The global hiv/aids epidemic published: jul 25, 2018 eastern and southern africa eastern and southern africa are home to more than half (53%) of all people living with hiv, as well as two.
Because of hiv/aids, the average life-expectancy in sub-saharan africa is 544 years of age in some countries in africa, it’s below 49 the hiv/aids epidemic has drastically slowed the economic growth and social development in africa, because hundreds of thousands of people are unable to work or receive an education. Hiv/aids in africa is one of the most important global public health issues of our time, and perhaps, in the history of mankind in africa, aids is one of the top causes of death while only comprising slightly under 15% of the total population of the world, africans account for nearly 70% of those who live with hiv and are dying of aids.
With only 5 per cent of the world’s population, eastern and southern africa is home to half the world’s population living with hiv today the region continues to be the epicentre of the hiv/aids epidemic, with 48 per cent of the world’s new hiv infections among adults, 55 per cent among children, and 48 per cent of aids-related deaths [1. Furthermore, the life expectancy in many parts of africa is declining, largely as a result of the hiv/aids epidemic with life-expectancy in some countries reaching as low as thirty-four years in an article entitled the impact of hiv & aids in africa,.
The bank has said that money should not be the obstacle to addressing the aids crisis that, according to a recent aids epidemic update from the un, is just what is needed the 27-page report called for more financial aid for africa, saying $3 billion a year could make a difference of course, education still plays a role. The hiv/aids epidemic is a crisis of enormous proportions that is rapidly wiping out many of the gains sub-saharan africa has achieved since the countries attained independence bringing the epidemic under control is now perhaps the foremost development imperative for this part of the world. The us president's emergency plan for aids relief is the us government’s response to the global hiv/aids epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history thanks to american leadership and generosity, alongside the work of many partners, pepfar has saved millions of lives, averted.
Aids and the poverty in africa, from the nation magazine, may 21 2001, looks at the relationship between poverty, and the lack of consideration of such aspects that has gone into current scientific research to explain the causes of the aids epidemic in africa.
Aids & rights alliance for southern africa (arasa) (2016) ‘hiv, tb and human rights in southern and east africa: report 2016’[pdf] 91 aids & rights alliance for southern africa (arasa) (2016) ‘hiv, tb and human rights in southern and east africa: report 2016’[pdf] 92.