n Local Government Bulletin - The role of sustainable human settlements in the response to HIV / Aids epidemic
|Article Title||The role of sustainable human settlements in the response to HIV / Aids epidemic|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Terence Smith, Stacey-Leigh Joseph, Mirjam Van Donk and Marije Versteeg|
|Publication Date||Oct 2008|
|Pages||20 - 23|
Municipalities are key institutions in bringing about sustainable human settlements that respond adequately to the challenges and implications of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The physical conditions in which people live, and the services and facilities they have access to, have direct consequences for the spread of HIV. They also influence the severity of the health, social and economic consequences of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Poorly resourced communities, such as informal settlements, are closely associated with widespread poverty, inequality, poor health and gender-based violence.
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