Providing good quality education to all children in the poorest countries of the world is not a simple task. However, improving children’s health and nutrition is one simple step that can be taken towards achieving this goal.
Education has a potentially important role to play in tackling the spread of HIV, but is there evidence that this potential is realized?
There is much evidence showing an association between sexual behavior and both attendance and attainment. Experimental evidence that school attendance leads to safer sexual behavior is currently under review.
This background paper examines the relationship between education and HIV prevalence, the evidence of impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems in Africa with particular reference to teachers, and the relationship between education and literacy and treatment adherence.