Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV: Five by Donald Bundy, Anthi Patrikios, Changu Mannathoko, Andy

By Donald Bundy, Anthi Patrikios, Changu Mannathoko, Andy Tembon, Stella Manda, Bachir Sarr, Lesley Drake

This overview used to be undertaken by way of the Networks of Ministry of schooling HIV&AIDS point of interest from international locations in sub-Saharan Africa partaking within the speed up Initiative, including stakeholder and companion representatives. The schooling zone has develop into more and more well-known as taking part in a key exterior function in prevention and in decreasing stigma, and an enormous inner position in supplying entry to care, remedy and aid for lecturers and employees, a bunch that during many nations represents greater than 60% of the general public area team. In 2002, the Joint United international locations Programme on HIV&AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency job staff (IATT) on schooling demonstrated the speed up Initiative operating team to aid international locations in sub-Saharan Africa as they speed up their schooling quarter responses to HIV&AIDS during the institution of courses with robust neighborhood possession, able to getting access to compatible investment and implementation in any respect degrees of the schooling zone. The Networks of Ministry of schooling HIV&AIDS Focal issues, verified in the course of the Initiative less than the auspices of the Africa Union local monetary groups, have swiftly taken possession of the speed up Initiative. This evaluation explores the studies of schooling sectors throughout sub-Saharan Africa as they speed up their reaction to HIV&AIDS in the speed up Initiative. It demonstrates that management by means of Ministries of schooling has been an important in mobilizing actions, and that complete participation of all stakeholders is required for potent implementation. considering 2002: 37 international locations have participated; four Networks were confirmed; 1,350 schooling employees individuals and seventy six improvement companions have participated in one hundred twenty education days; seventy five% of partaking nations are actually gaining access to cash via their nationwide AIDS Committees; seventy six% have an HIV&AIDS schooling zone process and plan; ninety one% educate lecturers to guard themselves; all international locations at the moment are imposing HIV prevention schooling; seventy four% are education lecturers within the lifestyles talents process; and seventy one% offer loose schooling for orphans and susceptible kids.

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Information must be supplemented with training in life skills, such as critical and creative thinking, decision making and selfawareness, and with the knowledge, attitudes, and values needed to make sound health-related decisions. Furthermore, education will not change the course of the epidemic unless it empowers young girls and promotes positive masculinity amongst young boys. Gender disparities are a significant factor placing women at increased risk of HIV infection and causing them to bear the greatest burden of the disease (Jukes et al.

To prevent new HIV infections among teachers and learners 2. To mitigate the negative effect of AIDS on achieving EFA goals 3. To increase the number of learners completing basic education. To achieve its goals, EFAIDS combines the efforts of teachers’ unions in advocating for EFA at the national level with their commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention in schools locally. By engaging teachers and their unions in discussions around policy and advocacy, EFAIDS seeks to promote leadership of the education sector in addressing HIV/AIDS.

Such interventions must be planned and implemented across all units, departments, and institutions in the education sector. The education sectors in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania (mainland and Zanzibar) provide examples of implementing sectorwide mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS responses. In the United Republic of Tanzania, in addition to the fully staffed AIDS coordinating units, all units, departments, and institutions in the education sector (and through their participation in the well-established Technical AIDS Committees [TACs]), plan, budget, and monitor implementation of the HIV/AIDS responses.

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