Education and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

Education and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

Publisher: IIEP/UNESCO
Serie: Education in the context of HIV/AIDS
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HIV/AIDS is the most devastating disease the world has ever encountered.Although present on every continent, it is not a democratic disease but one thatshows a special penchant for the most vulnerable members of society – women,the poor, and the young. This book is a wake-up call for the education sectorin the Caribbean to rise to the fundamental challenge of tackling the diseasehead-on. It provides the impetus for educational efforts across the region toimprove knowledge about the disease, develop the skills needed to actresponsibly and creatively against it, promote living and co-operating withothers in a caring, non-stigmatizing way, and foster the ability to make healthyand life-affirming choices.The insistent plea of the book is for every individual and every educationalauthority to ensure that the education sector realizes its potential as oneof humanity’s most powerful agents in combating the spread and impactof HIV/AIDS.

Authors Kelly, Michael J./Bain, Brendan
Country Caribbean
ISBN 976-637-180-6
Date of publication 2005
Number of pages 307 p.

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