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    Family health care in Malawi: sustainable community alternative for AIDS management

    Carr, Stuart C. and MacLachlan, Malcolm (1994) Family health care in Malawi: sustainable community alternative for AIDS management. IFE Psychologia: An International Journal.

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    With Malawi having one of the highest rates of AIDS in the world and prevention programmes visibly continuing to fail, the present study was motivated by the pressing need to 1aentify alternative and sustainable resources. A total of 175 undergraduates at the national University of Malawi rated the credibility, both past and future, of the possible sources of advice regarding the disease. This time perspective revealed just one consistently prominent resource: the community alternative of the family. We discuss the applications of this particular finding within the real context of changes occurring in Malawi's political and economic situation, concluding that the family has the potential to make a truly significant contribution to the management of AIDS in the country, and very possibly in the region as a whole.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: family health care; malawi; sustainable; community alternative; aids management;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16591
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 15:54
    Journal or Publication Title: IFE Psychologia: An International Journal
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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