National Response to Disability and HIV in Eastern & Southern Africa

Abstract

This document describes briefly the extent to which disability is recognised as an issue in the national strategic plans for dealing with HIV and AIDS in countries in southern and eastern Africa; in most cases there is limited recognition, and in some cases none at all. It is recommended that: people with disabilities should be included at all levels within the national structures and framework responding to HIV and AIDS; the rights and specific needs of people with disabilities should be integrated within the national response to HIV and AIDS; and monitoring and evaluation on disability, HIV and AIDS should be integrated in order to inform evidence-based national responses to HIV and AIDS. More specific recommendations for governments, civil society organizations and service providers are made to help achieve these aims.

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4 pp.

National Response to Disability and HIV in Eastern & Southern Africa

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