UN-HABITAT's experiences in the Lake Victoria region and Sub-Saharan Africa show that the underlying causes of
the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its consequences on urban development must be urgently and comprehensively addressed.
The epidemic affects all sectors of urban development, including housing, transportation, water, and access to health
services. Development agencies, whose mission is urban development, have thus started to recognise that achieving
their objectives is difficult without addressing and mitigating the impact of the epidemic. A comprehensive policy and
programming is required to mitigate both the spread and the effects of the epidemic. Consequently, UN-HABITAT, working
with partners and city authorities around Lake Victoria, has embarked on an HIV/AIDS mainstreaming strategy in
its Slum Upgrading and Poverty Reduction programme. Related activities and lessons are presented.
Keywords : Africa, HIV/AIDS, Human Settlements, Slums, Urban Development, Urbanisation.
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