Hiv and Aids in Botswana

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ECONOMICS IN BOTSWANA AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (ECO 463) | HIGH HIV/AIDS PREVALENCE RATE IS ADVERSELY AFFECTING PROSPECTS OF ECONOMIC GROWTHIN BOTSWANA.DISCUSS | TEAM LEADER: GABRIEL CHITULA 201101850CONTACT NUMBER:+267 71 430 952EMAIL ADDRESS:GABRIEL.C.JUNIOR@GMAILCOMOTHER GROUP MEMBERSTSHEGOFATSO L DIBUILE201200993NICOLA B MAKATI201105383 | | | |

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Table of content ………………………………………………………….. 1
Abstract…………………………………………………………………… 2
Introduction……………………………………………………………….. 3
Impacts of HIV on households……………………………………………. 4
Impact of HIV on Firms and Business………………………….. 6
Impact of HIV at Macroeconomic Level………………………… 7

Conclusion……………………………………………………… 10

Reference ……………………………………………………… 11

ABSTRACT
This paper provides an overview of how the high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate adversely affects the economic growth of Botswana. HIV/AIDS is a growing problem in Botswana as the country has the second highest HIV/AIDS infection rate in the world. There are different sectors in the economy which can be affected by HIV/AIDS namely; the household, the firm and the macro economy. This paper will look at the various components affecting these sectors and explain what impact they have on Botswana s economy.

INTRODUCTION
In light of recent studies, that establish a direct correlation between health and development, it brings about the question of how much the epidemic of HIV and AIDS- which has been haunting the nation for decades, has negatively affected the prospects of economic growth in Botswana. There have been various studies that have been conducted which evaluate the different ways in which HIV and AIDS has affected the economy of Botswana. This paper, shall highlight the theories of how HIV and AIDS affects the economy, namely at the household-level, firm-level and finally at the macroeconomic-level, and…...

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