Eradicate HIV/AIDS In Mozambique

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Africa was thought to be a lost continent with constant wars and famine. For the last twenty years Africa as a whole has been going through a resurgence. The “Bottom Billion” refers to countries where the population lives on less than two dollars a day. Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, but there is hope. According to the African Development Bank Group in 2015 alone real Gross Domestic Product grew by 8.1%. Even with impressive growth throughout the years Mozambique to plagued by the disease that has claimed so many lives. With an aggressive public awareness campaign the promoted use of condoms will help eradicate HIV/AIDS in Mozambique.
The history of Mozambique is a troubled one. For the first five hundred years of
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The people began to rise up on the oppressors and fought for independence. The war was so terrible that it took a major toll on economic infrastructure. Independence was finally gained in 1975 but a bloody sixteen civil war left the country in ruin and economically stunted.
As part of the economic renaissance Mozambique has been exploring potential reserves of hydrocarbons. Mozambique is speculated to have vast reservoirs of coal and natural gas. Even the agriculture sector has seen direct foreign investment in hopes to reach pre-war levels. Even with spectacular growth in GDP expected lifespan for men is fifty and women is only fifty-two. Many rural communities do not have access to any sort of health care or family planning services. As a result life expectancy is one of the world’s shortest and 28.54% of total deaths are the result of
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Untreated mothers pass the virus unknowingly their infants. Unfortunately there is also 2.2 per 100,000 sexual assaults that contributes to the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This leads to 10.58% of the 24.5 million population to have HIV/AIDS. In order to combat rural overpopulation and curve the amount of virus spread condom companies must step up and do their part as well as making a profit.
Sexual protection companies are a dime a dozen. The brand Trojan has established a reputation for being the powerhouse of the condom world. Trojan has the potential to do good as well as become the only brand that the people of Mozambique would trust and afford. A condom costs about two or three cents to manufacture but per unit sell for $1.12. In order to corner the market a company could sell specialty brands only found in sub-saharan Africa for only fifteen cents. Fifteen cents per unit is still a five hundred percent increase from base

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