AIDS And The Funeral Industry In Southeastern Africa

David J. Snyder, Laurie Butler, Karen Goff
2011 International Business & Economics Research Journal  
This paper examines the impact of AIDS on the Funeral Industry in Southeastern Africa. It first presents an overview of AIDS in Southeastern Africa and then it delves into an examination of family funeral customs in select countries and how they have been affected by the AIDS epidemic. These countries include: Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, and Uganda. Next, this paper takes a look at the impact of AIDS on hospital mortuaries in Zimbabwe. This is followed by an examination of
more » ... the rise in the number of orphans along with the effect of AIDS on the classroom setting. Finally, four suggestions for fighting the disease are presented.
doi:10.19030/iber.v5i3.3463 fatcat:kxoxayrpqjdfrcszy2yjc2smqu