Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Six weekly AIDs/HIV education sessions were implemented in the two experimental schools by the main investigator (a community physician) with the assistance of two trained teachers. Each session lasted between 2 and 6 h. The program included the use of health education tools such as lectures, film shows, role-plays, stories, songs, debates and essays. A demonstration on the proper use of condoms was done.

Study Results: Increased condom use and reduced number of sexual partners.

Reference: Fawole, I. O. (1999). A school-based AIDS education programme for secondary school students in Nigeria: a review of effectiveness. Health Education Research, 14(5), 675 683.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good