HIV infection remains a leading health crisis in Africa which disproportionately affects young women. Every week around 6000 young women become infected with HIV but more staggering still is that on our own continent four out of five new HIV infections occur among adolescent girls.
This means that AIDS-related illnesses are the biggest killers of young women in sub-Saharan Africa with debilitating effects on the economic welfare of African communities. What is needed are strategic solutions delivering an effective combination of HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health services to people at higher risk of HIV, STIs and unintended pregnancies.
The education and empowerment of women has been shown to be a key factor in upliftment and development and it is in this strategic area where you, as a student of the Wits Business School, could make a difference.
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There is a compulsory briefing meeting for all those interested in entering the competition.
16h30 for 17h00
26 February 2020
Classroom 6, WBS
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