The Redeemed AIDS Program Action Committee. Traditional and Modern Health Systems in Nigeria
Sub-Saharan Africa has remained the region worst hit by the AIDS scourge in the world. Almost three quarters of those infected with the HIV/AIDS virus are found in Africa. By 1997, countries of central, eastern, and southern Africa had been identified as belonging to the "main AIDS belt," because they possessed the world's highest HIV sero-prevalence levels among the general population. Although a few countries like Uganda (and Thailand in Asia) have responded decisively to AIDS by adopting a multi-sectoral approach prominently featuring condom use, among other things, not many countries in the developing world, especially Africa, have demonstrated convincing political will and economic wherewithal to effectively prosecute a sustained war against the epidemic.