PCF5:Health - HIV and AIDS prevention and awareness

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Title of session

HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness

Session details

  • Date: Wednesday 16th July
  • Time: 14:00
  • 'ROOM: Drama Studio level 1

Session papers

teaching and learning approach(433)

1.Stakeholder participation in HIV/AIDS program in a rural district in Ghana (690) Mr. Ebenezer Koomson 2.Using educational media for HIV/AIDS awareness (60) Dr Pradeep Misra 3. Non-regular education and intervention on HIV/AIDS awareness and training strategies in Nigeria: implications of counseling(751) Dr Joyce Ogunsanmi 4.Online HIV/AIDS education: a doorway to innovative teaching and learning approach(433) Dr Bholah Ravhee

1. Stakeholders participation in HIV/AIDS program in rural Ghana : Mr Ebenezer koomson • HIV/AIDS a negative impact in the Central Region of Ghana and a greater community problem • Key stakeholder participation e.g community involvement, Health and school communities, technical groupings, international organizations • Involvement of community participation in the development of ODL materials • Need for increase in ODL for HIV/AIDS awareness.

2. Using educational media for HIV/AIDS awareness : Dr Pradeep Misra

• Best approach for HIV/AIDS prevention is through education • Need for innovative strategies for HIV/AIDS awareness • Target groups should be students , teachers and parents • Advocacy should be strengthened for ODL in HIV/AIDS awareness • Research

3. Effective education to combat : evaluation of HIV/AIDS course at UNISWA HIV/AIDS by Dr CWS Sukati

• Research questions regarding the course • Contextual background of Swaziland , highest adult infection rate in the world with 42.6% prevalence rate as at 2004 • Methodology: target population students in year 1-3 in the new program • Findings , data analysis and discussion: with mention of topics lecturers • Need for practical sessions , multi-media approach more filed trips • Recommendations: course should be taught for one semester, students to take course seriously, course should be stand alone, more varied instructional methods , course should be enriched with traditional practices and healers

4. Online HIV/AIDS education: a doorway to innovative teaching and learning approach: Dr Bhola Ravhee

• Mauritius H IV/AIDS prevalence rate as at 16.4% and increasing • Skill based HIV/AIDS education at 3 levels • Methodology: Short course, Ethical dimensions, piloting of course , sampling and target group Form V students, evaluation, teacher-student /student-student interactions • Post instruction questioner: meaning of HIV/AIDS, mode of transmission treatments, increased • Conclusion: online application and CD-Rom holds potential impact on HIV/Aids education need to develop another tailored course for all students.

5. Joseph Major: Solomon Island Experience on HIV/AIDS

• 10 cases of reported HIV/AIDS cases in Solomon island • Talked about methodology: cinema , radio, DVD, drama • High illiterate rate in Solomon Island

Key Issues that arose in the session

QU1: How do we sustain public- private participation in sustaining HIV/AIDS education and awareness? • Political communication • Identification of importance of stakeholders • Ownership of stakeholders participation • Involvement of planning • Set up of funding agency

Qu 2. How do we effect good practices in HIV/AIDS awareness in a multi ethnic setting? • Government • Individual • Communities using media(drama), appropriate language

Qu 3 How do we design HIV/AIDS educational matretials for better impact: face-face, online and ODL. • Needs analysis for media and mode to promote awareness: particularly what appeals to people in a given community • Use every available mode • Compulsory HIV/AIDS & sex education • Effective domain on curriculum design to shift attitudes towards PLWHA’s • Community participation and outreach projects • Use Wikieducator life skills program for secondary and post-secondary

Qu 4: Strengthen the media in HIV/AIDS education: overcoming the challenges • Should be seen as a tool

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Points for future action ( policy recommendations ,comments)

1. Advocacy to encourage all age groups to get Voluntary Counseling Testing 2. Increase Production of HIV/AIDS ODL materials 3. Target non formal educational sector in ODL HIV/AIDS awareness 4. Encourage governments to integrate ODL in HIV/AIDS awareness promotion