Mobile Populations and HIV/AIDS in the Southern African Region

Desk Review and Bibliography on HIV/AIDS and Mobile Populations

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By far the world’s worst affected region, sub-Saharan Africa is home to 70 percent of the total 42.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally. Since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been concerned that the movement of people between countries is a major factor in the spread of HIV. To evaluate the overall impact of HIV/AIDS on eight mobile groups in eight SADC countries, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in consultation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) carried out this study. The mobile groups reviewed are: military personnel, transport workers, mine workers, construction workers, agricultural workers, agricultural farm workers, informal traders, domestic workers, and refugees/internally displaced people. The countries included in this study are: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


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IOM-UNAIDS Reports on Mobile Populations and HIV/AIDS

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