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Building Resilience

Human Security Approaches to AIDS in Africa and Asia

By Susan Hubbard and Tomoko Suzuki

HIV/AIDS is not merely a health issue; rather, it has significant implications for other threats that individuals and communities face and is itself further impacted by these other challenges. This volume explores the utility of human security approaches to AIDS in Africa and Asia. It concentrates on programs that emphasize the human aspects of fighting HIV/AIDS, develop comprehensive responses that cut across sectors and disciplines, and aim to protect and empower communities to deal with the challenges of communicable diseases. Drawing upon five case studies from projects supported by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, the study analyzes the added value of human security approaches and the challenges faced by organizations attempting to implement human security projects on the ground.

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