HEALTH / GENDER STUDIES: HIV/AIDS and Health Inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Dimensions
AbstractThis paper focuses on the interface between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and health inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an inbuilt assumption that the health inequality situation in African nation states exacerbates, and therefore forestalls meaningful efforts towards the control of HIV/AIDS spread in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper therefore articulates the situation of HIV/AIDS pandemic in various African sub-regions, the context of health inequality among various population and social groups in the continent, and the efforts of government and non-governmental agencies in the provision of HIV/AIDS preventive and cares programmemes. It therefore assesses how equitable these programmemes are in the general population, which provides an understanding of the relative impact of health and social inequality on HIV/AIDS preventive and care/management initiatives, especially the procurement and use of anti-retroviral drugs
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