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Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV. Five by Donald Bundy,Anthi Patrikios,Changu Mannathoko, et al.The

By Donald Bundy,Anthi Patrikios,Changu Mannathoko, et al.The World Bank|The World Bank||Adult NonfictionHealth & Fitness, PoliticsLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 26.05.2010Street date: 26.05.2010

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1 Bachir Sarr is now working with the Canadian AIDS Society. K. org for more details). In recent years, the education sector has come to play an increasingly important role in preventing HIV. Children of school age have the lowest HIV infection rates of any population sector. Even in the worst affected countries, most schoolchildren are not infected. For these children, there is a window of hope, a chance to live a life free from AIDS, if they can acquire knowledge, skills, and values that will help protect them as they grow up.

Providing young people, especially girls, with the “social vaccine” of education offers them a real chance of a productive life (World Bank 2002). Young people, particularly girls, who fail to complete a basic education are more than twice as likely to become infected with HIV, and the Global Campaign for Education has estimated that some 7 million cases of HIV could be avoided by the achievement of Education for All (EFA) (GCE 2004). Studies in South Africa (Hargreaves et al. 2007; Bärnighausen et al.

Participating Countries Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania (mainland and Zanzibar) Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Participating Development Partners and Organizations United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/ International Bureau of Education (UNESCO/IBE); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization–International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (UNESCO–IICBA); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO/IIEP); United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI); United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); World Bank; World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organization (WHO).

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