Lusophone NetworkMinistry of Education Network of HIV&AIDS Focal Points for Lusophone Africa
The political umbrella for this Network is the Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa, the Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOPS). The Network was created in 2003 and is made up of Ministry of Education Focal Points from
Sao Tome and Principe.
The composition of this Network is based on language rather than geographical location as is the case with the West, Eastern, and Central African Networks. Because of this, these countries also belong to other Networks based on their geographical locations. For example,
Cape Verde and
Guinea-Bissau also belong to the ECOWAS and Mauritania Network, while
Mozambique belong to the Eastern Africa Network.
The Network will be instrumental in bringing together Education and HIV&AIDS Focal Points to prepare an Action Plan to accelerate the education sector response to the HIV&AIDS pandemic. Contact:
Geraldo Joao Martins, email@example.com