This study aims to assess the effectiveness of Jamaica's current and planned response to HIV and AIDS in the education sector, highlighting strengths and critical gaps. It outlines parameters for a strategic planning exercise that will develop an action plan for the period 2006-2010 for the education sector which in turn will contribute to the preparation of the National AIDS strategy for the same 5 year period. The report is based on data obtained through a review of documents, stakeholder interviews and field visits in Kingston, Browns Town and Ocho Rios. The education sector response is analysed in terms of its actions in four key areas : 1. Policy, strategic planning and institutional capacity; 2. HIV Prevention; 3. Impact mitigation; 4. Leadership. The review attempted to identify what was working well and should be continued or expanded, what was not yet working but should be continued, what is not working and needs a new strategic approach and what is not relevant and should be dropped.
UNESCO Office Kingston
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