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The Role of NGOs in Combating HIV/AIDS: Case study Juba town

The Role of NGOs in Combating HIV/AIDS: Case study Juba town

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Title: The Role of NGOs in Combating HIV/AIDS: Case study Juba town
Author: Lado, John Lobor Zakaria
Abstract: The NGOs have been implementing HIV/AIDS programs in Juba for more than a decade with the overall objectives to increase awareness, provide support to victims and try to lower the levels of infection of HIV/AIDS so as to improve the quality of life of the AIDS victims and lead a productive life. The overall major objective of this study is to investigate the role of NGOs in combating HIV/AIDS. To meet the objectives of this study both primary and data were collected and used. The primary data were obtained through the field survey by means of focused group discussion conducted with staff of the NGOs, youth, women groups, religious and community leaders and people living with AIDS. The secondary data were obtained from the NGOs reports, official reports, books and other relevant sources. The major findings of the study are that there has been noticeable effort exerted by the NGOs creating the high level of awareness, provision of support, encouragement of people to turn up for voluntary testing and partially change of attitudes. Despite these achievements, there are major constraints which continue to hinder the fight against HIV/AIDS. The main conclusion of the study is that although some achievements have been scored, much effort needs to exert to overcome some obstacles facing the NGOs in achieving their goals. The study strongly recommends the provision of free medical treatment with antiretroviral drugs, implementation of illiteracy campaigns, fight against bad cultural practices that impede the fight against HIV/AIDS, introduction of poverty alleviation programs, more funding by the Government and the International community for further research study in fighting the HIV/AIDS disease
Description: 67 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/11880
Date: 2015-06-14


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