AIDS Education Global Information System is conceived as a global informational response to the global AIDS pandemic. The website includes databases of articles, information from US government sources, and more.
The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The HIV/AIDS section of the website offers links to various forms of information resources such as forums, programme summaries, analysis, interviews.
Eldis is a gateway to information on development in countries of the South. Its coverage includes social, economic, political and environmental issues. The Eldis Education Resource Guide has a section on HIV/AIDS with links to reports, studies, manuals and other documents.
HIV InSite is developed by the Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). HIV InSite's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material and a great number of links to external websites. Country pages and a newswatch are also provided.
id21 is a fast-track research reporting service funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to bring UK-based development research findings and policy recommendations to policymakers and development practitioners worldwide. Online, in print and through the southern media, id21 showcases recent research findings and policy lessons on major development issues. Id21 HIV/AIDS webpage provides links to other HIV-related resources on the web, as well as a list of resources (publications’ abstracts with their source)
International AIDS Economic Network
The International AIDS Economic Network (IAEN) focuses on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, providing data, tools, and analysis for researchers and policymakers working to define and implement effective AIDS policy. The website features announcements, country pages, survey results, the IAEN newsletter as well as a library with materials about the public economics and policies of HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
The SHARED (Scientists for Health and Research for Development) website aims to share essential information on health research and development in the setting of developing countries. The web interface facilitates efficient communication between people and organisations, based on high quality information contained in underlying or connected databases. Information can be accessed through searching for project, people, or organizations.
UN, INTERNATIONAL, BILATERAL AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of HIV/AIDS prevention (USA)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
In the field of HIV/AIDS, CDC’s mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration with community, state, national, and international partners.
Canadian International Development Agency
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
Department for International Development (UK)
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Government department responsible for promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty. The central focus of the Government’s policy is a commitment to the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals, to be achieved by 2015. Use the function “search this site” to find resources on HIV/AIDS and Education, DFID Education Policy Documents, press releases or research papers.
Education for All
The Education for All (EFA) movement took off at the World Conference on Education for All in 1990. Since then, governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and the media have taken up the cause of providing basic education for all children, youth and adults. The UNESCO website’s section on EFA provides links to all relevant background documents, monitoring reports, information on countries, regional forums and coordinating activities.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (Germany)
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)GmbH is a German government-owned corporation for international cooperation with worldwide operations. The HIV/AIDS part of the website describes different GTZ projects and includes a database of recommended readings.
HIV/AIDS Learning Strategy for the United Nations
HIV/AIDS Learning Strategy for the United Nations: Building Competence of the UN and its staff to Respond to HIV/AIDS. This website has been set up to allow for a global dialogue about the UN's HIV/AIDS learning strategy. It includes drafts of documents that may be part of the larger strategy, knowledge about existing learning needs and ideas on how to learn more about these needs, existing learning resources and programmes from inside and outside the UN system, ideas on how to approach HIV/AIDS learning and the challenges of such learning.
National Prevention Information Network (USA)
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, stocks and disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB to organizations and people working in those disease fields in international, national, state, and local settings. The website allows to locate sources for fact sheets, monographs, reports, modules, etc.
Norwegian Agency for Development
(NORAD)The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation's purpose is to assist developing countries in their efforts to achieve lasting improvements in political, economic and social conditions for the entire population within the limits imposed by the natural environment and the natural resource base.
Swedish International Development Cooperation -Sida
Sweden's international HIV/AIDS strategy "Investing for the future generations" guides Sida's HIV/AIDS work within all sectors. HIV/AIDS is now integrated in all programmes including education.
United Nations Development Program
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) advocates for placing HIV/AIDS at the centre of national planning and budgets; helps build national capacity to manage initiatives that include people and institutions not usually involved with public heath; and promotes decentralized responses that support community-level action. UNDP supports HIV/AIDS national efforts by offering knowledge, resources and best practices from around the world. The website offers access to materials including national reports, issue papers, research documents as well as information about UNDP’s activities.
United States Agency for International Development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency providing economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.
NGOS AND INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES/PROGRAMMES
AVERT is a UK-based charity responsible for a wide range of education and medical research work related to HIV prevention and improving the quality of life of those already infected.
Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world. The website provides a wide range of resources on adolescent sexual health (in the US and developing countries), peer education, youth in high-risk situations. A section also gives access to detailed lessons plans, including:
- Guide to Implementing TAP (Teens for AIDS Prevention) Peer Education Program
- Life Planning Education (LPE)
Family Health International
Family Health International (FHI), established in 1971, is a nonprofit international public health organization, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries. FHI is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide, a mission that is pursued through a diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The website gives access to a wide range of publications, project descriptions and country profiles.
Focus on Young Adults Programme
Focus on Young Adults Programme was a six-year programme (1995-2000) of Pathfinder International in partnership with the Futures Group International and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The programme focused on young adult reproductive health issues, policies and programmes in all regions of the developing world.
