Weighing up the burden of care on caregivers of orphan children: the Amajuba District Child Health and Wellbeing Project, South Africa.

@article{Govender2012WeighingUT,
  title={Weighing up the burden of care on caregivers of orphan children: the Amajuba District Child Health and Wellbeing Project, South Africa.},
  author={Kaymarlin Govender and Susan Louise Penning and Gavin George and Tim K C Quinlan},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={712-21}
}
This paper assesses the burden on orphan caregivers relative to non-orphan caregivers in the context of high HIV/AIDS mortality in South Africa. It presents findings from the third round of a study conducted in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu-Natal between 2003 and 2007. Significant differences were found between orphan and non-orphan caregivers; the former being more likely to care for more children, have poorer health, higher levels of chronic illness, less adult help and they appeared to… CONTINUE READING

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