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Protecting Childhood in the AIDS PandemicFinding Solutions that Work$
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Jody Heymann, Lorraine Sherr, and Rachel Kidman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199765126

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.001.0001

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View 2: Responsibility, Accountability, and Government (In)Action

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Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic
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Agnes Binagwaho

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0012

This chapter analyzes the role that governments play in respecting, protecting, and fulfilling children’s rights in the context of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. It explores the potential and current limitations of government intervention, with special attention paid to inefficiencies derived from the actions of government and foreign aid organizations. The contribution asserts the primacy of government responsibility for children affected by AIDS, while understanding previous failures; and it identifies concrete steps to overcome current bottlenecks and accelerate action.

Keywords:   HIV/AIDS, children’s rights, government, responsibility, development assistance, foreign aid organizations

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