Futures Group, established in 1971, with organizational and programmatic offices in the United States, Europe, and throughout the developing world, is a global leader in public health and social concerns helping address some of the world's most pressing and difficult problems. The website provides access to a wide range of resources including HIV/AIDS-related projects in many countries around the world (with related links and publications).
The International Planned Parenthood Federation links national autonomous Family Planning Associations in over 180 countries worldwide concerned with family planning and sexual and reproductive health.
Pathfinder International supports high quality family planning and reproductive health services that improve the lives of women, men, and children throughout the developing world. Working in 23 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Near East, Pathfinder is committed to making family planning and reproductive health services available to all who want them. A wide range of issues are addressed through the five following priorities: access, aids, advocacy, abortion and adolescents.
The Population Council is an international, non-profit institution that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health. Its HIV/AIDS section addresses issues of prevention, microbicides, youth, access to treatment, discrimination. The HIV and AIDS section provides links to publications, programmes and research projects by the Population Council and partners organisations.
Directed by the Population Council (and funded by USAID), the Horizons Project is a team of US-based and international organizations working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact on individuals and communities. The program designs, implements, and evaluates innovative service delivery strategies. Research projects are accessible by region.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. It develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. SIECUS has developed the National School Health Clearinghouse in an effort to give professionals easy access to essential school health information. Contents include state and local policies, sexual health promotion programs, national guidelines, information on curricula, and links to additional information on the Web.
The Synergy Project is a five-year, performance-based contract that provides technical assistance and services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to design, evaluate, and coordinate HIV/AIDS programs and identify and disseminate lessons learned from these programs. The Synergy AIDS Resource Center contains documents that are relevant to HIV/AIDS project management and research. It also includes a section on country profiles, as well as links to HIV/AIDS conferences and events.
YouthNet (headed by Family Health International) is a global, USAID-sponsored program to improve reproductive health and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among people 10 to 24 years old. YouthNet builds on the USAID-funded FOCUS on Young Adults program (95-2001), continuing its emphasis on global technical leadership and adding technical assistance services and country-level interventions.
ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND RESEARCH
Centre for Sexual Health Research (UK)
The Centre for Sexual Health Research was established in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton in May 1994. Their sex and sexuality education resources web page gives access to very useful materials specifically related to school-based programmes (Evidence and Guidelines, Policy and Practice, Curricula, Lessons Plans).
Current Issues in Comparative Education
Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE) is an online journal from Teachers College, Columbia University. It aims to provide a multi-faceted view of comparative education by addressing changes in world politics, economic markets and the social milieu as they affect education Volume 3, Number 1 (2000) addresses the issue of the spread of HIV/AIDS and Education.
Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs
The Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a pioneer in the field of strategic, research-based communication for behavior change and health promotion. The Center provides strategic communication expertise to design, implement, monitor and evaluate HIV/AIDS communication programs. The website lists contacts for projects all around the world, and also hosts a wide collection of Health Communication Materials, publications and training tools.
Multi-Site Teaching Education Research
Multi-Site Teaching Education Research (MUSTER) is a collaborative research project co-ordinated from the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex Institute of Education. MUSTER focuses on generating new understandings of teacher education; it was also designed to provide opportunities to build research and evaluation capacity in teacher education in developing countries through active engagement with the research process. A few documents and projects specifically address the issue of HIV/AIDS and education.
National Centre in HIV Social Research
The National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR) is located in Sydney and was established in 1990 with funding from the Commonwealth government. Within the context of HIV, hepatitis B and C and sexually transmissible infections, the research focus is on groups and populations most at risk of infection and identified in the National Strategies. The website describes current research projects and gives access to resources dealing with people living with AIDS as well as sexual issues.
(see this link for a study done on HIV and sexual health education in primary and secondary schools in selected Asia-Pacific countries).
Sex Education Forum
The Sex Education Forum is one of several fora hosted by the National Children’s Bureau (which promotes the interests and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives). The Sex Education Forum is the national authority on sex and relationships education. It aims to promote sex and relationships education for all children and young people at home; in school and educational settings; and in health, youth, community and public care settings.
School Health aims to “Improve Learning through better Health, Nutrition and Education for the School-Aged Child”. The assumption is that the education system provides some of the answers to improve the health of the school-aged child. In many developing countries there are more schools than clinics and more teachers than health workers. Delivering health programmes through the education system, that already has a well-supported and developed infrastructure in many countries, is one of the most cost effective of public health strategies.
UNIFEM's Online Resource Centre and web portal is a response to a new demand for gender-specific knowledge and information. Its aim is to provide a range of information, materials, debates and practical tools, links to other quality websites on gender and HIV/AIDS, as well as a home in cyberspace for the global community to share insights, materials, research, best practices and much more.
