Development Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Small States

Experiences from the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean

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Development Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Small States provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. The authors examine specific features of these three regions that contribute towards the spread of HIV/AIDS and identify the responses by various local and external stakeholders. What is clear from the research is that small states must see in the epidemic opportunities for modernisation and, with external support, put emphasis on strengthening policy design and implementation in key areas to strengthen the development effort so urgently needed by their populations.



HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Economic Issues, Economic Impact and Financing the Response

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is now well into its third decade of existence and it remains the most serious of infectious disease challenges to public health systems (UNAIDS, 2009). The disease is still spreading at an alarming rate, killing exponentially and threatening to frustrate the process of economic development in many countries and regions, the Caribbean being no exception. This is despite efforts to contain the spread of the disease through regional and national response programmes. However, today much more is understood about the HIV/AIDS than when it first surfaced and as such there are many lessons to be learnt from various country experiences.


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