It is generally accepted that the education sector has a significant role to play in the prevention of HIV infection, in the support of infected and affected people. HIV/AIDS must be considered core business for every educational institution.
The objectives of this policy are: to ensure a supportive work environment for staff infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to eliminate stigma and discrimination in the workplace on the basis of real or perceived HIV status or vulnerability to HIV infection; to reduce the number of new infections am
Rhodes University commits itself to the creation of HIV and AIDS support structures directed at enhancing the health and welfare awareness of its whole community. This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The aim of this policy is to guide and direct the process of dealing with HIV and AIDS issues in the workplace at all levels in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.
This document updates the 2003 United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education publication, HIV/AIDS and Education: A Strategic Approach.
Lessons learnt from Phase 1 and the result of a survey on best practices in HIV and AIDS management in African higher education institutions initiated by the AAU in 2007 have led to the development of the AAU HIV and AIDS 5-year Strategic Framework, to be implemented as Phase 2 of the AAU HIV/AID
The launch of this Education Sector HIV and AIDS Policy is a manifestation of the Ministry of Education's commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS in the education sector as its contribution toward the national multi-sectoral response as well as the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).
This HIV & AIDS strategic plan of the Education sector, which is aligned with the National Strategic Framework (NSF 2009-2013), will provide broader strategies from which every education stakeholder will derive their annual work plan for HIV and AIDS interventions within the sector.
This policy has been developed in recognition of the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS on the education sector and the comparative advantage that the sector has in combating the epidemic through teachers, students and their families.
HIV prevention programming is increasingly taking place in school settings, which provide an expansive population of young people and offer immense potential for making a large and much-needed impact in the lives of this target group.