The reality of despair

AIDS in Malawi

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Abstract

While completing a recent medical elective in the Central African country of Malawi, medical student Dale Needham learned firsthand that HIV/AIDS represents a true pandemic in Africa. By the end of 1993, Malawi had the continent's highest per capita number of cumulative reported AIDS cases. Although Canadian physicians have had their own struggles helping patients with HIV/AIDS, many more battles are being fought in countries like Malawi, where financial resources are limited. In Africa, HIV-positive people of all ages suffer incredibly from diseases such as protein energy malnutrition, tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis. Primary health care programs, education in the primary schools and community awareness and support are partial answers to the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Medical Association journal
Volume155
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Malawi
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Pandemics
Cryptococcal Meningitis
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Meningeal Tuberculosis
Medical Students
Primary Health Care
Physicians
Education

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The reality of despair : AIDS in Malawi. / Needham, Dale.

In: Canadian Medical Association journal, Vol. 155, No. 1, 1996, p. 91-92.

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