UNESCO provides technical support to the Ministries of Education and Health to implement the Health in Brazil in themes related to preventive education on STDs, HIV infection, Aids, teenage pregnancies, and the promotion of health in schools.
Its objective is to integrate the education and health sectors to develop actions focused on promoting sexual and reproductive health education to young students and thus contribute to reducing the vulnerability level that this population segment has concerning the above-mentioned issues.
The Brazilian experience in the field of HIV and AIDS has become an international reference. Non-formal preventive education is still a mark of this successful experience. These actions take place through working groups involved in drafting technical. They reference material for teachers and young people in developing training methodology for professionals (using both traditional and distance learning methods), designing educational projects and curricula for schools, supporting the dissemination of local experiences, and monitoring and evaluating the technical cooperation project.
Health education and well-being for Indigenous peoples
The United Nations and UNESCO have developed actions on health and well-being education for indigenous populations. These actions were produced in a pedagogical, multilingual, and intercultural manner to strengthen health education for indigenous peoples in their mother tongue.