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HIV & AIDS Mainstreaming Approaches in the TEVT Sector – Zambian Case Study

HIV & AIDS Mainstreaming Approaches in the TEVT Sector – Zambian Case Study

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This paper looks at:
* The role of the Vocational Training Ministry in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
* The role of the Training Authority (TEVETA) in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector; &
* The role of TEVT institutions in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
This paper looks at:
* The role of the Vocational Training Ministry in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
* The role of the Training Authority (TEVETA) in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector; &
* The role of TEVT institutions in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;

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REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
HIV & AIDS MAINSTREAMING APPROACHES IN THE TEVT SECTOR – THE ZAMBIAN CASE
Sarah S Kaulule, Dominic Kasosa, Gabriel S KonayumaMSTVT, Zambia9 October 2006
 
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Introduction
Mainstreaming of HIV & AIDS in TVET sector in Zambia is being undertaken atthree levels:
 
Ministerial:
Policy formulation
 
Regulatory:
Policy guidance and implementation
 
Institutional:
Implementation
Outline of Paper
This paper looks at:
 
The role of MSTVT in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
 
The role of TEVETA in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
 
The role of TEVT institutions in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in the TEVT sector;
MSTVT’s role in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the TEVT sector
 
MSTVT has formulated the
Work place HIV/AIDS policy
 
 
Purpose: To provide guidelines on how to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in theMinistry and its Institutions
 
How?:- Through sensitisation and prevention programmes;
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mitigation of HIV/AIDS impact through psychosocial counselling and
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Anti-retroviral Therapy network programmes;
MSTVT Policy guiding principles:
 
Ministerial Leadership and Commitment;
 
Institutional Approach and Partnership;
 
Public Health Approach.
General Objective of the Policy
“To provide the framework that will facilitate consistency in the Ministry’s responseto the challenges of HIV/AIDS in the Ministry and all institutions that fall under it”
Specific Objectives of the MSTVT Policy
 
To promote interventions that prevent, prolong and improve the quality of life of staff,their families and students;
 
To facilitate institutionalization and integration of HIV/AIDS activities in theMinistry’s and institutional programmes;
 
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To provide care and support to all staff, their families as well as students living withHIV/AIDS;
 
To enhance linkages among research and development institutions, counselling andtesting centres, the Ministry and its training institutions;
 
To establish effective monitoring and evaluation systems for HIV/AIDS programmes.
Issues Addressed by MSTVT Policy
 
HIV/AIDS amongst the members of staff, their families and students by facilitating thecreation of an enabling environment to effectively fight the pandemic in the work place and learning institutions.
Policy Strategies
 
Scale up sensitization programmes & activities through provision of HIV/AIDSinformation, education and communication among members of staff, their families andstudents;
 
Encourage abstinence and promote safer sex through condom use and other barriermethods;
 
Provide ARV’s and good nutrition;
 
Provide support and care for positive living;
 
Promote behavioral change among students as a way of preventing HIV transmissionand infection.
 
Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS activities into the Ministry’s programmes;
 
Facilitate formulation of curriculum on HIV/AIDS institutions;
 
Advocate for benefits of HIV/AIDS policy to members of staff, their families andstudents;
 
Build capacity in MSTVT institutions on HIV/AIDS;
 
Strengthen structures for effective coordination of HIV/AIDS activities.
 
Ensure staff, their families and students, regardless of their status, enjoy their rights asenshrined in the UN Charter on Human Rights to health;
 
Facilitate provision of home based care services;
 
Facilitate formation of HIV/AIDS support groups.
TEVETA’s role in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the TEVT sector
 
TEVETA is a regulator of the TEVET Sector
 
It has three divisions viz.: Training Standards, Development and Finance &Administration.
 
Development division has three units: Entrepreneurship & Informal Sector andLiaison.
 
Liaison unit is responsible for Cross-Cutting Issue’s which include HIV/AIDS.

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