HIV-Positive Teachers in Kenya's Central Province Develop Program to Fight Virus Among Teachers, Students
January 31, 2008
A group of HIV-positive teachers in Kenya's Central province has formed a program aimed at educating teachers and students about HIV/AIDS in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease, The Nation/AllAfrica.com reports. HIV prevalence among teachers in the region is 4.5%, according to The Nation/AllAfrica.com.
About 64 schools in the Central province are participating in the Chill program, and Nyaberi said APHIA hopes to expand the program to 10 schools each in the province's Kirinyaga, Murang'a North and Murang'a South districts. APHIA has received permission from the Ministry of Education's director of quality assurance and standards to expand the program into more districts in Central province and Nairobi, the country's capital. Kenneth Misoi, Central province's director of education, welcomed the program's expansion, adding that it is "one way teachers and pupils can try to save the country" from the spread of HIV/AIDS (Mwangi/Muchire, The Nation/AllAfrica.com, 1/30).
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