|AUTHOR||Barbara Bentein, Sidya Ould El Haj, Cheryl Faye, Eric Mercier, Dominique Tallet-Brasseur, Edele Thebaub and Yves Willemot|
|TOPIC||Child poverty and disparities|
This paper examines the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Gambia and Niger to determine if they are addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups in their countries in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals. The review found that only one of the four countries demonstrated a strong willingness to declare the issue of HIV/AIDS a national priority for poverty reduction. Further study is recommended to better understand the most effective and efficient means of integrating HIV/AIDS into national policy.