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  1. Addictive substances: textbook approaches from 16 countries

    Schools have been identified as one of the appropriate settings for addiction prevention since this is the place where pupils may come into contact with drugs for the first time and experiment with them, with the possibility of becoming addicted. To be effective, school-based drug education must be firmly based on knowledge of oneself and knowledge of the effects of various addictive substances. Biology education is then an essential part of schoolbased drug education. …

  2. Let's talk about HIV, if not now then when?

    This journal provides an overview of the government's and partners' AIDS response in Lebanon.

  3. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in Lebanon

    The study discussed in this report aimed at contributing to the promotion of gender equality and education for girls and boys, by generating knowledge that raises awareness and fights against the phenomenon of SRGBV. Its main objectives were: 1. To provide a comprehensive account of the nature and the extent to which the phenomenon of SRGBV occurs in or in relation to education settings in Lebanon. 2. To examine the root causes of school related gender based violence and its main perpetrators. 3. …

  4. Challenges in developing national HIV guidelines: experience from the eastern Mediterranean

    Objective: To appraise the process of development and clinical content of national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical practice guidelines of countries in the eastern Mediterranean and to formulate recommendations for future guideline development and adaptation. Methods Twenty-three countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean and United Nations Children’s Fund Middle East and North Africa regions were invited to submit national HIV clinical practice guidelines for review. …

  5. From Bangladesh to the Arab States: HIV Vulnerabilities Faced by Migrant Women

    This study is part of a UNDP regional research initiative on HIV vulnerability faced by Asian women migrant workers of deploying countries - Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka - working in three destination countries in the Arab States, Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. …

  6. Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: time for strategic action

    Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. This report addresses this dearth of strategic information on HIV infections in MENA through a joint effort of the World Bank, the MENA Regional Support Team (RST) of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO). …

  7. UNESCO Beyrouth commence à combattre le VIH et sida

    Cet article est publié par le bureau régional de l'UNESCO à Beyrouth afin de sensibiliser et de mobiliser les politiques, les journalistes, les leaders religieux, les intellectuels et le grand public à la gravité du VIH et sida et la nécessité de combattre fermement cette épidémie ravageuse. Il vise essentiellement à "briser le mur du silence" entourant le VIH et sida dans le monde arabe et à lutter contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination associées à cette maladie. …

  8. Atelier régional sur le rôle des médias

    Ce document concerne la préparation de l'atelier régional organisé par le Bureau régional de l'éducation de l'UNESCO dans les États arabes à Beyrouth, en collaboration avec le Ministère de l'information de la République du Liban. Le thème principal de cet atelier était le rôle des médias dans la sensibilisation aux dangers du VIH et sida. Cet atelier a eu lieu entre le 21 et le 23 septembre 2004. Cette action s'inscrit dans le cadre des efforts déployés par l'UNESCO pour la lutte contre le VIH et le sida et le renforcement du rôle des médias en faveur de la prévention dans les pays arabes. …

  9. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Lebanon: the case of the American University of Beirut, Lebanese University, and the University of Saint Joseph

    The first AIDS case was identified in Lebanon in 1984, followed by a steady increase in the number of cases of people living with HIV/AIDS. This increase in conjunction with existing social, cultural and economic factors in the country (conservative segments of society, religiosity, open tourism, migrant labour) renders the situation more critical. HIV prevalence remains low with the cumulative number of reported cases by December 2004 at 808, although data remain inconsistent due to under-reporting. …

  10. HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa: the costs of inaction

    This book reviews the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) situation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean (MENA/EM) region, and is intended to stimulate discussion and promote dialogue among the region's policyand decisionmakers. It seeks to provide a framework for multisectoral strategic action to reduce behaviors that risk spreading HIV, to care for and support those who become infected, and to diminish vulnerability among specific segments of society. …

  11. Expanding the field of inquiry: A cross-country study of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings from twelve case studies commissioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in higher education institutions in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Suriname, Thailand, and Viet Nam. …

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