This article discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS on education in South Africa. South Africa has the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. In 2001 over 4 million people were already HIV positive, 56% of them women.
As the number of HIV/AIDS orphans continues to grow, programs are being established to ensure proper health and schooling for these children.
This study provides a qualitative analysis of the circumstances and consequences of parental caregiving to adult children with AIDS in Thailand. The analysis is based on 20 open-ended interviews, mainly with parents of an adult son or daughter who died of AIDS within the few prior years.
In Uganda, PLAN International, Makerere University, and the Horizons Program performed a study to assess the impact of an orphan support program on the physical, educational, and emotional wellbeing of children.
This study aims to contribute to the understanding of the problem of orphans and vulnerable children. It evaluates the impact of the crisis on the educational and nutritional status of orphans.
This issue of Digest focuses on early marriages that take place under the age of 18 - the upper limit for protection under the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
From the Foreword. Knowledge-based development is one of the strategies of the UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development (UNDP-SEAHIV) project in its technical assistance to countries. The goal is to strengthen countries' capacity to effectively combat the HIV/ AIDS epidemic.
Este numero especial de Perspectivas aborda algunos de los temas que se discutieron durante la 46ª reunión de la Conferencia Internacional de Educación (Ginebra, 5-8 septiembre de 2001).