Responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic : lessons from the case of Eritrea

T.R. Müller

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This paper discusses the political response to HIV/AIDS in Eritrea, a country where the epidemic appears to have stabilized at an average prevalence rate of around 3%. It shows that Eritrea has mobilized an effective multisectoral response to cope with the epidemic and its impact under conditions of full-scale war followed by a still-fragile postconflict situation, compounded by recurring drought and economic decline. As one key factor for successful policy action, the commitment of a centralized government with the capacity to implement its decisions and mobilize other stakeholders is identified. Another important factor might be the high level of social cohesion prevalent within Eritrean society
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-212
JournalProgress in Development Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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