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  • Spread Of Aids Throughout The African Continent
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    AIDS: Africa's National Disaster Spreading rampant throughout the African continent, AIDS is killing any and all who cross its path. "As the death toll from AIDS recedes in America, Africa is reeling from an epidemic of Biblical proportions. South of the Sahara, AIDS is worse than anywhere else in the world, and this catastrophe is transforming the continent forever" (Schoofs part 5). Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS "is a virus that weakens the immune system and subject...
  • United Nations Aids Program
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    Africa's AIDS Epidemic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an epidemic for many underdeveloped regions. Although it does exist in the developed nations, it is more prevalent in places like South America, Asia, the island countries and most heavily of all Africa. There are many aspects to the problem of AIDS in Africa. Public health departments lack the resources to treat patients properly and to control the epidemic through education. Thirty-three million people have AIDS in th...
  • Proven Behavior Change Strategies From Their Aids
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    AIDS IN AFRICA: Mission Control - Pres. Bush's plan to triple US spending on fighting AIDS in Africa President Bush's new $15 billion AIDS-fighting initiative for Africa will triple U.S. spending on the crisis. It is a 'work of mercy,' says Bush-a mission-one undertaken by a 'blessed country' that recognizes its moral responsibility to help the wretched of the earth. It's no surprise that Bush speaks of the plan in the language of religious mission. He himself is a believer, and his decision to ...
  • Tribes Live With The Virus
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    "I wish I'd die right then" this was "Laetitia" reaction when she found out she was infected with HIV. (Breaking 36) Imagine living in a home in Africa, with 10 other people including yourself, then finding out that two of them live with one of the worst epidemics ever AIDS! What can the residents of Africa do to stop it? Is there a possibility that it could be stopped? Scientist have a number of theories about this epidemic, but recent news show that AIDS is not as silent as predicted. Where do...
  • Conclusion The Aids Epidemic In South Africa
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    Introduction: AIDS / HIV (auto-immunodeficiency syndrome) is quickly becoming the worst disease the world has ever seen, pulling in numbers of death tolls that exceed those of the bubonic plague. "By 2010 its death toll will be higher than that of the two world wars combined, and it will soon be worse than the total claimed by all wars put together", (Hunter 7). HIV is the virus that causes AIDS; symptoms only become apparent after the virus lies quietly within the infected person for seven to t...
  • Spread Of Aids In Africa
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    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the most deadly viruses in the world. No country in Africa has escaped the virus. Some have been effected more then others though. The spread of AIDS in Africa is because of poor medical treatment and a lack of education on the part of the people. HIV is the virus which causes AIDS. (Aids in Africa, 1994) HIV stands for Human Immune-deficiency Virus. The virus attacks the bodies' immune system and weakens it. Scientists have wondered about the...
  • Streets Of South Africa
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    Crime is a huge topic in South Africa. There is a high crime rate occurring in the streets of the country. Statistics show that every 17 seconds a serious crime is committed, a murder occurs every half hour, and an assault or rape every three minutes. Blacks are the victims of most robberies and car jacking's, but the whites are the ones protesting most. The streets of South Africa have also been a serious problem for the police. More than 1000 policemen have been killed on duty in the past five...
  • Aids Virus In Africa
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    A Brief History Of AID S Throughout time there have been many things that have hurt the human race severely. Natural disasters, cancer, famine, and many other dreadful problems. However, what has and still is harming the entire human race the most, is the AIDS virus. The fact that it can spread so quickly and can not be detected very easily is why this is such an issue. One of the places that this virus has hit the hardest is on the continent of Africa. Africa is so poor, and was so unprepared f...
  • 23 3 Million In Sub Saharan Africa
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    Sub-Saharan Africa has turn into a "virtual killing field" with the world's worst undeclared war. What do you do when an epidemic with no cures sweeps through a nation What do you do when you don t have the needed resources to contain the disease with treatment What do you do when most people within the population do not even know they carry disease AIDS is rapidly killing off the population of Africa. According to the UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS), AIDS is now the leadin...
  • Black Death And The Aids In Africa
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    Throughout history there have been several viruses that have struck the world. However, two viruses in particular seem to have a stronger connection and relevance, considering their devastation to the world. Both the Black Death and the AIDS in Africa have been devastating diseases. Though they have taken place at different times, their effects on the population have been very similar. The health care that was present at the times and places of these events was not effective enough to stop the d...
  • Aid To Africa
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    AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency, is a deadly virus that kills and damages cells of the body's immune system. When the immune system is attacked, the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers becomes considerably weaker. (Malan, Rian p 70) AIDS is caused by the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and both can be transmitted through sex, contact with contaminated blood, sharing or syringes or needles, and through birth. Africa, unfortunately, is home to the world's largest number ...
  • Farmer With Improved Methods Of Farming
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    The Green Revolution began in Mexico in the 1940's for the main purpose of assisting underprivileged farmers increase their wheat production. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Norman Borlaug and others spent twenty years breeding high-yield dwarf wheat that resisted numerous plant pests and diseases and yielded two to three times more grain than traditional varieties. The Green Revolution then expanded from Mexico to other countries such as Pakistan, India, and China where it successfully im...
  • Aids In Sub Saharan Africa
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    Intensifying Action Against HIV / AIDS in Africa Secretary of State Teresa Pickering 7 February 2003 1 I. Problem Twenty years ago, the subject of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which has been found to be the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), would not have been the topic of a major and serious worldwide catastrophe. Twenty years ago, people were not phased by the effects that would be caused by this ever so populating disease, and no one would have ever realized that this...
  • Africa 5 6 Million New Cases
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    Horrors in the news Action on AIDS in Africa Imagine 40 million hungry and destitute orphans in sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2010 roaming the streets without schooling and work, prime candidates for the criminal gangs, marauding militias and child armies that have slaughtered and mutilated tens of thousands of civilians in countries like sierra Leone and Liberia in the last decade. This is the kind of nightmare that prompted the united nations security council to convene yesterday for an unpre...
  • Teachers
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    Lawrence Mthombeni, the principal of a primary school outside the small farming town of Mtubatuba on South Africa's eastern coast, knew that something was wrong with one of his best teachers. He watched her struggle to keep teaching science despite a variety of illnesses. Finally, one day last year, she left the school for good, and students soon were whispering that she was bewitched. It was only months later that Mthombeni learned the sad truth: She died from AIDS. AIDS is killing Africa's tea...
  • Hiv Aids Situation In Africa
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    The Republic of France believes that the HIV / AIDS problem that our world is facing today is one that demands immediate action. The HIV / AIDS situation in Africa is far greater and more widespread than that of the rest of the world. Over two-thirds of the 30.6 million people suffering with this disease live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Women and children in Africa are much more highly affected by HIV / AIDS than anywhere else on the planet. Approximately 87% of the children living with HIV and AIDS ...
  • South Africa
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    As we have studied in class, Africa was a prime location where the majority of crops were the growing of cash crops. Yet, whenever the prices of these crops fell on world markets, the economics of many African countries were devastated. And it had not been until after the 1970's when Africa became more frequent in the growing of food along with the cash crops. Yet Africa still remains in debt from ever so long ago. It is estimated that nearly 20% of South Africans, or four million carry the HIV ...

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