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Poverty, HIV/AIDS, and orphan care - The triple tragedy of the African Matriarchs
4th World Congress of Rural Women
Theme 5: Health and well-being
24 April 2007
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda


Outline of presentation

  1. The Tragedy
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Introduction
  4. Impact of HIV and AIDS on the Rural Households
  5. Impact of HIV and AIDS on Agriculture
  6. Effect on Agricultural Extension services
  7. Impact of HIV and AIDS on Women in Agriculture
  8. Impact of Supporting Orphans
  9. Coping Strategies
  10. Advocating for Policy Change
  11. Policy implications
  12. References and Acknowledgements
Introduction

HIV and AIDS impact on the household at 3 levels: (1) chronic illness, (2) death, (3) after death.

Need to understand:

  • What are the main circumstances through which the epidemic affects household agriculture and food security systems?


  • What is the overall livelihoods outcome for affected households and how can this be best quantified to facilitate effective response?


  • Are all households affected in the same way?


  • What new policies can be put in place at both national and regional level to deal with the problem?
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