HIV/AIDS and the security sector in Africa

Description

Throughout history, communicable diseases have weakened the capacity of state institutions to perform core security functions, which compelled many African countries to initiate policies aimed at addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the armed forces, police and prisons. These policies address: 1) the role of peacekeepers in the spread or control of HIV; 2) Public health versus human rights dilemma; 3) The gender dimensions of HIV in the armed forces; 4) The impact of HIV on the police and prisons. While this volume does not address all aspects of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the security sector, the contributors nonetheless highlight the potentials and limits of existing policies in Africa's security sector.

Details

Author(s)
United Nations University, Obijiofor Aginam, Martin R. Rupiya
Format
Paperback | 295 pages
Dimensions
152.4 x 240 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
Publication date
17 May 2012
Publisher
United Nations
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
9280812092
ISBN13
9789280812091
Bestsellers rank
3,072,282