Living for Tomorrow
Living for Tomorrow was a pilot project that was carried out by The Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research (NIKK) from 1998-2000 with young people (15-17) in Tallinn, Estonia. Based on gender-focused research, it sought to develop critical literacy about gender-biased attitudes and sexual behaviours that heighten risks for HIV/STI infection. Facilitation of the action initiatives included men and women - sex education in the Baltic States has traditionally been relegated mostly to women.
Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Africa
Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Africa in the Context of EFA. A series of seminars were organized seeking to accelerate the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Africa. This is an initiative of the HIV/AIDS affected countries and the UNAIDS Interagency Task Team for Education (IATT), and calls for a multi-partner effort from countries, development partners, civil society and the private sector to promote high level understanding and leadership, and the development of effective national responses across the education sector. Project-related documents can be accessed through the School Health Website, which provides other relevant links to the World Bank Source Book and other reference material).
AfroAIDSinfo is an Internet project of the South African Medical Research Council (MRC). The aim of the project is to disseminate important information on HIV/AIDS to researchers, the health profession, the public, infected individuals, educators and policy-makers. Selected editorial and information links are published on the portal in an ongoing effort to educate and update each of these audiences and assist them in the fight against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
The electronic conference for the 'African Networks for Health Research & Development' (AFRO-NETS) was established in 1997 to facilitate exchange of information among different networks active in Health Research for Development in Anglophone Africa, and to facilitate collaboration in the fields of capacity building, planning, and research.
AIDS Foundation of South Africa
This website aims to provide general information about AIDS in a South African context, keep interested parties informed of the AIDS Foundation's activities and facilitate an accessible channel for anyone wishing to contribute to the financial support given to various AIDS initiatives.
Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation
The Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) is a South African non-profit organisation working in the area of HIV/AIDS social research, project development and communications. CADRE strives to locate key HIV/AIDS research in the public domain. Its website provides access to a wide range of contemporary HIV/AIDS behavioural and social research, conference papers, communication materials, support to media workers and links to HIV/AIDS organisations.
Educational Development & Support Network
The Educational Development & Support Network (ED'S Net), developed by the National Institute for Educational Development, is designed as a gateway to professional development, resources, and discussions concerning education in Namibia. The HIV/AIDS and Education web page is provided as a venue to explore issues related to HIV/AIDS and Education within Namibia, giving links to resources for HIV/AIDS education and awareness, to websites that provide information on HIV/AIDS statistics for Namibia and the Southern African region, and communications tools for sharing information, ideas, and strategies for addressing HIV/AIDS and its effects on learners, educators, and the education system as a whole.
Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division
The Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), located at the University of Natal, Durban, was established in 1998 as a research and training organization. It undertakes academic and applied research into the economic, development and social impacts of HIV/AIDS. The website provides information on workshops, a newsletter, as well as AIDS toolkits aimed at standard government ministries.
Established in 2001, HIVAN's core mission is to facilitate multisectoral partnerships around HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal. Its fundamental aim is to bring together researchers, policy-makers, interventionists, service-providers and communities into meaningful and rewarding alliances, aimed at addressing the multiple problems heralded by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The website lists major reports, evaluations of interviews, publications and initiatives in the field of HIV/AIDS. It also houses an on-line database of individuals and organisations involved in HIV/AIDS work as well as current activities in the HIV/AIDS field in KwaZulu-Natal.
A portal on HIV/AIDS in Africa, the Red Ribbon website provides links to medical research, basic and legal information about HIV/AIDS as well as living with AIDS.
The AIDS Analysis Africa Online sectionfocuses on the social, economic and demographic challenges of – and responses to – HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa (resources are classified by country).
SAfAIDS is a regional HIV/AIDS resource (RHR) established in 1994 and based in Zimbabwe. The organisation's goal is to disseminate HIV/AIDS information in order to promote, inform and support appropriate responses to the epidemic in the fields of HIV prevention, care and long-term planning.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
La iniciativa regional sobre SIDA para América Latina y el Caribe (SIDALAC) es un proyecto que fue promovido por el Banco Mundial. El objetivo general de este proyecto es contribuir a la movilización de esfuerzos nacionales e internacionales en América Latina y el Caribe en contra de las epidemia del SIDA, mediante: la sensibilización de tomadores de decisiones en la región; el apoyo al desarrollo de una nueva generación de programas de control del SIDA; el apoyo al desarrollo de enfoques regionales específicos para América Latina y el Caribe en cuanto al SIDA.
The Latin American and the Caribbean Council of Aids Services Organizations (LACCASO) is the Regional Secretariat of ICASO/ International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, at Toronto, Canada. Its information center provides links to articles, documents, and conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Pan American Health Organization (HIV/AIDS web page)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. The Organization's essential mission is to strengthen national and local health systems and improve the health of the peoples of the Americas, in collaboration with Ministries of Health, other government and international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, social security agencies, community groups, and many others.
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