2006 Report on Global AIDS Epidemic

2006 Report on Global AIDS Epidemic - 2006 Report on Global...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 2006 Report on Global AIDS Epidemic 12/02/2008 01:24:00 91-93 96-102 Poverty and Inequality Worst-hit areas not necessarily poorest-S. Africa Countries have higher levels of education, GDP, access to water & sanitation than other parts of the continent; also have greater economic inequality and large #s of people living in poverty Most affected nations: Richest 10% of pop. have revenues that are almost 70x than those of the poorest 10% of the population 1/3 of pop in most affected countries w/ high income disparity lives on less than $1 a day AIDS tends to affect poor more heavily than other pop groups Botswana- poor 8x as many people w/ AIDS-income dependent India-poor, less educated/ unskilled groups, women face similar risk Most govts. remain focused on health-sector responses Household Impacts Increased medical costs Expenditures on funerals Withdrawal of family members from work or school to look after those who are ill India-avg. monthly expenditures > income in families of people living with HIV Most forced to sell assets, borrow from friends and relatives Rwanda-families that experience adult death more likely to replace lost labor by adding new members (marriage, young relatives) o Much depends on age, gender, position of family member who becomes ill and dies Female-headed households taking care of people with HIV-related illness: o More orphans o Less able to participate in cooperatives, community-based organizations o Fewer assets...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/08/2008 for the course NS 2060 taught by Professor Stoltzfus,r. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 6

2006 Report on Global AIDS Epidemic - 2006 Report on Global...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online