Monday, November 22, 2010

Health and Development

In the  1990s, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda was seen as a new breed of African leadership, Utilizing wide-reaching and candid health education programs, HIV/AIDS cases among adult Ugandans dropped from an estimated 15 percent in 1992 to roughly 6 percent by 2004. Yet in the same year, Museveni did a public about-face, declaring war on condom use and promotion. Billboards advertising condoms were replaced by messages celebrating virginity. Condom ads disappeared from radio, and the country's leading condom brand was recalled amid claims of defects.In her first report for FRONTLINE/World in 2007 Wahington D.C based-filmaker Daniele Anastasion chronicled the condom controversy
and the debate over abstinence in the eleviation of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

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