Mozambique: Report on AIDS and disability

October 8th, 2008 by POA

Disability and Development Partners have made available a new report, focusing on two provinces in Mozambique. The report examines the relationship between disability and HIV/AIDS.

It has long been known that people with disabilities are particularly succeptable to contracting HIV. This, and the high incidence of HIV in Mozambique prompted DDP to take a closer look. Specifically, they were interested in the extent to which disabled people are affected and whether mainstream mitigation and prevention work includes disabled people and their needs.

"Based on the low level of social inclusion of disabled people in the country and the low priority assigned to disability issues, our working hypothesis was that we would find that HIV & AIDS policies and programmes broadly took no account of disabled people and their needs, but we remained determinedly open minded about the scale of HIV & AIDS incidence among disabled people and other research objectives."

 

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