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Preventing Preventable Cervical Cancer in Kenya

"Cervical cancer is a prevalent yet preventable cause of death among Kenyan women. Lack of viable vaccination, screening and treatment options, combined with a high incidence of risk are the main causal factors. Subsidized vaccination programs and …

Reducing HIV Infection Rates among Young Kenyan Women

"In Kenya, HIV rates are much higher for women than for men. This gender differential is particularly pronounced for young women aged 15 to 24 years, who are four times more likely to contract HIV than young men in the same age group. Kenya’s polic…

Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS into South African Fisheries Policy

"This study set out to investigate the impact of HIV and Aids on selected fishing communities in South Africa. The goal of the research was to assist DEAT: MCM in mainstreaming HIV/Aids into fisheries policy through ethnographic and in-depth analysi…

AIDS in Southern Africa Thoughts About its Possible Origins

"The truth about the origins of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be evasive. While hope is growing that the world might one day conquer this deadly virus, as evidence points to a declining trend in new infections, the question tha…

Overcoming Africa's Health Burden: Challenges and Prospects

"Africa shoulders the world’s burden of disease. It is the epicentre of the global resurgence of infectious epidemics and pandemics. Africans remain troubled by diseases like diarrhoea, measles, cholera and tuberculosis that have long been overcome …

Human Rights under Threat : Four Perspectives on HIV, AIDS and the Law in Southern Africa

"The aim of this paper is to examine the existing HIV testing and counseling policies, particularly those aimed at the routine testing of individuals attending health institutions in the SADC region, and to consider the human rights implications of …

HIV AIDS and Human Rights in South Africa

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in South Africa as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in South Africa collected the relevant document…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Botswana

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Botswana as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Botswana collected the relevant documents, answe…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Malawi

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Malawi as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Malawi collected the relevant documents, answered…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Mozambique

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Mozambique as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Mozambique collected the relevant documents, a…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Namibia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Namibia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Namibia collected the relevant documents, answere…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zambia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Zambia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zambia collected the relevant documents, answered…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Swaziland

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Swaziland as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Swaziland collected the relevant documents, ans…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zimbabwe

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Zimbabwe as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zimbabwe collected the relevant documents, answe…

Nepad and HIV/AIDS: The contribution of South African Multinational companies to the continental fight

"The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) was launched amid much pomp and praise in 2001, and promised to usher in the economic emancipation of the continent and people of Africa. Nepad has been touted as the most important developmenta…

The Impact of Democracy in Botswana: Assessing Political, Social and Economic Developments since the Dawn of Democracy

"Botswana achieved independence from Britain more than 40 years ago and much has changed in Botswana since that time. This paper reports on the state of development in Botswana over the past 10 to 15 years, and looks at whether democracy has led to…

The AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa gains momentum

Aids took some time to reach Southern Africa. It seemed to be confined to the countries of Central Africa and the homosexual population of the west. In South Africa up to 1990 most of the aids cases were in the gay community however the numbers for …

Migration, Sexuality and the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Rural South Africa

"South Africa is experiencing one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. Among women attending antenatal clinics nation-wide, the prevalence of HIV infection increased from 0.76 per cent in 1990 to 26.5 per cent in 2002. Among the nine …

HIV/AIDS and Children's Migration in Southern Africa

"Southern Africa is the region worst affected by the global AIDS pandemic and also experiences very high levels of migration. The two countries examined in this paper, Lesotho and Malawi, have estimated adult HIV prevalence rates of 31% and 16% resp…

HIV and AIDS and the African Military Towards a Common and Comprehensive Approach

"The Security Sector Governance (SSG) Programme hosts a number of projects including MilAIDS, which focuses on the mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on armed forces in Africa. The purpose of the project is to inform and support the developme…

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