Preventing and Coping with HIV/AIDS in Post Conflict African Societies PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: D. Bukenya
DATE: 2001
PUBLISHER: African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

This paper was presented at the South African symposium on "Preventing and Coping with HIV/AIDS in Post-Conflict Societies: Gender-Based Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa", by the Tanzania country director of the African Medical and Research Foundation. The paper addresses the ways in which post-conflict societies witness a huge increase in HIV prevalence rates affecting both the refugee and the host populations. The author uses the influx of Rwandan refugees into Tanzania after 1994 as an example, and explains the impact such increased prevalence has on women in particular. The paper also discusses the impact of a program in Tanzania established by the African Medical and Research Foundation in association with other local civil society organizations. The aim of the program was to create an environment where a woman would enjoy an improved reproductive health status through respect for her rights at the family, community and service delivery levels and by accessing quality reproductive health information and services.

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