In Subsaharan Africa, an average of 5% of the adult population is HIV-infected. In many Southern African countries, the so-called national HIV prevalence has risen beyond 10 or even 15%. Throughout Africa, and expecially in high prevalence countries, the HIV epidemic affects not just individuals, but families, communities, organisations and societies in general. And all of them – individuals, families, organisations and governments – need to rise to the challenges that HIV poses: the loss of people, the loss of their care, their knowledge, expertise and productivity – be they parents, farmers, teachers, health workers, business people or government officials.
HIV Mainstreaming – German Development Cooperation’s response
Since 2001, German Development Cooperation (GDC) has responded to the HIV challenge by ‘Mainstreaming’ HIV at its workplaces and in its development projects and programmes in Subsaharan Africa. On this website, find out more about the way this has been done – in different partner countries (click on the map below), in different sectors and by the different German organisations.
The Network and its website