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A generation at risk - the global impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children
Geoff Foster
Cambridge University Press
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With a Foreword by Desmond Tutu, Generation at Risk brings insightful perspectives from experienced practitioners and researchers on how a better future can be secured for the millions of children who are being orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. The current situation of these children is grim, and while there has been significant action by governments, international organizations, religious bodies, and non-governmental organizations, the vast majority of children made vulnerable by AIDS have not benefited from any assistance beyond their own extended family and community. A Generation at Risk explains in straightforward terms what is required to fill this gap. The book addresses what needs to be done in the areas of education, community mobilization and capacity building, economic strengthening at household and community levels, psychosocial support, and the protection of children and the fulfilment of their rights.

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'This book's editors and contributors address the growing problem of children affected by HIV/AIDS. With a focus on childhood rights, strengthening household income, international policy, and research priorities, this book will be useful to advanced students and scholars.' Choice

'…an inspiring must-read for paediatricians, psychologists, social workers and anyone interested in understanding, studying or preventing the global effect of HIV/AIDS on children.' Journal of Psychological Medicine

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Children of AIDS patients.|AIDS (disease) in children.|Orphans - Services for.|Children's rights.
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