United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNESCO Chair in HIV/AIDS, Education and Health Security in Africa (787), established in 2007 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Fields/Disciplines

HIV/AIDS, Education and Health Security in Africa.

Objectives

  • To investigate and assess claims made that HIV and AIDS is a national and international security issue in Africa.  In particular the Chair will investigate claims relating to the impact of high HIV prevalence on state stability in Africa; on the relative vulnerability of security forces, including peacekeepers, to HIV infection;  and on the relationship between conflict and the spread of HIV in Africa.
  • To map policy responses to HIV and AIDS in Africa, in particular those related to or driven by security concerns and including AIDS education policies; and to assess the effectiveness of policies for HIV and AIDS relief based on security concerns.
  • To network with other scholars working in the field to better understand the relationship between HIV, AIDS and security in Africa.

Host Institution

University of Wales, Aberystwyth (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education.

Document

Progress report 2008-2009 (short version)

                                  

Contact

Prof. Colin J.McInnes, Department of International Politics, University of Wales
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address -
cjm(at)aber.ac.uk
Work Phone - 01970 622-700
Fax - 01970-622-709
Street
- Old College, King Street
City - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA
Country - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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