AIDS and Population Decline in Zimbabwe

AIDS and Population Decline in Zimbabwe - see it as the...

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AIDS and Population Decline in Zimbabwe As Executive Director of the UN AIDS Council, I have been given the task of deciding how the $14 million dollar contribution by the United States will be allotted in Zimbabwe. I believe this country sorely needs help in fighting the ever-growing AIDS epidemic it is facing at this time, because at this rate, in 20 years their country will experience negative population growth. The $14 million dollars needs to be spread out over different programs. One program would be a safe-sex campaign along with an abstinence campaign. Workers will be hired to go throughout the country and talk to the people of Zimbabwe about sex and the dangers of AIDS. If the people know how dangerous unprotected sex is, it may cause them to start using protection, which will be handed out to the people; or it may cause them to practice abstinence, which would obviously be the best choice. I would put $6 million dollars into this campaign, because I
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Unformatted text preview: see it as the most important problem facing Zimbabwe at this time. Of the $14 million dollars, $4 million will be put into hospitals and other health care services, so they can provide better care for those that have already contracted AIDS and others that are sick. Also, $3 million dollars will be put into the area of child care. The money could be used to better teach mothers how to care for their children, and also to provide them with the means to keep their children healthy. This would greatly help to lower the relatively high infant death rate in the country. Also, $1 million dollars will be given to the government to use as they see fit to better their own country. These plans will be a big help in bringing Zimbabwe out of their growing AIDS epidemic, and it will increase the life expectancy in their country, which will keep their population numbers from declining....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course EN 1113 taught by Professor Stinson during the Spring '08 term at Mississippi State.

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