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African higher education institutions responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Katjavivi, Peter H.; Otaala, Barnabas

Abstract:
The paper examines the situation of HIV/AIDS globally, and in Africa. The observation is that contrary to what is expected  in the early nineties the number of people who have died from AIDS and those who have been infected has almost tripled.  The worst hit nations are in Africa, with India and Caribbean following in "hot pursuit".  In Africa, the epicentre of the pandemic is in Southern African countries.   The paper then provides the present status of HIV/AIDS in higher education institutions in Africa, including examples of good practice with respect to teaching, research and community service and present barriers and challenges.  Concluding remarks reiterate the position of the AAU adopted at their Nairobi meeting in February 2001.  References as well as appendices are provided.  

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Title of Paper: African higher education institutions responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Conference Name: AAU Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP)
Conference Date: 2003-03-17
Conference Location: Mauritius
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2003
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:African Continent
Keywords:HIV AIDS, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Developing countries, Constraints, Policy Development, Community Engagement


File Size:140 KB
Rights:This paper was accessed at http://www.eldis.org/
Date Added:25 January 2008


Katjavivi, Peter H.; Otaala, Barnabas (2003). African higher education institutions responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic Presented at the AAU conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP), Mauritius , March 17-21.