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  1. National plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Where are the youngest children?

    In 2005, an estimated 48 million children aged 0-18 years, that is to say 12 percent of all children in sub-Saharan Africa, were orphans, and that number is expected to rise to 53 million by 2010. One quarter of all orphans are orphaned because of AIDS, and about 2.6 million children are currently infected with HIV. In response to the general awareness of the increasing number of these children, a global initiative to develop national plans of action (NPAs) for these orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), or children affected by HIV and AIDS, has been launched. …

  2. Estudio de caso: el acceso a tratamientos para VIH/SIDA en México durante 1998, desde la perspectiva de las sociedad civil 1998

    Se aborda el tema del acceso al tratamiento en el marco del derecho a la salud. Ese país evidencia un importante deterioro de su sistema de salud. En lo relacionado al VIH/SIDA, se cuentan con leyes que garantizan el acceso a tratamiento. Sin embargo, para muchas personas que viven con SIDA ni la medicación ni la atención clínica y psicológica se encuentran disponibles. En este estudio se analizan los logros de las ONGs- en su movilización social y legal en el reclamo del acceso al tratamiento.

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