Children's perspectives on death and dying in southern Africa in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

SOURCE: The Forum
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Richter, H.Somai, T.Zuma, L.Ramsoomar
KEYWORDS: CHILD WELL-BEING, CHILDREN, DEATH, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVALENCE
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5122

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Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There are an estimated 25 million people living with HIV and AIDS in the region and AIDS is the leading cause of premature mortality. Given the scale of the epidemic, all children in high prevalence countries experience the impact of HIV/AIDS - either directly or indirectly - through changes in their families, communties, schools, health services and the like, which occur as a result of illness and death of working adults.