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Title:HIV/AIDS on the Campus: Universities and the Threat of an Epidemic
Author:Egerö, Bertil
Year:2006
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:22
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:31-50
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:personnel management
universities
AIDS
Health and Nutrition
Education and Oral Traditions
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
AIDS (Disease)
government policy
Makerere University
epidemics
HIV infections
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v022/22.2egero.pdf
Abstract:As the AIDS epidemic moves from the early stages of HIV spread into a growing wave of premature deaths, its in-house impacts are felt in all formal organizations. This paper addresses the particular situation of institutions of higher learning, known to be among the last to develop management responses to the epidemic. Analysing developments in Makerere University, Uganda, during the period from the early 1990s onward, the paper seeks the answer to the question of why in fact universities avoid responding to the AIDS threat not in the attitudes or behaviours of individuals in leading positions, but in the actions of universities as organizations or institutions. How an organization acts is linked to two central factors: its mandate or purpose, and its structure. Individuals act within structures, working to fulfil mandates if they are leaders, or pursuing their own objectives if they are not. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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