November 30, 2006

World Aids Day today, December 1st

Upperdate: I'm building up a list of resources on HIV/AIDS for TEFL teachers, particularly those in Japan/Asia (I'm obviously open to ESL AIDS resources, too). If you know any good sites, or want to join the wiki (or know of a good wiki that's already been started on this), please leave it in a comment below, or email me directly.

Update: Mercy Corp has a good website on HIV/AIDS initiatives around the world.
And Barbara points me to the UK Oxfam website, which includes a video of Annie Lennox lending her support to the initiative.
Here's series of pages created by and for middle school students in the US. (The English is roughly intermediate/upper-intermediate level.)

UNICEF UK has a good page of resources for teachers, including this page on teaching controversial issues.

According to this table, the infection rate in the US is 0.6% of the population (2003 estimate) (rank #69), that in the UK is 0.2 % (2001 estimate) (rank #93), in China 0.1% (2003 estimate) same as Japan (rank #126), and in Japan 0.1% (2003 estimate) (rank #148).

World Aids Day - December 1st. Find out more on Wikipedia, the World Aids Campaign, or WorldAIDSDay.org
Check out this 8-minute video: Stop Aids - what will you do?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check it out!

I came across Oxfam’s website and they have a cool video from Annie Lennox talking about the key issues on World AIDS Day
www.oxfam.org.uk/stopaids

You can also learn about how Novartis Pharmaceuticals is challenging India in patent laws, which includes important public health safeguards.

Hope you find it as interesting as I did.