By World Bank
Tragically, mass killers are not anything new in Africa. Malaria nonetheless claims approximately as many African lives as AIDS, and preventable early life illnesses kill thousands of others. What units AIDS aside, despite the fact that, is its unparalleled impression on nearby improvement. since it kills such a lot of adults within the best in their operating and parenting lives, it decimates the crew, fractures and impoverishes households, orphans thousands, and shreds the cloth of groups. the prices it imposes strength international locations to make heartbreaking offerings among contemporary and destiny lives, and among well-being and dozens of alternative very important investments for improvement. Given those realities, African governments and their companions needs to act now to avoid extra HIV infections and to deal with and help the hundreds of thousands of Africans already contaminated and affected. As a part of the realm Bank's attempt to play a more robust function, the 1st a part of this e-book introduces the Bank's new technique to wrestle the epidemic in partnership with African governments and the Joint United international locations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). the second one half files the growing to be epidemic, its influence on a number of sectors, and the significant of pressing motion. extra sections outline development blocks for a good reaction, delineate the strategic plan for intensifying the activities opposed to AIDS in Africa, speak about the implementation of the prompt measures, and description extra steps that might be worthy after the ideas were inculcated.
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Twentythree (23) countries fall in this category. HIV in these countries remains predominantly in groups whose behavior places them at high risk, but it has the potential to spread rapidly to the general population. To contain the spread of the epidemic in these countries, priority should be given to changing the behavior of those at highest risk of contracting and spreading HIV. This sharply targeted effort needs to be national in scope and be quickly followed by broader approaches to reach other vulnerable groups, such as women and youth.
Designing programs without community involvement. Sporadic or isolated activities are ineffective unless they are evaluated as pilot activities and revised and expanded on the basis of what has been learned. To maximize their impact, programs should be implemented for long periods on the basis of need rather than funding cycles. Page 22 Focusing on information and education is not enough to reduce people's risk; it is essential to foster an environment that facilitates changes in social norms, address poverty, and provide the tools for people to change their behavior.
But let us bear in mind the many formidable challenges that Africa has already faced and overcome: wars of independence, global economic upheaval, droughts, floods. Then let us remember that unlike any of these, AIDS is completely preventable. Recently, a history of the World Bank's first 50 years was published. In its more than 1,900 pages, including a 100-page chapter on Africa, the word AIDS barely appears. A generation from now, when the next such history is written, we can be certain that the pandemic will play a far more prominent role.