HIV/AIDS Mitigation Research Paper by Markeez

HIV/AIDS Mitigation
This paper examines good governance in the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS, specifically as evidenced in the HIV/AIDS program of Zamboanga City, a highly-urbanized city in the Philippines.
# 103566 | 6,910 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | PH

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This paper stresses that stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS has to be made integral to any development endeavor aimed at improving the lives and well-being of citizens of the world. The author points out that the United Nations acknowledges that good governance has to be integrated into the creation and management of institutions, processes and programs aimed at beating the targets set forth in the "Millennium Declaration of 2000". The paper reviews and analyzes the present and future scenario of HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation in the Philippines and identifies some elements of intervention needed to operationalize a strategy for good governance. The author underscores that the HIV/AIDS program of Zamboanga city is built around improved capacities for public administration and civil service, decentralization in delivery of services, transparency and accountability, expanded role of civil-society, and the centrality of participation grounded on the rule of law and human rights.

Table of Contents:
Conceptual Framework
Related Literature
Pro-Poor Policy Framework
Public Administration and Civil Services
Decentralization and Delivery of Services
Accountability and Transparency Situations and Context of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Socio-Economic Impact of HIV Aids
Participatory Approach
Cultural and Moral Dimensions
Grounding Development
Mobilizing the Cultural Resources
Key Lessons in Good Governance from the United Nations
Case in Point: Zamboanga City HIV/AIDS Program
Public-Civil Society Partnership
Organization and Management
Community-Oriented/ Community Based
Innovative Optimized Use of Infrastructure Support
Livelihood Assistance
Financial Resources
Lessons from HIV/Program Implementation

From the Paper:

"According to the United Nations, a critical requisite for achieving the MDG's is a conducive and coherent policy framework. This involves first, the contextualization of the goals by each country, and down to identifying sectoral concerns and on to effective local responses. Responses and interventions to HIVAIDS entails a national policy framework that provides for effective decentralization of action and one that effectively coordinate implementation and resource mobilization as well as achieve a critical mass of support from the public in a much cost effective way. The policy framework to be pro-poor means, that it recognizes the social and economic implications of HIV/AIDS and seeks to integrate social and economic interventions to mitigate the spread of the infection and disease."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ann May, 2003, Social and Economic Impacts of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Specific Reference to Aging, INSTITUTE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE POPULATION AGING CENTER, University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder CO 80309-0483
  • Avert. 2002. "HIV & AIDS in Africa." On-line publication:; accessed 4/26/02.
  • Drimie, Scott. 2002. "The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Rural Households and Land Issues in Southern and Eastern Africa." A Background paper for the Food and Agricultural Organisation, Sub- Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa, August.
  • Haacker, M. 2002. "The economic consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa." IMF Working paper.
  • Menda, Aloyce. 2003. "HIV/Aids Playing Havoc with Tanzanian Labour Force." Business Times. Dar es Salaam, May 2.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

HIV/AIDS Mitigation (2008, May 21) Retrieved December 04, 2023, from

MLA Format

"HIV/AIDS Mitigation" 21 May 2008. Web. 04 December. 2023. <>