Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The Horizons program of the Population Council embarked on an operations research initiative in Kenya to test the feasibility of implementing a teacher-centered workplace program based in schools. The study was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Kenya Institute of Education, the Teachers Service Commission, and UNICEF. Called Teachers Matter, the project’s main audience was primary and secondary school teachers. The purpose of the research was to assess whether such a program would improve teachers’ HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; increase the proportion of teachers seeking voluntary testing and counseling; and enhance their ability to cope with HIV-related issues in the workplace. The results suggest that a teacher-centered peer education program can be successful in increasing an overall level of openness and comfort surrounding HIV issues in the school setting.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/HIV2.1015

Language

English

Project

Horizons Program

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