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Re-Sensitizing African Health Care and Policy Practitioners as to the AIDS Crisis: The Gendered Nature of AIDS Epidemics in Africa

Ifeyinwa Umerah-Udezulu


This essay contributes to discussions surrounding the spread of HIV/AIDS among African women by offering gender-based public policy perspectives. It analyzes the pandemic nature of the AIDS crises globally, and evaluates the geographical distribution of the infection among women in Africa. Furthermore, it analyzes the causes and sociological consequences of AIDS, reviews the roles played by diverse groups to combat the problems of this deadly disease. It argues substantively, that health care deliverers and governments can play better and crucial roles to manage the spread of this disease. Finally, it offers policy prescriptions to resolve these multifaceted crises.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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