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  1. Health and family life education, activity guide, grade one (IBE appraisal)

    Health and Family Life Education, Activity Guide, Grade One is a document edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana. It is made to assist teachers as they start the process of delivering life skills based education. The questions which accompany each scenario are intended to offer guidance in developing the skill. The guide contains 14 topics divided into 3 Units. …

  2. A Compilation of Resource Materials for teachers of Health and Family Life Education

    Compilation of Health and Family Life Education Resource Materials for Teachers is a manual edited by the Ministry of Education in Guyana in 2005. …

  3. MERUNDOI/HFLE Support Module 3, Episodes 31 - 45

    MERUNDOI/HFLE Support Module 3, Episode 31-45 is a guide developed by the MERUNDOI Radio Serial in collaboration with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program, Guyana in 2007. The module covers Episodes 31-45 of Merundoi. For each episode the script and a list of issues for discussion and CDs of the episodes are provided. Each list identifies the topics in the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum by grade for Grade 7-9 that can be developed using the episode. The subject into which the topic can be integrated, is also suggested. …

  4. Strengthening the education sector response to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

    This report presents the findings and outcomes of the three joint UNESCO/World Bank missions to Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia, and elaborates on next steps identified for action at both national and regional levels. The report also sets these findings and next steps within the broader context of the Caribbean plan for action and presents in its appendixes sample resources to guide the development of a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS by the education sector.

  5. Youth reproductive and sexual health

    The study provides information on key reproductive and sexual health indicators in young women and men age 15-24 in 38 developing countries. The data come from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS) conducted between 2001 and 2005. Indicators are selected for the following key areas: background characteristics; adolescent pregnancy; contraception; sexual activity; and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Additional analysis examines the association of various individual and household characteristics with the key indicators.

  6. Education sector school health, nutrition and HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2008-2012

    This Education Sector School Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS Strategic plan (2008-2012) has been drafted in line with the newly produced Education Sector Policy on School Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS. The overarching principle that has guided the drafting both of the policy and the strategic plan has been Guyana's commitment to the achievement of Education for All. In pursuit of this, the strategic plan has been developed in order to improve the education, health and nutrition of school children, teachers and members of the education sector in Guyana. …

  7. Education sector policy on school health, nutrition and HIV and AIDS

    In line with the Revised National Policy Document on HIV and AIDS in Guyana (2006) the Ministry of Education (MOE) seeks to play its part in the multisectoral response that is needed if the epidemic is to be overcome. The policy also seeks to contribute to a stronger presence of the education sector in the Government of Guyana's multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS, as outlined in the Guyana National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2007-2011. …

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

    In May 2006, Education International (EI) published ' Training for Life' a draft report aimed at establishing a clear picture on the record of governments in providing pre- and in-service training to teachers on HIV and AIDS. The report was written on the basis of information submitted by EI affiliated teacher unions in 8 countries. This latest edition of Training for Life updates the situation regarding teacher training on HIV and AIDS in these countries (where new data was available), whilst also taking some newcomers, namely Sierra Leone and Guyana. …

  9. Revised national policy document on HIV/AIDS in Guyana

    The first case of AIDS in Guyana was reported in 1987 and up to the end of 2004, a cumulative total of three thousand, three hundred and fifty-four (3,354) cases were recorded. Of these, one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one (1,991) were males; one thousand two hundred and fifty-eight (1,258) were females while one hundred and five (105) cases were of unknown /unrecorded sex. An estimated eighty-one (81%) percent of cases occur in persons between the ages 20-49, with the most affected age group being those in the 25-29 age grouping. …

  10. National Strategic Plan For HIV/AIDS 2002-2006

    This document is the result of a review of implementation of the National AIDS Programme Strategic Plan 1999-2001, together with the input of a wide cross section of Government Ministry Officials, NGOs, legal profession, Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), religious organisations, UN and other international and bilateral agencies. The 1999-2001 strategic plan was comprehensive, but suffered from an insufficiency of resources, human, technological and financial, for its execution. …

  11. Health promoting schools initiative: a project of the Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Wellness Unit, Ministry of Health Guyana

    The main thrust of the initiative has been the formation of school health clubs in secondary level schools throughout Guyana. These health clubs are intended to be a way for young people to be positively engaged in productive activities, learn about healthy behaviours and lifestyles, take responsibility for their own health and health promotion in their schools, and generate positive peer norms as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. The intention is for every secondary level school in the country to have its own health club.

  12. Guyana national HIV/AIDS strategy 2007-2011

    The National Strategic Plan 2007-2011 seeks to harmonise and align the resources and responses of all its partners to ensure that they meet Guyana's National Priorities. It is intended to strategically guide the future direction of Guyana's National HIV/AIDS Response since it outlines the basic approaches, principles, strategic priorities, objectives and strategic activities. …

  13. Education for All HIV and AIDS: the teachers' union response

    In order to better meet the needs of teachers' representatives worldwide, EI and its partners decided to merge two key training programmes dealing with Education For All and HIV and AIDS prevention in schools. The two issues are inextricably linked. HIV and AIDS represent a direct threat to reaching the "Education For All" goals, whilst lack of schooling contributes to the further spread of the epidemic. The publication presents the two separate EI programmes - EFA and HIV and AIDS - and shows why EI chose to combine them. …

  14. EFAIDS: Advocating for HIV and AIDS education and EFA goals through teachers' unions. The Guyana case. Challenges and successes of the implementation of the EFAIDS school-based HIV and AIDS education programme in Guyana

    During a research period of two months in Guyana, the EFAIDS programme was evaluated looking at its effects in a broader social context. In this study data was collected through semi-structured interviews and participatory observations during EFAIDS training workshops. In total 63 peoplewere interviewed of whom 50 were teachers and 17 were experts in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention and education. EFAIDS trained teachers were asked if they had organised any activities in their schools as a result of the programme. …

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