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Educational Development News Blog

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Record Number of Women with HIV Worldwide

BBC reports that the number of adult women with HIV has increased dramatically. 37.2 M adults are reported to be HIV-infected world-wide.

"In sub-Saharan Africa about 60% of those with HIV are women. Over the past two years alone, the number of women infected in East Asia has increased by 56%. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia the number has increased by 48%."

Monday, November 22, 2004

Intel, NIIT Dedicated to Doubling Technology-Assisted Schools in India

Sify reports that Intel and NIIT (IT training) have dedicated themselves to doubling the number of technology-assisted schools in India by 2010. This will increase the number of schools with ICT capablities to 80,000.

"They would also develop new technologies and education models to make technology-assisted learning more affordable and accessible, and will also work with Governments and education planners to define new ICT deployment models, devise IT education standards and build replicable learning models."