EU grant for HIV/AIDS programmes

30 November 2007 | Story by Newsroom

UCT has been awarded R2.8million from the European Union for a range of HIV/AIDS activities.

The beneficiaries of the grant include The Desmond Tutu HIV/AIDS Centre, the Department of Student Affairs' Student Wellness service, the Discrimination and Harassment Office (DISCHO), The Department of Sociology's MPhil in HIV/AIDS and Society as well as HIV/AIDS Coordination - UCT (HAICU).

The grant will be used to strengthen existing strategies and develop new ones. Five themes identified by the EU for which the money will be used are:

  • Implementing comprehensive institutional-level HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programmes based on agreed norms and standards
  • Facilitating behaviour change through intervention programmes addressing gender/masculinity in relation to HIV/ AIDS and those that address HIV/AIDS within curricula
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Strengthening HIV/AIDS research in higher education by enhancing research systems and structures
  • Effective planning, management, co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of institutional HIV/AIDS programmes

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