The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Poverty and Education in Africa

Accountancy Business and Public Interest, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 92-104, January 2008

8 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2008 Last revised: 7 May 2015

Prof. Ravinder Rena

North-West University; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: January 10, 2008

Abstract

This article deals with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on poverty and education in Africa. It considers the scale and scope of the pandemic and its anticipated impact on education systems in heavily infected sub-Saharan African countries. It looks for lessons derived from twenty years of coping with HIV/AIDS in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The paper concludes by suggesting how the education sector can improve its management response to the pandemic in order to protect education provision and quality, and to mitigate the distress of increasing numbers of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC).

Keywords: Poverty, Education, HIV/AIDS, Africa, Children, Women, Government

JEL Classification: A2; I12; I18

Suggested Citation

Rena, Prof. Ravinder, The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Poverty and Education in Africa (January 10, 2008). Accountancy Business and Public Interest, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 92-104, January 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290993

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