Best practices in HIV/AIDS programming for non-governmental organizations [research project]
Master of Public Health
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HIV/AIDS is the most devastating illness of modem day. There were thirty-three million people living with HIV/AIDS in 2007, and there were two million AIDS deaths. In his hook. Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis explains that there are 14 million orphan children in sub-Saharan Africa alone and this number will be 20 million by 2010 (Lewis, 2008). HIV/AIDS also accounts for about 20% of all deaths and disability-adjusted life years lost in Africa, which makes it the biggest single component of the continent’s disease burden (Creese, Floyd, Alban and Guinness, 2002). This paper is to serve as a resource to Non-Governmental Organizations working in the field of HIV/AIDS. It will begin with a background to the Pandemic, and then discuss Best Practices in the Field by drawing on current successful non-governmental organizations. It will also discuss solutions and approaches at the macro, meso and micro levels.