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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)|
|Copyright: ||Jun-2002 |
|Date Added: ||30-Apr-2012 |
|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.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Regional and Local Development|
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