Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and performance of pupils/students in Busia District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) remains a major health challenge world over. In this research, I tried to uncover its effects on performance in schools. It was found that its damage requires special efforts to address.”Ihira” was an illness that closely resembled AIDS. Its cause was “immoral conduct”. The cure for “ihira” was a concotion of herbs called “amanyasi”. Could the cure for AIDS lie in “Amanyasi?”. In chapter one I deal with the rationale, statement of the problem, objectives, scope of the study and significance. “In research on drug producing plants, a multi-disciplinary approach which uses the various branches of bio-chemical and physical sciences is vital (Kenya Medical Research Institute. KEMRI-1995) In chapter two, Review of the Related Literature is solely taken from a 2004 WHO report on the status of AIDS. The report highlights the reemergence of diseases like tuberculosis and importance of ARVs. Chapter three is on Research Methodology. Here research design, population sample. Research instruments, validity and reliability are covered. Chapter four is on results and data analysis. Finally, chapter five covers summary, conclusion and recommendations.
A research report presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelors Degree in Science Education of Kampala International University
AIDS, Performance, Busia District