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  1. Reaching regional consensus on improved behavioral and sero-surveillance for HIV: report from a regional conference in East Africa

    Ce rapport rend compte de l'atelier régional sur la surveillance du VIH organisé à Nairobi, Kenya du 10 au 13 février 1997. Des épidémiologistes, des responsables de programmes sur le SIDA et des spécialistes des sciences sociales y ont pris part. Les participants ont identifié les principales faiblesses des systèmes de surveillance actuels, fait des recommandations pour améliorer ces systèmes dans des domaines précis du suivi et de la collecte de données. Ils ont aussi démontré : 1. L'importance de la collecte de données sur le comportement pour renforcer les données épidémiologiques, 2. De la Production de plans d'action intégrant les conclusions de l'atelier en activités de surveillance à l'échelle nationale et 3. Du renforcement d'un partenariat effectif entre les épidémiologistes et les spécialistes du comportement dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Est.

  2. African network on ethics, law and HIV. Proceedings of the intercountry consultation, Dakar, Senegal, 27 June - 1 July 1994

    This volume is derived from a consultation on ethics, law and HIV/AIDS that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, in 1994. It is divided into 4 parts. The first part deals with ethical and legal issues relating to the HIV/AIDS epidemic drawing upon experiences in the different countries. The second part consists of thematic papers prepared by experts which serve as an introduction to the discussions on a number of key issues including: ethical principles and practice in response to the HIV epidemic; HIV/AIDS, public health and individual rights and confidentiality; HIV/AIDS and law. In the third part, three subjects are treated: 1)the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Rwanda tragedy, 2)religious values in the context of the epidemic; and 3)community response to the epidemic. The last section reports on working groups findings pertaining to strategies for the establishment of an African Network on Ethics, Law and HIV.

  3. Final report of the UNESCO regional report on HIV/AIDS and education within the school system for English-speaking countries in Eastern Southern Africa, 20 to 24 February 1995 Harare

    This report of the UNESCO Regional Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Education within the School System for English-speaking Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa is intended for planners and policy-makers in Ministries of Education and Ministries of Health as well as representatives of NGOs. The particular focus is on Eastern and Southern Africa. The purpose of the Seminar was to enhance awareness of the need for preventive education on HIV/AIDS and to mobilise support for effective preventive education as means to reduce actual and potential impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems.

  4. Report of the Planning Meeting on Strategic Options for HIV/AIDS Advocacy in Africa

    This report distils the observations and recommendations of a mission to six African countries (Burkina faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and the United Republic of Tanzania), undertaken on behalf of UNFPA and UNAIDS within the framwork of the framework of the Inernational Partnership Against AIDS in Africa (IPAA). The report is envisaged as a tool to stimulate a common understanding of the nature and dimensions of advocacy for HIV/AIDS. …

  5. Sub Regional Colloquium "Teaching in a World with AIDS" Summary

    This a brief summary of the Sub- Regional Colloquium meeting held in Harare in Zimbabwe 2004. The main objectives of this meeting was to share on various aspects affecting the education sector-teachers in particular. Various presentations were made which touched on the global initiative and the need for a coordinated national response; the new role and management of teachers in the face of HIV/AIDS; DEMMIS and other best practices being adopted in the region.

  6. The social, demographic and development impact of HIV/AIDS: Commonwealth universities respond

    This is a workshop report on Commonwealth universities and the HIV/AIDS pandemic held in Durban, South Africa. The report highlights various presentaions from various stakeholders on the scale of the problem facing commonwealth universities, an overview of epidemiological factors revealing something in the nature of HIV, experiences of institutions in Bostwana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The two day workshop concluded with a draft policy paper for Commonwealth universities to consider in making their responses to the HIV/AIDS eidemic.

  7. Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia. Summary Report

    This document forms Volume One of six volumes which explore different aspects of the Situation of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia in 1999.

  8. Status Report on the General Course in HIV/AIDS in Teachers' Training Colleges, May 2002

    This report discusses the General Course in HIV/AIDS that is currently being taught in Teacher Trainig Colleges in Zimbabwe. The statistics of HIV prevalence plus the recorded number of deaths in the colleges of teachers and student teachers are highlighted in order to justify this programme.

  9. SADC Regional Sectoral Mobilisation Workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Education Sector

    This document discusses the regional sectoral mobilization workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Education Sector. It was noted that the pandemic was resulting in reduced demand for education, reduced quality of, as well as inability for delivery b, the education system. With this realisation and the consequent discussion of the causes behind it, the regional sector gaol was described as to promote , coordinate and support individual and collective efforts of member States in reducing the transmission, incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS infection within the education and training sector.

  10. First Eastern and Southern Africa Regional "Think-tank" on Psychosocial Support for Children Affectected by AIDS

    This is a report on a conference held to discuss the issue of Advocacy on Psychosocial Support for Children Affected by AIDS. This call to action is a result of the gathering of 50 participants, coming from 8 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, representing nongovernmental organisations, institutions of higher learning, church organisations, Southern African Development Community (SADC), UNICEF, UNAIDS, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and youth interested in psychosocial support for children affected by AIDS.

  11. HIV/AIDS in Education Workshop: Convened and facilitated HEARD

    The Workshop was funded by USAID and was convened, organised and chaired by the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division of the University of Natal (HEARD). The main objective of the workshop was to develop an understanding of the impact of the pandemic on education and the economy, and begin to provide management guidelines and frameworks to assist in dealing with the functional realities of administration and planning in a dramatically changing situation.

  12. Recommendations of the Elmina Conference on HIV/AIDS and Education: A Call for Action

    Senior experts from the ministries of education and from other ministries, such as health, coming from13 ECOWAS nations and other countries from Eastern and Southern Africa, from universities, from social partners in education, non-governmental organisations, from UN system organisations at headquarters, regional and national levels as well as from most major international cooperation agencies, met in Elmina 19-23 March 2001. This report covers the issue discussed in that meeting.

  13. Regional Workshop on Preventive Education Against HIV/AIDS for Women's Grassroot Organisations in Africa: final report

    This is a report of a workshop for Grassroots Women's Organisation in Africa and was organised in Abidjan from 7-11 September 1998 by UNESCO in co-operation with UNAIDS Regional HIV Development Project. The overall objectives were to reduce the rate of HIV transmission among African women by rendering them capable of protecting themselves through a reinforced awareness, and by giving them appropriate knowledge and skills. This report is written in English and French.

  14. UNESCO Regional Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Education within the School System

    This report describes the UNESCO regional seminar on HIV/AIDS and education within the school system for English-speaking countries in Eastern and Southern Africa held in February 1995. The seminar's objectives were: (a) To strengthen awareness among officials from ministries of education of the need for preventive education on HIV/AIDS and to inform them about effective preventive education strategies. …

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