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  1. Attention to menstrual hygiene management in schools: An analysis of education policy documents in low- and middle-income countries

    Recent decades have seen a push for gender parity in education in low resource countries. Attention is shifting to how school environments hinder the achievement of gender equality. One effort, primarily led by the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, includes a focus on the needs of menstruating girls.

  2. Review of policies, strategies and laws related to child marriage, adolescent health, education and employment in five countries in West Africa

    Adolescent health and development are key foundations for a country's economic development and political stability. The outcomes of adolescent health are closely linked with future adult development, infant and child mortality, maternal morbidity and mortality, and even long-term economic development.

  3. Education for pregnant girls and young mothers. Helpdesk report

    How do Kenya, Nigeria and the UK deal with girls who get pregnant at school in terms of: (1) what the policy is around when they should leave school to have their baby, and whether this is actually implemented; (2) whether formal education is provided while they are away having their babies, how this is delivered, and whether it actually has impact on their learning; and (3) the kind of support girls get for going back to school once they have their babies and how negative attitudes are overcome. Additionally: Identify any information on bridging schools in Ghana and Liberia.

  4. Status report adolescents and young people in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and challenges

    Nearly half of the world's population, some 3 billion people, is under the age of 25. As the largest generation ever of young people, investments in their health and well-being are crucial so they can make a positive transition into adulthood and fully contribute to the economic and social development of their families, communities and nations. But in order to develop strategies and mobilize financial resources to support adolescent and youth development, decisionmakers need reliable, up-to-date demographic, health, education and socioeconomic data about young people. …

  5. A synthesis of institutional arrangements of national aids commissions in Africa

    This paper presents a synthesis of institutional arrangements and issues currently facing National AIDS Councils/Commissions (NACs) in 2007. In this paper the term National AIDS Council or Commission or NAC is used to describe a stand-alone institution, independent of a government ministry, and usually comprising a governance body (the Board) and an operational body (the Secretariat), which, taken together form the National AIDS Council or Commission (NAC). …

  6. Adolescents, social support and help-seeking behavior : an international literature review and program consultation with recommendations for action

    The document is part of WHO project to identify and define evidence-based strategies for influencing adolescent help-seeking and identify research questions and activities to promote improved help-seeking behaviour by adolescents. The document presents the findings from an international review on the topic; results of programme consultation with 35 adolescent health programmes; results of six key informant interviews; and recommendations for action, including brief outline for developing a set of guidelines for the rapid assessment of social supports to promote the help-seeking of adolescents.

  7. Revue des politiques et stratégies nationaux de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans le secteur de l'éducation en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre

    Aucun secteur n'est aujourd'hui à l'abri des effets dévastateurs de la pandémie du VIH/SIDA en Afrique. Seulement, les secteurs sociaux le sont davantage et parmi eux l'éducation, « qui par essence est le moule producteur des ressources humaines de qualité, se trouve ainsi frappée de plein fouet » Yaro et Dougnon (2003).En effet, aux lendemains des indépendances, les pays Africains ont pris l'engagement ferme de faire de l'Education le moteur de leur développement. …

  8. HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: bibliography report

    The contents of this bibliography have been classified into five main areas: Basic Science; Clinical Science; Epidemiology, Prevention and Public Health; Social Science; Rights, Policy, Commitment and Action. The production of this bibliography showed the existence of substantial information on various aspects of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and that with proper planning such information could be collated. The collation of these materials is essential to help prevent duplication of research activities thus saving valuable time and resources, as well as provide relevant data and informtion on HIV/AIDS.

  9. HIV and AIDS education. Teacher training and teaching: a web-based desk study of 10 African countries

    UNESCO's Teacher Training Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (TTISSA) is a new 10-year project to improve the quality and teacher training capacities in 46 sub-Saharan countries. The programme is designed to assist countries to synchronize their policies, teacher education and labour practices with national development priorities for Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) through a series of four-year cycles. …

  10. HIV/AIDS and the Education Sector in Nigeria: Review of policy and research documents

    This literature review on HIV/AIDS and education in Nigeria was undertaken in preparation for a regional workshop on the "Education Research Response to HIV/AIDS" which took place in Bamako, Mali in June 2004. The aim of the workshop is to identify research gaps and develop the framework for a trans-national study on HIV/AIDS and education in selected Education Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) member countries. …

  11. Education sector responses to HIV and AIDS: learning from good practices in Africa

    This document summarises the key issues regarding HIV and AIDS and the education sector and is based primarily on a review of published literature and the Commonwealth Secretariat (Comsec) and Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) regional workshop held from 12 to 14 September 2006 in South Africa. Section 1 briefly reviews HIV and AIDS and the need for an accelerated response. Section 2 focuses on HIV and AIDS and Education Sector Responses.Section 3 highlights the evidence regarding mass campaigns for HIV and AIDS prevention, education and advocacy. …

  12. Analyse de la contribution de l'éducation non formelle à la prévention du VIH/SIDA

    Des études en vue d'identifier les pratiques des ONG en matière d'éducation préventive du VIH/SIDA et d'élaborer des études de cas pour distinguer les pratiques d'éducation pertinentes. Les études ont été conduites dans cinq pays qui sont le Burkina Faso, le Cameroun, la Côte d'Ivoire, le Mali et le Nigeria et les résultats ont été présentés à l'atelier régional tenu à Kampala (Ouganda) du 5 au 9 décembre 2005 sur la "Contribution de l'éducation non formelle à la prévention du VIH/SIDA". …

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