Care for AIDS orphans in Uganda: findings from focus group discussions
A few studies have published findings on AIDS orphan care. Perhaps the pioneering study of orphans in Uganda was by Hunter (1990) who was alarmed by the high proportions of orphans in the population. She found that 23 per cent of the children in Rakai district did not have both parents in comparison to 12 per cent in Hoima; she predicted that the usual coping mechanism of the extended family would not be adequate to handle the problem. Another study, by Barnett and Blaikie (1992) in the Rakai...[Show more]
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