|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science|
|Abstract||Research Project 2001-2003 ’ explores lessons learnt within the field of HIV/AIDS communication programming and seeks in particular to understand the particular strengths and weaknesses of edutainment as a communication strategy, with the South African media NGO ‘Soul City – Institute for Health and Development Communication ’ being the main case studied and parallel case studies being conducted in Vietnam and Burkina Faso. The project is interdisciplinary, with the participation of anthropologists, public health specialists and communication researchers. The case studies in Vietnam and Burkina Faso aim uncover the current state of HIV/AIDS communication programming in these countries, and to assess the possibilities of applying edutainment as part of the country’s response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Background The situation regarding HIV/AIDS in the world is dramatic: 34 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, 25 million of them in Africa South of Sahara. 18.8 million are dead of AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and 13.2 million children have become orphans since the beginning of the epidemic (UNAIDS, 2000). While in Southern Africa HIV/AIDS is a devastating epidemic striking and affecting all sectors of society, it is in Asia a ‘ticking bomb’, with scary statistics and|
|Educational Role||Student ♦ Teacher|
|Age Range||above 22 year|
|Education Level||UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study|
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