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HIV & AIDS An Action Guide for Higher Education Institutions in the SADC Region

Southern African Regional Universities Association, SARUA

Abstract:
HIV/AIDS is currently a major crisis for the Southern Africa region exerting a devastating toll on individuals, families, societies and economies in general. It is having an increasingly damaging impact on the region’s universities institutionally, in termsof new student enrolment, retention of staff and existing students, as well as research quality and capacity. There is also the external impact on unmet demand for graduates in the public and private sectors, especially for business and political leaders, teachers, medical professionals, senior civil servants, the judiciary, diplomats, the military and police. Through commissioning and publishing this “HIV and AIDS Action Guide for Universities”, SARUA seeks to utilise the considerable amount of work already done by a number of universities in the region, consolidate international best practice, and to promote innovative approaches to HIV/AIDS management amongst its members to secure institutional stability and ensure the growth of higher education. Managing the impact of HIV in a forward-looking, tolerant and inclusive framework should reflect the core qualities of our universities; innovation, independent thinking, and leadership.

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Document Title: HIV & AIDS An Action Guide for Higher Education Institutions in the SADC Region
Institution: SARUA


Date:2007
Document Type:Policy Document (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Southern Africa
Keywords:HIV AIDS, HIV AIDS and Higher Education, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Southern African Development Community SADC, Southern Africa


File Size:7.73 MB
Rights:SARUA
Date Added:04 March 2011


Southern African Regional Universities Association, SARUA (2007). HIV & AIDS An Action Guide for Higher Education Institutions in the SADC Region.