Gow, Jeff and Desmond, Chris (2007) The impact of the AIDS epidemic on South Africa's children. In: Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, (ed.) AIDS, public policy and child well-being, 2nd ed. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy, pp. 91-116. ISBN 978-88-89129-52-4
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This chapter highlights the many impacts that HIV and AIDS impose upon South Africa’s children. Efforts under way to alleviate these impacts are critically examined. Alternative policies and programmes that could potentially better alleviate the impacts are also discussed. Initially, the nature of the epidemic and its likely impacts upon the populations of adults and children are examined. The chapter then goes on to discuss the impact of increased illness and death from AIDS on the health, welfare and education of children. Many children are already living in poverty. These areas are examined in terms of household level economic strain and the capacity of the community systems designed to provide services to children to meet these extra demands. Attention is then given to interventions that currently exist in terms of prevention and mitigation. Family, community and, in particular, state responses are outlined and critiqued. This information is used to identify key concerns and areas for action.
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|Additional Information:||Book may be accessed from the Publisher's website: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/aids_book/aids_public_policy_2007.pdf Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 616.9792 Aid.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||HIV; AIDS; children; public policy; South Africa|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics|
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160304 Mortality
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
|Subjects:||340000 Economics > 340200 Applied Economics|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2009 14:56|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2012 15:38|
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