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Health & HIV/AIDS education in primary & secondary schools in Africa & Asia - Education Research Paper No. 14, 1995, 94 p.

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Policies, Practice & Potential: Case Studies from Pakistan, India, Uganda, Ghana

E. Barnett, K. de Koning and V. Francis

Education Resource Group

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

in collaboration with:

The College of Community Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan
The Institute of Management in Government, Kerala, India
The Institute of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda
The Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Ghana

December 1995

Serial No. 14
ISBN: 0 902500 69 4

Overseas Development Administration


This is one of a series of Education Papers issued from time to time by the Education Division of the Overseas Development Administration. Each paper represents a study or piece of commissioned research on some aspect of education and training in developing countries. Most of the studies were undertaken in order to provide informed judgements from which policy decisions could be drawn, but in each case it has become apparent that the material produced would be of interest to a wider audience, particularly but not exclusively those whose work focuses on developing countries.

Each paper is numbered serially, and further copies can be obtained through the ODA's Education Division, 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL, subject to availability. A full list appears overleaf.

Although these papers are issued by the ODA, the views expressed in them are entirely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the ODA's own policies or views. Any discussion of their content should therefore be addressed to the authors and not to the ODA.

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Summary of conclusions

List of abbreviations


Section 1 - An overview of the issues facing policy makers

A model of health education
Does health education affect health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, and influence health outcomes?
Health education in the curriculum

Section 2 - Case studies: Methodology and findings



Case study 1: Pakistan


1.1 General Context
1.2 Health and AIDS education: Curriculum activities
1.3 The concerns of young people
1.4 Opportunities for development

Case study 2: India


2.1 General context
2.2 Health and AIDS Education: curriculum activities
2.3 The concerns of young people
2.4 Opportunities for development

Case study 3: Uganda


3.1 The general context
3.2 Health and AIDS education: curriculum activities
3.3 The concerns of young people
3.4 Opportunities for development

Case study 4: Ghana


4.1 The general context
4.2 Health and AIDS education: Curriculum activities
4.3 The concerns of young people
4.4 Opportunities for development