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Title: The impact of HIV/AIDS on widows and families in Kampala District :a case study of Kisenyi area, Lubaga Division
Authors: Bugingo, Phenahas
Keywords: HIV/AIDS impact
Widows and families
Kisenyi area
Kampala District
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The research study was conducted in Kisenyi, a suburb of Kampala. Lubaga Division.The research aimed at examining the main challenges, which widows and families encounter within and out of their community. The study was carried out because of the over increasing number of widows in the area as result of HID/AIDS. It therefore called for need to find out the leading factors for a hiked number of death rates among husbands as compared to the wives in the area. The study relied on the assumption that the increasing number of widows and orphans, due to HIV/AIDS is because of the high and uncontrollable population in Kisenyi area. The study would be of great value to the Division and district authorities, parents and community members as well as city authorities in the following ways; The study would enable the division and district authorities to put in place measures that would help to minimize the rate of widowness and orphans in the area. The findings of this study would also serve as a warning signal to parents and community members who have to put in place appropriate planning mechanisms for their families such that they are ready to face such circumstances of single parenthood, especially for mothers. The study would be of great importance specifically to the city authorities, who would use such information to ‘fight’ the ever-growing problem of single motherhood coupled with other related problems street children. The research study was designed as a case study in that, only one area in Kampala district, Lubaga Division was chosen to represent the rest in the district. That was because of the large population that could not be studied concurrently. Both secondary and primary information were applied in the study. Qualitative methods of data collection were involved in the research. Quantitative data was analyzed by SPSS and qualitative analysis was interpreted as it was got from the field. The research established that widows and families are challenged with how to cope with the on going situation and developed distrust against the rest of the community, as a result of the loss of their family heads. The study concluded that there is need for community members to join hands and support each other, to give a life to the desperate widows and families hit by HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thus, it would help reduce on the stigma and poor health which such people face in spite of their vulnerability.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the college of Applied Economics & Applied Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Guidance

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