The impact of HIV and AIDS on higher education institutions in Uganda

The impact of HIV and AIDS on higher education institutions in Uganda

Publisher: IIEP
Serie: Education in the context of HIV/AIDS
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It is widely known that the HIV and AIDS pandemics have serious impacts on different areas of society where prevalence is high. This study aims to determine the extent of such impacts on education, notably how HIV and AIDS affect education institutions in Uganda. To do so it undertook a literature review and carried out a survey among staff and teachers in various higher education institutions nationwide. It attempts to identify some of the predisposing factors to HIV infection and proposes some measures to help mitigate its spread. Higher education has an important role in the process of human development, as it provides the high-level skills necessary for every labour market and the training essential for a myriad of skilled personnel, such as teachers, doctors and scientists, and it forms such individuals that drive local economies, support civil society, teach children, lead effective governments, and make important decisions that affect an entire society. While this study aims to gather details, fact and opinions of those delivering the education, those receiving it and those in its administration, it is hoped that the voices of those who are more aware of the seriousness of the situation will ring out to those who have the power to take action in response to the problems and issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

Authors Anne R. Katahoire, Edward K. Kirumira, Anne Katahoire
Country Uganda
ISBN 978-92-803-1307-9
Date of publication 2008
Number of pages 159 p.

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