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An intergrated approach to reduce the social impact of HIV/AIDS in a rural area.


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:1014 (abstract no. 60075). Unique Identifier :

ISSUE: Despite the fact that there has been much awareness the number of infected and affected people is increasing everyday which go along with the increase of so social economic problems i.e. orphanage, poverty, sycho-social problems in families, hunger to mention a few. PROJECT: 1994-Women in Masajja Local Council came up with a self-help project with the following objectives: (a) produce food which is put aside and kept by a women leader to be used in the crisis. (b) carry out preventive and care programmes in the community. (c) Take care of the orphans as a community. RESULTS: The project has the potential of influencing social economical issues. The community is more concerned about what can be done about the situation what can be done about the situation other than what will happen. The approach has improved the socio-economic conditions in general and it has provided relief from the heavy burdens of Aids care and dangers of infection.

MEETING ABSTRACTS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PSYCHOLOGY/*REHABILITATION Adult Child *Consumer Participation Crisis Intervention Female Human *Rural Population *Self-Help Groups Social Support Socioeconomic Factors Uganda


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