Hope amidst despair : HIV/AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa /

Of the 16 million children to have been orphaned by AIDS worldwide, almost 15 million live in sub-Saharan Africa. Hope Amidst Despair focuses on these children and those who are made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Of the millions affected, many live in deep poverty, experience little schooling, have unmet...

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Author / Creator:Grannis, Susanna W.
Imprint:London : Pluto Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 187 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:AIDS (Disease) in children -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology.
Child.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control.
Socioeconomic Factors.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) in children.
Africa South of the Sahara.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11122262
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9781849646970
184964697X
0745331548
9780745331546
9780745331539
074533153X
9780745331546
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Of the 16 million children to have been orphaned by AIDS worldwide, almost 15 million live in sub-Saharan Africa. Hope Amidst Despair focuses on these children and those who are made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Of the millions affected, many live in deep poverty, experience little schooling, have unmet health and psychological issues, and bear the burden of stigma. Their plight is often ignored and, as a result, they lead lives of isolation and exclusion that threaten their futures. The book gives voice to HIV/AIDS orphans, allowing them to tell their stories and explain the challenges they face. Susanna Grannis, founder of CHABHA (Children Affected by HIV/AIDS), shows through first-hand experience and research how young community leaders can, with help, effectively promote children's wellbeing and independence. Readers learn of the complexities and possibilities involved in positive development through the analysis of data on children from five different focus countries of sub-Saharan Africa"--Back cover.
Other form:Print version: Grannis, Susanna W. Hope amidst despair. London : Pluto Press, 2011