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Realisation of the right to adequate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia.

Realisation of the right to adequate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia.

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Published by Legal Assistance Centre in [Windhoek] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 27).

ContributionsLegal Assistance Centre (Namibia)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16844746M
LC Control Number2008347222

  Inadequate housing is a tremendous barrier to achieving good health—especially when dealing with a chronic illness. A team of researchers is examining largely rural counties in West Alabama to assess the impact of stable housing on the well-being of people living with HIV/: Safiya George.


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Realisation of the right to adequate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia. Download PDF EPUB FB2

With HIV/AIDS. However, to date, the government has not enacted a policy that guarantees the right to adequate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS.

This does not imply that the Namibian government does not have housing policies. In fact, the government. Namibia – HIV/AIDS Charter of Rights. All persons, including those living with HIV/AIDS, have the same right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and their families, including food, cloth- ing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.

People living with HIV/AIDS have the right to. ABOUT 10% of Namibians or people are living with HIV, according to statistics, health minister Bernard Haufiku said on Friday during World AIDS Day commemorations at Katima Mulilo in the.

All persons, including those living with HIV/AIDS, have the same right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well -being of themselves and their families, including food, cloth - ing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.

HIV/AIDS in Namibia is a critical public health issue. HIV has been the leading cause of death in Namibia sincebut its prevalence has dropped by over 70 percent in the last 10 years(). While the disease has declined in prevalence, Namibia still has some of the highest rates of HIV of any country in the world.

debilitated bodies. Living with HIV/AIDS is a challenge (Hirsch, Kett & Trefil,p. According to Meiring (, p. 36) people living with HIV/AIDS go through stages and degrees of health and illness.

Some days they feel fine and healthy, while others they feel ill, anxious or depressed. The people who are living with the virus have fears. About Namibians are living with HIV, of which an estimated 17 are youths between the ages of 10 and “The public health sector has fewer than Realisation of the right to adequate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia.

book healthcare workers per 1 Stable housing allows persons living with HIV/AIDS to access comprehensive healthcare and adhere to HIV treatment. The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing manages the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. HOPWA is the only Federal program dedicated to addressing the housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their.

Stable housing is closely linked to successful HIV outcomes. With safe, decent, and affordable housing, people with HIV are better able to access medical care and supportive services, get on HIV treatment, take their HIV medication consistently, and see their health care provider regularly.

In short: the more stable your living situation, the. Since the epidemic began, more than 60 million people have been infected with the virus and nearly 30 million people have died of HIV-related causes.

AIDS has become the sixth-largest cause of death worldwide. At the end ofan estimated million people globally were living with HIV. Progress in the realisation of the right: a factual description of measures institued by government during the period under review and their impact, especiallly on vulnerable groups.

nges for the realisation of the right: a description of key challenges that hamper the realisation of the right, and in some cases, government's. • The right to adequate standard of living and housing. The right to adequate standard of living comprises, inter alia, In the realisation of the right to health, government has a duty to take necessary steps for Patients suffering from mental illness or people living with HIV and AIDS are often vulnerable to discrimination.

This impacts. The impact of hiv/aids on the electoral process in Namibia 1. Introduction InNamibia gained independence, experiencing a successful transition from authoritarian to democratic rule.

The young democracy is among the countries worst hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The United Nations (UN) recognises that the pandemic challenges both social andFile Size: 1MB.

The reality that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are discriminated against and marginalised, leading to a lack of individual and collective well being, development and human security; And further recognising that tradition, culture and religion have a strong influence on lifestyle and choices; Hereby commit to this National Policy on HIV/AIDS.

Individuals who are homeless or living in marginal conditions have an elevated burden of infection with HIV. Existing research suggests the HIV/AIDS pandemic in resource-rich settings is increasingly concentrated among members of vulnerable and marginalized populations, including homeless/marginally-housed individuals, who have yet to benefit fully from recent advances in highly Cited by: The primer also provides information on the effect of past criminal activity on the ability to secure federal housing assistance.

In Marchthe Primer was updated to include a section on how U.S. advocates can use international human rights law to support a person with HIV's right to safe, stable, and affordable housing. Angula et al.

Introduction Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have affected Na- mibia in the.

to all people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the region. The study was guided by the document HIV/AIDS and Human Rights – International Guidelines1 ofadopted by UNAIDS and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Foreword of these Guidelines declares:File Size: KB. International standards. Universal standards. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Article 25 (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old.

that “Two out of three people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) go to work every day, which makes the workplace a vital entry point for tackling HIV/AIDS” (The Global Compact Dialogue, ). According to Bickel, Corley, Hamilton and Mazzone, () the workplace is an essential element in addressing HIV/AIDS in both sectors because.

NEW YORK, USA, 6 July – Livey Van Wyk is 21 years old and living with HIV in Katutura, Namibia. In her home community, she has experienced stigma and discrimination because of her HIV.

This JIAS special issue examining HIV-related stigma and discrimination comes at a time when we see overwhelming evidence that global solidarity and shared responsibility are transforming the vision of an AIDS-free generation.

