The impact of the AIDS epidemic on schooling in sub-Saharan Africa

Case Studies & Research
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
64 p.
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L’impact de l’épidémie du VIH/SIDA sur la scolarisation en Afrique subsaharienne

This report assesses the actual and likely impacts of HIV/AIDS epidemic on schooling in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it reviews available evidence concerning the school attendance of orphans and morbidity and mortality among teachers in high prevalence countries. The main conclusion is that, while the epidemic poses a sizeable threat to the provision of basic and other education and training in some African countries, the likely overall impact of the epidemic in the continent as a whole will not be as catastrophic as has been widely suggested.

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