Prevention And Treatment Of HIV/AIDS: A Survey Of Hospitals And NGOs In Pakistan
The study “Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS: A survey of hospitals and NGOs in Pakistan was conducted to obtain insight about prevention of this disability & provision of treatment facilities provided by hospitals and NGOs for the persons having HIV / AIDS. In the subsequent study, the researcher gathered information from 35 hospitals and NGOs working for HIV / AIDS selected through convenience sampling method from selected cites of four provinces of Pakistan. For the purpose of data collection the researcher prepared structured questionnaire. Data was collected by direct contact method in Karachi city and by correspondence method from Hyderabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi / Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Quetta cities of Pakistan. The results indicate that most of the hospitals & NGOs working for HIV/AIDS; were providing treatment, prevention & counseling services, were aware about guidelines provided by government as well as international health agencies i.e. WHO, UNICEF etc., were not providing medicines to the patients having HIV / AIDS and faced lack of funds regarding their treatment & prevention programs. The study recommended that Government should take initiative for setting up nationwide institutes for HIV/AIDS to deal with vital issues related to this disability. The expected institutes may be set up by the public private joint venture or by the Pakistani doctors serving out of the country.
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