A record of 10 million people living with HIV are now receiving treatment, far fewer people are dying from AIDS-related illnesses, 25 countries have reduced new Cited by: HOUSING STATUS AMONG PLWHA AND RECEIPT OF HIV CARE.

A substantial proportion of participants in many studies of PLWHA report outright homelessness or routinely living in marginal residential situations, including shelters and single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel rooms (12,28).In a representative sample of PLWHA in New York City, 33% were homeless/marginally-housed with 18% Cited by: More than 35 million people are now living with HIV.

* 3,2 million are under the age of * Inan estimated 2,1 million people were newly infected with HIV. * were under the age of The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the accessibility of HIV/AIDS related health information to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Khomas region in Namibia The objectives of the study are to: Explain the experiences of those diagnosed with HIV/ by: 2.

living with HIV/AIDS participate should be conducted only in terms of acceptable research protocols, which adequately protect their rights prior to, during and after the trials. Trial results should be made available to the community for timely and appropriate action.

Employment People living with HIV/AIDS have the right to work, and should not. Introduction. Namibia, with a population of approximately million is classified as a middle income African country; although income disparity is one of the largest in the more than 38% of the population was living below the poverty line.

With a reported national prevalence of % in the adult population of 15–49 years, Namibia is experiencing one of the largest HIV Cited by: Despite stabilizing HIV prevalence, the number of people living with HIV will continue to increase as the total population size in that age range grows.

In /08 approximatelypeople were living with HIV while in /13 this value is predicted to bepeople. In /08 approximat people are newly infected with Size: KB.

Overall attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS were positive, except for eating food prepared by an HIV-positive person or kissing an HIV-positive person. As Tebourski et al demonstrated [ 16 ], there was a discrepancy between the knowledge that HIV cannot be transmitted in certain ways and willingness to engage in that by: 5.

Disclosure to others is one of the major challenges facing adolescents living with HIV – for them, also a part of the adolescence transition process. For the past decade, Namibia has been conducting a series of HIV awareness campaigns for adults and young people under the umbrella ‘Take Control’.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of HIV/AIDS Housing recently reported that in the United States an estimated people living with HIV (a number equal to 12% of all HIV-positive people in the United States) have a current unmet housing need; of these 44% needed ongoing assistance to pay rent, 36% sought a Cited by: HIV/AIDS and the Law in namibia v Introduction HIV and AIDS have inflicted a terrible toll on Namibian society.

UNAIDS estimates that about Namibians are living with HIV or AIDS. The government realised the urgency of the situation and adopted the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS File Size: 1MB.

women’s right to adequate housing is the current critical obstacle to the realization of their right to adequate housing worldwide. It emphasizes that in many countries women’s rights are protected by law, but in practice women are socially and economically disadvantaged, and face de facto discrimination in housing, land and inheritance rights.

The impact of flooding on people living with HIV: A case study from the Ohangwena Region, Namibia Article PDF Available.

and people with chronic diseases such as HIV and AIDS. They need. Children & HIV and AIDS in Namibia Introduction 1 Global Summary of AIDS epidemic (3) People living with HIV million New infections million [mm].

An estimatedpeople are living with HIV in Namibia, among which s children below the age of (MoHSS, ) Annual incidence levels are estimated at 5, and approximately one quarter of these are due to mother-to-child transmission. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on education in Namibia Acronyms i List of Figures FIGURE PROJECTED HIV INFECTION LEVELS IN AGE GROUPS 0 – FIGURE PROJECTED NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (AIDS.

Indigenous people. The constitution of Namibia considers the right all people in Namibia regardless of ethnic origin and race however, it does not consider the human rights of individual indigenous groups.

As of current, particular groups face extreme struggles in regards to the rights to traditional land. -those that industrialized first; -have percent of the world's population;-command percent of the world's annual output of wealth; -although the high income countries have a large number of poor, they offer decent housing, adequate food, drinkable water, and other comforts-a standard of living unimaginable by the majority of the world's people.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic presents a major new challenge to Namibia and key partners of the education system. The relatively early stage of Namibia's AIDS epidemic creates an important potential for pro-active responses so that the country is well prepared to manage the main burden of the epidemic.

Inthere were an estimatedpeople living with HIV/AIDS, and the estimated death toll in According to the UNAIDS Report, the epidemic in Namibia "appears to be leveling off." As the HIV/AIDS epidemic hasCapital and largest city: Windhoek, 22°34′S 17°5′E / .HIV/AIDS Professionals in Namibia, Windhoek.

likes 5 talking about this. A knowledge hub for public health professionals with special focus on HIV/AIDSFollowers: Hot Tip. Direct discriminationmeans someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a particular characteristic, for example, an Aboriginal applicant for a lease is knocked back by a landlord or agent in preference for a non-Aboriginal applicant on the basis of race.

Indirect discriminationmeans that the application of a rule, a policy, a standard or some other apparently.