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1 David Chakuchichi Zimbabwe Open University

2 Zimbabwe HIV & AIDS 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 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

3 Higher Education a High Risk 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. 3 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

4 Differentiated Strategy 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. 4 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

5 AAU (2007) Recommendations 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. 5 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

6 Method 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. 6 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

7 University HIV Curriculum AUBUSECUTGZUHITMSUNUSTSLSUZ HIV programme for all HIV programme for some implicit curriculum 7 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

8 Teachers & Technical Colleges BTT C NTC MTC KP MM TC STC MTe c MaT ec Kus h HIV programme for all HIV material included in some courses implicit curriculum 8 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

9 HIV Interventions in Universities AUBUSECUTGZUHITMSUNUSTSLSUZUZ Awareness Campaigns Peer Education - - VCTCs Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

10 Interventions in TRS & TECH Colleges BTTC NTC MTC KP MMTC STC MTec MaTec Kush Awareness Campaign Peer Education VCTC Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

11 HIV Strategy for sustainability AUBUSECUTGZUHITMSUNUSTSLSUZ HIV Policy - -- Operate VCTC institutional budget for HIV Linked to DAC & NAC 11 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

12 HIV Strategies for sustainability BTTC NTC MTC KP MMT C STC MTec MaTe c Kush HIV Policy Operate VCTC budget for HIV Linked to DAC & NAC 12 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming

13 Recommendations 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 countrys HIV research priorities. 13 Higher Education Strategies for Sustainable HIV Programming


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