This study addresses one of the greatest challenges of our time: the damage caused by HIV and AIDS to the well-being of children and families.
Although caring for children orphaned by AIDS is increasingly acknowledged as a priority area for HIV/AIDS and development programs, there is limited knowledge on caregivers.
Using eleven nationally representative surveys conducted between 1993 and 2005 this paper assesses the extent to which the vulnerability of orphans to poorer educational outcomes has changed over time as the AIDS crisis deepens in South Africa.
HIV infection rates among young Kenyan women outnumber those of young men by nearly six to one.
The author describes exploratory studies on children's rights in Namibia and the services provided to children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and makes some recommendations on the need for education and provision of support for their holistic development.
HIV/AIDS is having a devastating effect on the education sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
School inspection and advisory support is the "sin qua non" for ensuring quality in education.