AIDS and older Zimbabweans: who will care for the carers?

  • R. Mupedziswa School of Social Work, University of Zimbabwe


The AIDS pandemic has wrought havoc on family structures in Zimbabwe, leaving numerous children orphaned in its wake. Older people, grandparents in particular, play a critical role in looking after these children. However, what is not appreciated is the critical question of who will look after the old people in their time of need.


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