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Title - Higher Education strategies to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS among institutionalized students

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David Chakuchichi - Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) David Chakuchichi - Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Presentation Transcript

  • David ChakuchichiZimbabwe Open University
  • Zimbabwe HIV & AIDS2 Statistics  High Prevalence rate of over 29% in 1999,  HIV prevalence rate has fallen to 13.1% in 2010 (MoHCW, 2009). The fall in the prevalence rate attributed  increased promotion of awareness campaigns,  preventive interventions by the different stakeholders  access to antiretroviral drugs rose by 60% coverage in 2010. Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Higher Education a High Risk3 Area  high rates of sexual experimentation, prostitution or transactional sex,  prevalence of gender violence,  vulnerability of female students in negotiating safe sex and  lack of comprehensive programmes to assist students make informed choices. Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Differentiated Strategy4  Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS across the curriculum  conscious programming of HIV and AIDS for the entire Higher Education.  an explicit curriculum mandatory for all learners recommended. Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • AAU (2007) Recommendations5  Adherence to Greater Involvement of PLWHAs  Commitment of Institutional leaders to develop and enforce policies ensuring the uptake of HIV and AIDS courses by all students  Improvement and strengthening of research centres in the sub-regions as centres of excellence for collations of institutional data on HIV and AIDS  Enhanced partnerships for Aids Councils.  Need for home grown HIV and AIDS research agendas  Creating Environments that recognise the need for infected and affected people. Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Method6  The sample included universities, Teachers’ Colleges and Polytechnics with resident students.  The participants of the study were students services practitioners, Health Education and life skills lecturers and students members of HIV clubs.  Data collection was done through telephone interviews. An average of three calls were made to each individual for clarification of information received. HIV Programming Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable
  • University HIV Curriculum7 AU BUS CU GZ HIT MSU NUS SL UZ E T U T S HIV - - - - - - - - - programme for all HIV √ - √ - - √ - - - programme for some implicit √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ curriculum Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Teachers & Technical Colleges8 STC MaT BTT MTe Kus MM MT KP NT TC ec C C C c HIV - - - - - - - - - programme for all HIV material √ √ √ - √ √ - - - included in some courses implicit √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ curriculum Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • HIV Interventions in Universities9 AU BUS CU GZU HIT MS NUS SL U E T U T S ZAwareness √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √CampaignsPeer Education √ √ √ √ - √ - √ √VCTCs √ - - - - - - - - Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Interventions in TRS & TECH10 Colleges MMTC BTTC Kush MTec MaTe MTC NTC STC KP cAwareness Campaign √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √Peer Education √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √VCTC - √ - - √ - - - - Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • HIV Strategy for sustainability11 AU BUS CU GZ HIT MSU NUS SLS UZ E T U T HIV Policy √ √ √ - √ √ - - √ Operate VCTC √ - - - - - - - √ institutional √ - - - - - - - √ budget for HIV Linked to DAC & √ √ √ √ NAC Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • HIV Strategies for sustainability12 Kush MaTe MTec MMT MTC NTC STC BTT KP C C c HIV Policy √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Operate VCTC - √ - - √ - - - - budget for HIV √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Linked to DAC & √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ NAC Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming
  • Recommendations13  that all institutions adhere to the AAU COREVIP (Tripoli, 2007) recommendation and plan of action on HIV and AIDS  That instituions should ensure an explicit HIV and AIDS curriculum for all.  That higher education institutions have links with national HIV and AIDS co-ordination committees.  That all institutions engage in research in line with the country’s HIV research priorities. Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming