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Published on January 19, 2008

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Defeating HIV /AIDS through Education – University of the West Indies HIV/ AIDS Response Program (UWI HARP):  Defeating HIV /AIDS through Education – University of the West Indies HIV/ AIDS Response Program (UWI HARP) Sanjana Bhardwaj, MD, MPH Lecturer, Dept of Community Health and Psychiatry, UWI HARP Mona Campus, Jamaica OVERVIEW:  OVERVIEW HIV/AIDS regional and national overview Education Matters University of the West Indies UWI HARP – History Mission and Goals Curriculum development process Other activities, outreach etc Highlights / Challenges HIV /AIDS Overview:  HIV /AIDS Overview HIV /AIDS – The real situation:  HIV /AIDS – The real situation Slide5:  New AIDS Cases Per Year Per 100,000 Population 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 Latin America North America Caribbean Source : CAREC HIV Infection Rates in Adults (1999):  HIV Infection Rates in Adults (1999) HIV Prevalence Rates (%) in Adults 15 - 49 years, 2001:  HIV Prevalence Rates (%) in Adults 15 - 49 years, 2001 AIDS CASES IN JAMAICA RISK BEHAVIOUR:  AIDS CASES IN JAMAICA RISK BEHAVIOUR STD history 36% Multiple sex partners 43% Sex with CSWs 21% Crack cocaine use 7% Commercial Sex Workers HIV Sero-prevalence among those most at risk:  HIV Sero-prevalence among those most at risk Why Education?:  Why Education? Why Education?:  Why Education? No Cure No Vaccine Drug Therapy problems UNGASS 2001 ‘ Prevention must be the mainstay of our response to the HIV /AIDS epidemic’ Education Matters:  Education Matters Education, HIV /AIDS and the Young 2005, reduce HIV prevalence among 15 -24 by 25% in the most affected countries 2005 ensure that at least 90% of youth 15 -24 have access to information, education and services necessary to develop the life skills required to reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection, in full partnership with youth, parents, families, educators and health – care providers (UNGASS 2001) University of the West Indies (UWI):  University of the West Indies (UWI) The University of the West Indies (UWI):  The University of the West Indies (UWI) “A Light arising from the West” Slide19:  “…is supported by and accountable to 16 English-speaking political entities in the Caribbean, each of which is affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.” from Bain and Morrissey Report to UWI HARP, 2002 UWI The Caribbean Region:  The Caribbean Region NEVIS JAMAICA SURINAM VENEZUELA COLOMBIA GUYANA UWI HIV / AIDS Response Programme (UWI HARP) HISTORY:  UWI HIV / AIDS Response Programme (UWI HARP) HISTORY HISTORY - UWI HARP :  HISTORY - UWI HARP 2000 – UWI Vice-Chancellor approached three leaders to ask for increased UWI involvement in the response to HIV/AIDS Launched August 2001 Mona Campus, Jamaica February 2002 St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago February 2002 Cave Hill Campus, Barbados March 2002 Coordinating Unit established at Mona The ‘SIRHASC’ Project :  The ‘SIRHASC’ Project Part of a project for ‘Strengthening the Institutional Response to HIV/AIDS/STI in the Caribbean’ under the management of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Funded by the European Union UWI HARP – Mission and Goals:  UWI HARP – Mission and Goals HARP Mission Statement:  HARP Mission Statement To build and harness capacity within the university in order to contribute maximally to the national, regional and international effort to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on the university itself and on the wider society. UWI-HARP Goals:  UWI-HARP Goals Accelerate action in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through: Research Education & Training Strategic engagement with the wider society Policy development and implementation Partnering with other institutions and agencies UWI-HARP Goals:  UWI-HARP Goals Generate/attract/manage resources to sustain the response to HIV/AIDS Serve as a clearing house for HIV/AIDS information, complementing national, regional and international agencies HARP Team Membership:  HARP Team Membership Multi-disciplinary Staff, students, trade unions Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Media and Communication, Education, Law, Management Studies, Public Relations Government and other representation (by invitation) Curriculum development process:  Curriculum development process Curriculum Development Goal:  Curriculum Development Goal Behavior change for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Specific Objectives:  Specific Objectives Increase HIV/AIDS Awareness Improve accurate knowledge about HIV/AIDS Influence positive attitudes to PLWHA Increase competency and commitment to the regional HIV/AIDS response Model Les Robinson's Model of Behavior Change through Education:  Model Les Robinson's Model of Behavior Change through Education The 'engineered awareness' approach to Behavior change -- Before and After:  The 'engineered awareness' approach to Behavior change -- Before and After Educational Strategies Planned:  Educational Strategies Planned Involve, sensitize and train selected lecturers Infuse HIV/AIDS components into existing courses Develop new courses to fill curriculum gaps Keep a clear focus on the epidemic and related factors Curriculum Development Process:  Curriculum Development Process Formed a curriculum committee Conducted formative research Sought and obtained support from Faculty Administrators support and collaboration from lecturers student support Started course development, modification and pilot teaching Formative Research:  Formative Research Developed criteria for course selection Agreed on key words and questions to ask Reviewed course descriptions using keywords Prepared inventory of all existing courses Collected and reviewed course outlines Formative Research:  Formative Research Conducted in-depth interviews with Lecturers Developed course Matrices Summarized findings and extracted comments Presented findings and brainstormed with faculty members and students Faculties Surveyed:  Faculties Surveyed Humanities and Education Social Sciences Pure and Applied Sciences Medical Sciences Center for Gender studies Foundation courses (All faculties) Key Words for Course Selection:  HIV/AIDS STDs/STIs Reproductive Health Sex/sexuality Human behaviour Behavior change Behavior Change Communication Health Education Health Promotion Gender Drug use/drug abuse Key Words for Course Selection Guiding Questions:  Guiding Questions Does the course have a Specific focus on HIV/AIDS or related areas? What are the surrounding factors addressed? How much time is spent on the HIV/AIDS Content? In what context is HIV/AIDS taught? What is the Method of Delivery? What is the Method of Assessment? Course Matrices:  Course Matrices Summary of findings from: Faculty Catalogues Information from the course outlines Information provided by lecturers or other contact person for the courses Remarks from the UWIHARP/Curriculum Development committee Arranged according to Faculty/Department Content of Course Matrix:  Content of Course Matrix Course Title/Code Faculty/Department Level offered No. of Credits Class Size Required/Optional Specific HIV Focus Non-specific, but relevant to HIV Contact Person(s) Method of Delivery Methods of Assessment Remarks by reviewer/researcher Courses Identified and Classified:  Courses Identified and Classified Strong HIV/AIDS focus Minor HIV/AIDS focus Addressing related factors, e.g. sexuality New courses/programs planned:  New courses/programs planned Masters in Communication and Behavior Change (4 courses) Sociology/Psychology courses (2 courses) New modules in existing courses Summer courses and short courses during the regular semester Slide45:  SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM MATRICES BY FACULTY/DEPARTMENT Involving Stakeholders:  Involving Stakeholders Faculty Deans Presented goals, research findings and action plan Sought feedback, approval and support in implementation Lecturers Brainstormed – Needs, Gaps, Methods, Other factors Helped to plan Training of Trainers Workshops Students Discussed programme goals and objectives Participated in Plenary meetings Programme of Action - based on formative research:  Programme of Action - based on formative research Training of Trainers workshops Course development/modification Development of Resource Manual Monitoring & Evaluation by students and lecturers Phase 2 TOTs – Faculty workshops Support systems Lessons Learned:  Lessons Learned Vital to involve stakeholders Essential to develop broad coalition Health Education and Behavior Change are processes, not “one time” events Reinforcement is necessary for the success of the program Conclusion:  Conclusion The Curriculum Committee:  The Curriculum Committee Brendan Bain Sanjana Bhardwaj Monica Brown, Chair Marjan de Bruin Phyllis Macpherson-Russell Jasneth Mullings Nancy Muturi Hope Ramsay Maxine Ruddock-Small Livingston White UWI HARP Activities:  UWI HARP Activities UWI HARP Committees:  UWI HARP Committees Student Staff Initiative Policy development Website Research Evaluation Documentation ACTIVITIES:  ACTIVITIES Economic Impact Assessment Studies – Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, Haiti Promotional materials Internship / Field practicum experience Resource center Logo UWI HARP Outreach:  UWI HARP Outreach Training and skill building – Dentists, Labour policy, non academic staff, senior matrons, nurses, Bahamas uniformed forces Exhibits – on and off campus, Graffiti wall Distinguished lecture series, Dr Sten Vermund, UAB Safe sex week, World AIDS day Proposals / Grants – UNESCO, CHRC, Global Fund Consultancy, US Ambassadors fund, UNESCO Conferences – APHA, Global Health Council, Caribbean Muticultural conference, International AIDS Conference Newsletter Networking – on / off campus, b/w campuses COLLABORATIONS:  COLLABORATIONS CHARES – Centre for HIV /AIDS Research, Education and Services CHART –Caribbean HIV /AIDS Regional Training Network National AIDS Committee International Organizations International Universities HIGHLIGHTS:  HIGHLIGHTS Unique program MODEL for Universities around the globe Stakeholder involvement Participatory Tailored to felt needs CHALLENGES:  CHALLENGES Diverse Time bound Deliverables Personnel Bureaucratic process Advocacy Thank you:  Thank you

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