HIV/AIDS Unit

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THE ORGANISATION STRUCTURE IN THE COORDINATION OF HIV/AIDS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

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1. Introduction

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Inline with the Multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS control Approach and \r\nthe Partnership coordination mechanism, the Ministry of Education and \r\nSports established and streamlined the HIV and AIDS structure and \r\nactivities. The Permanent Secretary takes the overall responsibility for\r\n coordination but which function is delegated to the HIV/AIDS Sector \r\nCoordinator, the Director for Basic and Secondary Education \r\nDr.Y.K.Nsubuga and deputized by Mr.Kibenge Aggrey Under secretary \r\nFinance and Administration. Under the HIV/AIDS structure we have the \r\nHIV/AIDS Unit responsible in assisting the HIV/AIDS Sector Coordinator \r\nin backstopping and smooth running of the HIV/AIDS activities.

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The HIV/AIDS Unit is constituted of the following staff

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  1. Technical Adviser
  2. HIV Programs Assistant,
  3. Office Assistant ,
  4. Volunteer,
  5. Driver,
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The HIV and AIDS Unit which exists to support in building the· \r\ncapacity of ·the Ministry of Education and Sports in mainstreaming HIV \r\nand AIDS at several levels of the sector. The Technical Assistant works \r\nwith Focal Point Officers and the Sector Working Groups at the head \r\noffice to ensure that HIV and AIDS are integrated comprehensively in the\r\n sector budgets and plans at the head office and other levels of the \r\neducation sector.

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2. Ministry of Education and Sports 5 year HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategic Plan 2011-2015

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The sector has developed the HIV Prevention Strategic Plan to guide \r\nthe HIV Prevention response in the sector for the next five years

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Vision

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The vision of the sector is to have "No new HIV infections in the Education and Sports Sector” plan has three goals namely:

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  • Goal 1: To contribute to the reduction in the number of \r\npersons in ESS engaged in high risk behaviours that facilitate \r\ntransmission or acquisition of HIV infection.
  • Goal 2:To increase the number of individuals in ESS that access· prevention, care, treatment and social support services
  • Goal 3: To strengthen the capacity of ESS institutions to \r\nplan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate their HIV prevention \r\nprograms
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·Key Objectives

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  • To increase the proportion of individuals in ESS with comprehensive knowledge and skills for preventing· HIV· infection 
  • To increase the proportion of· individuals· in the ESS that \r\nconsistently engage in behaviors that reduce the risk of acquiring or· \r\ntransmitting HIV 
  • To increase the use of sports and other co-curricular activities· in· HIV prevention·
  • To address structural factors that increase vulnerability to HIV among learners, educators, workers and managers in the ESS
  • To increase the number of people in ESS that access health and· medical services
  • To increase the number of people in ESS that access social support services
  • To remove structural factors that affect access to HIV/AIDS related services by people in the ESS
  • To integrate the ESS HIV prevention response within the sector’s investment plan
  • To strengthen HIV coordination· mechanism within the ESS at national and lower levels
  • To build the capacity within the ESS to monitor and evaluate HIV program of the sector
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Expected Outcomes

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Under Goal 1, the anticipated outcomes include

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  • Early sexual debut· reduced by 50%
  • Casual sex· among ESS learners and workers reduced by 50%
  • Multiple and concurrent· partnerships· in previous 12 months among adults reduced· by 50%
  • Cross generational sex reduced by 50%
  • Condom use with multiple and casual sex partners increased· to 50%
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Under Goal 2, the outcomes expected are:

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  • The proportion of· ESS learners , educators and workers· who have ever tested for HIV increased to 80%
  • The % of· ESS male learners, educators and workers that are circumcised increased by 60%
  • The number ESS learners, educators and workers accessing HIV treatment , care and support services increased by 80%
  • At least 80% of the ESS learners, educators and workers exposed to HIV risk accessing PEP
  • The proportion of ESS learners, educators and workers infected with \r\nsexually transmitted infections and exposed· partners accessing· \r\ndiagnosis and treatment services increased by 80%·
  • Proportion of ESS mothers· living with HIV and exposed infants accessing PMTCT services increased to 80%
  • Consistent use of condoms· among ESS learners, educators and workers during risky sex[1] acts increased to 80%
  • PHA support networks at the department, institutional, district and national level established and supported
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It is also expected that under goal 3 the outcomes to be achieved include

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  • ESS· departments devoting at least 1% of their total income to HIV and AIDS interventions
  • Dhe f keeping HIV on the agenda d PTAs to lead the process of \r\nkeeping HIV on the agenda of all tcomes..zations, the private \r\nsectetailed and clear baseline data on the HIV-related knowledge, \r\nattitudes,· perceptions, behaviour· and practices of ESS learners, \r\neducators and non-teaching staff
  • HIV and AIDS education interventions monitored and evaluated at \r\nleast· once every two years to compare progress on the set targets and \r\noutputs/outcomes
  • Annual reports detailing progress on set targets and· outputs/outcomes produced and disseminated to stakeholders
  • Effective and well coordinated· HIV response in the Education sector
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Down load the following reports on the website

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  • Education and Sports Sector HIV Prevention Strategic Plan 2011-2015
  • Special Needs of in-school HIV Positive young people in Uganda.
  • IATT_Case_Study_Review-Uganda2_dec 2008 Dr. Namale
  • Main Report MoES HIV AIDS Impact Assessment Study 2008
  • Formative Evaluation on Presidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth.
  • Regional Situational Analysis study on Education Sector Responses to\r\n HIV &AIDS pandemic in the East African Community Partner States.
  • Research study on HIV/AIDS materials developed to Primary Schools by MoES supported by the Unity Project under Primary PIASCY.
  • Impact of HIVAIDS on Ed & Teachers 2007
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Education Sector HIV/AIDS Policy Guidelines

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  • Education and Sports Sector National Policy Guidelines on HIV and AIDS.
  • Education Sector HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy.
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HIV/AIDS Key Publications:- \r\n

UNAIDS Terminology Guide

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Education HIV Prevetion Strategic 2011_Final_version