William Saint, Barnabas Otaala, Dhianaraj Chetty, Margaret Achieng Ojuando
World Bank, 2004
"Tertiary institutions have long cherished a tradition of autonomy that surpasses that of many other institutions in society. With regard to HIV/AIDS, this autonomy can become a liability, as it often leaves tertiary institutions outside the field of action taken by ministries of education or health to tackle the disease at a national level. For this reason, initiatives to confront AIDS within tertiary institutions must begin at home. Vocal and visible concern with this problem must be demonstrated by institutional leaders. Development of an institutional policy for managing the challenge of AIDS is an essential step in asserting control over the threat of AIDS. Responding to AIDS is both a social and ethical responsibility for tertiary institutions. But in doing so, they also fashion opportunities to regenerate themselves and realign their capabilities to contribute to national development within a constantly changing economic and social environment (Chetty, 2000)."