HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa
Editor Aginam, Obijiofor
Rupiya, Martin R.
Title HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa Publication Date 2012 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 281 pages Language eng Abstract
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; 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.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2012 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280812091
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