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HIV AIDS & SECURITY SECTOR AFRICA

HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: April 2012
  • Page count: 298
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.III.A.7

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ISBN: 9789210554183

About the book

Throughout history, communicable diseases have weakened the capacity of state institutions to perform core security functions, which compelled many African countries to initiate policies aimed at addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the armed forces, police and prisons. These policies address: 1) the role of peacekeepers in the spread or control of HIV, 2) public health versus human rights dilemma, 3) the gender dimensions of HIV in the armed forces, and 4) the impact of HIV on the police and prisons. While this volume does not address all aspects of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the security sector, the contributors nonetheless highlight the potentials and limits of existing policies in Africa’s security sector.