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Literacy and HIV

From 08-09-2008 to 08-09-2008 (France) 

Literacy and HIV

‘Literacy is the best remedy’. This was the theme in 2008 of International Literacy Day, which is celebrated every year on 8 September.

A round table on literacy and health at UNESCO’s HQ in Paris explored the complexity of the links between literacy and epidemics. It examined the main challenges, trends and achievements with a view to developing policy, with a focus on HIV and AIDS.

The winners of the 2008 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes offer inspiring examples of how literacy impacts powerfully on the promotion of healthy societies. Those focusing on HIV and AIDS included:

  • Operation Upgrade’s Kwanibela Project in South Africa, which offers an innovative approach to integrating knowledge about HIV and AIDS into literacy programmes.

  • The Reflect and HIV programme in Zambia organized by the People’s Action Forum, remarkable for its cultural programmes in mother tongue languages.

Click here for more details about these and other prize winners.

Full details about International Literacy Day 2008

  • Start date (local time): 08-09-2008 9:00 am
  • End date (local time): 08-09-2008 4:00 pm

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