By Monica Karuhanga Beraho
This ebook was once initially written as a doctoral dissertation. The examine during this booklet was once performed between banana-farming families within the districts of Masaka and Kabarole in Uganda. A gendered livelihood method was once used. The examine desirous about the id of serious elements that have to be considered within the improvement of correct regulations for HIV/AIDS-affected agriculture-based families or those who are in danger. The e-book exhibits that HIV/AIDS reasons major unwanted effects at the lives of these affected. Their assets are affected because of HIV/AIDS-related labour loss and asset-eroding results and disinvestment in creation and baby education.While within the vast majority of the affected circumstances the consequences of AIDS are unfavourable and bring about elevated impoverishment and vulnerability, for a few families HIV/AIDS-related results are practicable. it truly is concluded household's socio-economic prestige and demographic features effect the significance of HIV/AIDS-related affects skilled and ability to manage. The e-book additionally highlights a few traditionally particular social practices, guidelines, and ideologies that proceed to take care of or reproduce particular types of inequality, with convinced social teams being marginalized and others being privileged. except those are redressed, they'll proceed to irritate people's vulnerability whatever the kind of surprise that they're uncovered to or adventure
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Additional info for Living with AIDS in Uganda; Impacts on Banana-Farming Households in Two Districts
In the PEAP, the agricultural sector has been identified as the engine for development. It is no wonder then that the agricultural sector, has been one of the leading sectors in AIDS mainstreaming in Uganda. Government and public efforts in the early 80s were, however, ad hoc and slow. This resulted in lost opportunities to control the disease before it became generalized. However, in 1986, the government established the AIDS Control Programme (ACP) – the first national AIDS control programme in the world – in the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a step to control the spread of the epidemic.
By virtue of its location across the Equator, its climate is generally equatorial with two rainy seasons annually which, however, merge as you move away from the Equator towards the semi-arid North East (MLWE, 2002). The southern part of the country is, therefore, generally Living with AIDS in Uganda 29 Chapter 1 well watered with two rainfall peaks occurring in March-May and August-November without any pronounced dry season in between. In the north, there is a marked dry season from November to March.
Key NGOs at national level included The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (NCWLA), National Guidance and Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, AIDS Information Centre, Hospice Uganda, Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations, National Forum of PWHA Networks in Uganda, Uganda Youth AntiAIDS Association, and Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO). Faith organizations (mainly Catholic, Anglican and Moslem) which are now registered under the National NGO forum have also been instrumental in initiating HIV/AIDS prevention and support efforts.
Living with AIDS in Uganda; Impacts on Banana-Farming Households in Two Districts by Monica Karuhanga Beraho