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The HIV AIDS epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa

The HIV AIDS epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa affects 25 6 million individuals In this research proposal I intend to focus on the lasting impact that the Catholic Church's official discouragement of condom usage has had on the effective treatment and prevention of HIV AIDS in the region of Sub Saharan Africa Scholars have observed a paradox of low condom use in high HIV risk areas Most health organisations heavily recommend the use of male latex condoms in the prevention of HIV infection In consideration of the Catholic Church s prevalence and exponential growth in the region in conjunction with its soft power and institutional links to aid organisations much circumstantial reasoning has attributed this paradox in part to the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church It is recognised that the HIV AIDS global pandemic is the single largest public health issue in the world Therefore I think it is important that actors such as national governments aid and health organisations and other healthcare services have access to detailed research which explores all aspects of the epidemic including both individual sexuality on which most existing research is focused as well as the often overlooked impact of cultural and societal norms that affect sexual practices and sexual health awareness 

2 pages | 414 words

Governments are required to choose between currency stability and national Economic

Under international monetary system governments are required to choose between currency stability and national economic autonomy As a result to choose between the two a country in order to retain nation autonomy would rather allow its currency to fluctuate In most major industrialized nations floating exchange rate system is prevailing since early 1970s whereas developing ones continue to have fixed exchange rate system To provide a stable system to importers exporters and investors and to limit speculation developing economies tend to utilize fixed exchange rates But neither the floating nor the fixed rate system is better than the other Rather it's a matter of recognizing that all exchange rate systems encompass a significant trade off between domestic economic economy and exchange rate stability Consequently when a country is forced to choose between a fixed exchange rates and domestic economic autonomy governments go for the latter Although fixed exchange rates provide exchange rate stability by stabilizing trade on one hand and help to achieve macroeconomic goals on the other hand but they obstruct government's ability to manage nation economic autonomy through monetary policy Secondly to maintain fixed exchange rates it needs domestic adjustments which are costly The country with trade deficit wishes to maintain fixed exchange rates have to face rising unemployment falling output and recession while the country with trade surplus for the same purpose of maintain fixed exchange rates has to deal with acute inflation

2 pages | 472 words