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dc.contributor.authorMcPeak, Georgia
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:46:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:46:38Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.othermcpeak_georgia_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcpeak_georgia_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24225
dc.description.abstractWhy has Botswana, arguably the best run country on the continent of Africa, with a stable, transparent, and legitimate government as well as a capable public health care system, nonetheless failed to stem the AIDS epidemic? This question, known as the Botswana Paradox, is addressed in this paper in part because of the policy implications for the United States Agency for International Development. Over a five-year period (beginning in January 2004), USAID will spend approximately $56 million dollars on HIV/AIDS prevention activities in Botswana under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This paper addresses how PEPFAR funding should be targeted via a KAP (knowledge, attitude, practice) analysis. Data analysis show that the "KAP gap" (the greatest area of weakness) lies not with knowledge or with attitude, but with individual sexual practices. For PEPFAR funding to have maximum impact, recommendations are given that address the KAP gap and focus on changing individual behavior.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBotswana
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectKAP (knowledge
dc.subjectattitude
dc.subjectpractice)
dc.subjectPEPFAR
dc.subjectUnited States Agency for International Development
dc.titleIdentifying the causes of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
dc.title.alternativeimplications for foreign policy
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorAbdulahi Osmon
dc.description.committeeAbdulahi Osmon
dc.description.committeeDouglas Stinnett
dc.description.committeeLoch Johnson


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