n Local Government Bulletin - The role of sustainable human settlements in the response to HIV / Aids epidemic

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



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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