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Indigenous Approaches to the HIV/AIDS Scourge in Uganda

"The management of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses using existing drugs is very costly especially for poor households. This study has focused on the role of traditional herbalists in the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses in Ugand...

Perceptions of Employers about HIV/AIDS in Micro and Small Enterprises Employing Women Workers A Case Study of Harare

"The study is on perceptions concerning HIV/AIDS amongst MSEs that employ women. It covers employers and employees in selected categories of the services sector. The conclusions are based on the opinions and views of respondents. The findings shou...

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Construction of Reproductive Health Accounts in Africa

"This paper provides a detailed review of the literature of Health Accounts, including National Health Accounts and its satellite accounts on HIV/AIDS; Immunization and RH; as well issues of concepts and definition relating to Reproductive Health;...

The Impact of the HIV Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Malawi

"Over the last decade, HIV/AIDS has exacted a heavy toll, with significant impacts on maternal mortality in Malawi — a small land-locked country in southern Africa. Malawi has experienced a nearly ten-fold increase in HIV incidence among pregnant ...

Zimbabwe's Current Socio-Economic and Political Situation: Challenges and Prospects

"The papers focused mainly on social, economic, political and cultural aspects, both at national and regional levels. The main issues raised during the workshop include: Inequality among social classes and how polarization of these classes contrib...

Governance and Socio Economic Development after the 2001 Elections : Problems and Prospects

"Seventeen papers were presented by thirteen lecturers from the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and from the Zambia Insurance Business College Trust. The first three papers focused on issues of democracy and governance in Zambia. The f...

Africa's Tsunami: Turning the Tide on Aids

"According to UNAIDS' most recent epidemic update, sub-Saharan Africa has just over 10% of the world's population, but more than 60% of all people living with HIV/Aids. The three case studies in this book look at the history of national Aids cont...

A Study of the Potential Economic Effects of AIDS Some Preliminary Thoughts

"Given the current high rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Botswana, there seems a need to analyse its economic impact. This paper attempts to present some thoughts related to such a project. It should be understood, however, that the ideas presented ...

Report on the SADC HIV/AIDS and Governance Case Studies: Botswana

"The report examines the local governments activities, policies, structures and strategies of responding to the HIV/AIDS challenge as well as capacity constraints therein. The aims of the study are to assess (i)the impact of HIV/AIDS on the local ...

The Impact of Government Support to Community AIDS Home-Based Care Delivery

"The objectives of this report is to explore the impact of Government support to community home-based care activities. The study also look at whether or not the Government has any mechanisms in place to monitor the impact of this kind of support i...

Impact of HIV/AIDS and Options for Intervention Results of a Five Company Pilot Study

"The paper presents the results of a study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on a sample of five companies in Botswana. It shows that the impact to date has been small, as a result of the fact that the HIV epidemic in Botswana is recent, and has not yet d...

The Impact of HIV/AIDS at the Company Level in Botswana

"The purpose of the seminar was twofold. Firstly the Botswana Business Coalition on Aids hoped to sensitise a range of issues, concepts and current thinking in the region, on impacts, strategies and legal aspects of HIV/AIDS to a wide number of co...

BIDPA Annual Report 2004/5

"One of the major issues that Government has been grappling with is the eradication of poverty and to reduce the scourge of HIV/AIDS. BIDPA shares the concern as it believes that eradicating poverty is a shared responsibility between government an...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Towards HIV and AIDS of Vocational Trainees in Botswana

"The report contains findings of a consultancy on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour (KAB) of Students in the Vocational Training Sector. The main objectives of KAB study are to assess the level of knowledge about different aspects of HIV and ...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Teachers and Students on HIV and AIDS: Baseline Study Report

"The increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Botswana has prompted the Government to come up with various strategies, among them the Teacher Capacity Building Project (TCBP). The major objectives of TCBP are a reduction in spread of HIV infection in ...

The Impact of HIV on the Sexual Health of Kenya's Young Generation

"Kenyans aged 15-24 have been identified as particularly vulnerable to HIV, sexually transmitted infections and related health issues. Over the past two decades, Kenya’s Ministry of Health has recognized that reproductive health among youth requir...

Research or Treatment: Priorities in South Africa's HIV/AIDS Funding

"Worldwide, South Africa is the only country that makes a significant contribution to AIDS-related research while also having a high HIV prevalence rate. Following the discovery of anti-retroviral drugs, HIV/AIDS-related research is stabilizing in...

Increasing the Uptake of HIV Testing in Maternal Health in Malawi

"This study has explored why some women presenting in labour wards with unknown HIV status do not receive HTC at an ANC or do not accept HTC either during or after labour. Several contributing factors were found. The main system-related barriers t...

Increasing the Uptake of HIV Testing in Maternal Health in Malawi

"Improving the uptake of HIV testing among women who have an unknown HIV status is essential to reducing the rates of MTCT. This study highlights a number of key issues that can be addressed through targeted programs and policies. The lack of ava...

Fixing Health Systems

The challenges that face Africa in the sphere of health care are formidable and often daunting. After decades of stagnant or worsening poverty and health indicators across the continent, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — adopted by the U...

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