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Title: THE ROLE OF NGOs IN THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE SPREAD OF HIV/AIDS – THE CASE OF SELECTED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ADDIS ABABA CITY ADMINISTRATION
Authors: Fassikawit, Ayalew
Advisors: Emebet Mulugeta (Ph.D)
Keywords: NGO'S
Copyright: Jun-2002
Date Added: 30-Apr-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study is based on selected NGOs’ HIV/AIDS preventive programs being undertaken in Addis Ababa Administrative Region. The NGOs mainly targeted those people, who have very low socio-economic status that eventually make them vulnerable to the HIV virus. The majority of the target population is unable to meet the basic necessities in life and live in the congested settlement areas of the city. Moreover, the prevalence of unprotected sex with multiple partners facilitates the spread of the virus among the sexually active and productive age group of society. According to the findings of the study, one of the strategies used to prevent the spread of the epidemic is making the people aware of the means to protect themselves and prevent the transmission of the virus. Moreover, the provision of access to health care and other social support systems that helps to improve the living conditions of the urban poor people is another major issue that has been given emphasis in the programs. In spite of the efforts made and the resources committed through the collaborative efforts of the government, the private sector, the NGOs and PLWHA, the estimated adult HIV prevalence rate is increasing at an alarming rate. This study has tried to review the contribution of the selected NGOs in light of the internal and the external factors that affects these NGOs and the actors involved in the field. Accordingly, based in the major implication of the study, the researcher argues that the NGOs are faced with the challenges of enabling their beneficiaries deal with poverty and at the same time prevent the transmission of the virus. Hence, unless the urban poverty is reduced, these NGOs’ contribution to the prevention of the spread of the virus will remain overshadowed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2026
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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