Address by Deputy President at Fourth World Congress of Rural Women
Speech by Minister Trevor Manuel to the WCRW
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Poverty, HIV/AIDS, and orphan care - The triple tragedy of the African Matriarchs
World Congress of Rural Women
Theme 5: Health and well-being
24 April 2007
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
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Impact of HIV and AIDS on the Rural Households
Impact of HIV and AIDS on Agriculture
Effect on Agricultural Extension services
Impact of HIV and AIDS on Women in Agriculture
Impact of Supporting Orphans
Advocating for Policy Change
References and Acknowledgements
HIV and AIDS impact on the household at 3 levels: (1) chronic illness, (2) death, (3) after death.
Need to understand:
What are the main circumstances through which the epidemic affects household agriculture and food security systems?
What is the overall livelihoods outcome for affected households and how can this be best quantified to facilitate effective response?
Are all households affected in the same way?
What new policies can be put in place at both national and regional level to deal with the problem?
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