Kenya: World Bank Seeks to Accelerate Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS
November 27, 2007
Improving the education sector's response to HIV/AIDS will be the focus of a five-day, World Bank-organized meeting that gets underway Wednesday in Nairobi. More than 80 participants from 33 nations in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to take part. "The meeting's overall goal is to strengthen the ability of Ministries of Education staff to accelerate the education sector response to school health and HIV/AIDS through the development of stronger policies and strategies as part of national sector plans," the bank said in a statement. The meeting is timed to coincide with an international conference of members of the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team for Education, which is also being staged in Kenya.
Xinhua News Agency
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