|Health & HIV/AIDS Education in Primary and Secondary Schools in Africa & Asia No. 14 (DFID, 1995, 94 p.)|
This study was funded by the British Overseas Development Administration, Education Division. Our thanks go to ODA for the opportunity to be involved in the study. The study was greatly helped by excellent cooperation and support from The British Council, through David Theobold in Manchester, and through the offices in the four countries.
Thanks also to the four centres which collaborated in the study: The College of Community Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan; The Institute of Management in Government, Trivandrum, Kerala, India; The Institute of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda; The Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Ghana.
More specifically, we acknowledge the contributions of individuals from each of the four study sites.
From Ghana special thanks to: the two researchers, Mr Raymond Djan and Mrs Florence Asamoah; Dr Sam Adjei, Director of the Health Research Unit; Felicia Odofo for arranging access to the schools, and providing insight into health education through the Ministry of Education; Dr Kwadwo Mensah, for arranging a series of visits to schools away from the capital.
From India special thanks to: the researcher Mr Oommen Philip, Institute of Management in Government in Kerala; Dr Karande and Dr Shetty, Municipal Corporation Bombay for arranging and assisting in the research carried out in Bombay; Dr Modhavar Nair for arranging meetings with key informants in the Directorate of Health and the Directorate of Education in Kerala.
From Pakistan special thanks to: the researcher Dr Abdul Rashid Choudry, and to Professor Naeem UI Hamid, Principal of the College of Community Medicine, Lahore.
From Uganda special thanks to: the two researchers Dr Joseph Konde Lule and Ms Alice Nankya Ndidde; Dr G Buenger, Head of Institute of Public Health, Kampala; Mrs Speciosia Mbabali for arranging meetings with key informants in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and UNICEF; Dr Patrick Brazier, Acting Director of British Council for the logistic support provided and to Ms Catherine Othieno for arranging meetings with key informants in Tororo District.
The Ministries of Health and Education in all four countries welcomed the work and gave us access to relevant organizations and resources.
There are also many individuals and organizations within the four countries who willingly gave their time to talk to us and to take us to visit schools, parents and local communities - without such cooperation the study would not have made much progress.
Most significantly, we would like to extend our thanks to the head teachers, staff and students of the schools which participated in the study. In all cases, we enjoyed meeting and working with the students - and appreciated their willingness to share their ideas. We very much hope that the material brought together in this report may prove useful in schools, in helping to develop relevant health and AIDS education materials.
In the report, a number of the young people's drawings have been reproduced. We wish to acknowledge their contribution. We wish also to thank Veronica Birley of Tropix for her sensitive handling of some of this material for publication.
Finally, the tireless and skillful work of Paula Waugh, ERG secretary, has brought this project through its variuos stages. Her role in data entry, word processing, layout and preparation of documents is most gratefully acknowledged.