteeism and associated mortality. The main results were that HIV prevalence among Kenyan teachers can be expected to be high, 15%, due to teachers belonging to vulnerable age groups. …

  3. The American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation and the Kenya National Union of Teachers Prevention and Access to Treatment Program. Report submitted to the American Federation of Teachers Education Foundation/The Kenya National Union of Teachers/USAID

    The Prevention and Treatment Access (PTA) program of the American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation (AFT-EF) is a unique partnership designed to strengthen the capacity of the 230,000-member Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) to implement effective HIV/AIDS interventions for Kenyan teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector. The PTA partners work in close cooperation with the Kenya Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), the Teacher Service Commission (TSC), the National AIDS Control Counsel (NACC) and USAID. …

  4. Teacher Service Commissions and the challenges of HIV and AIDS

    In March 2003, personnel from education ministries in the four countries in the UNESCO-Nairobi cluster grouping (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda) met for the first cluster consultation on HIV, AIDS and education. There was general consensus at the meeting that Ministries of Education need to pay greater attention to issues of management, care and support, coordination, and protecting the overall quality of education. …

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