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Publication date: 8 May 2017

Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Silivano Edson Mwakinyali, Sukma Putra and Lillian Mwanri

The purpose of this paper is to explore the socio-economic impacts of AIDS on families caring for AIDS-orphaned children in Mbeya rural district, Tanzania.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the socio-economic impacts of AIDS on families caring for AIDS-orphaned children in Mbeya rural district, Tanzania.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative inquiry employing one-on-one in-depth interviews was conducted in 2015. Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit participants (n=24) comprising 20 heads of families caring for AIDS-orphaned children, two local government staff and two staff from Isangati Agricultural Development Organisation – a non-government organisation. Qualitative data were analysed using thematic and framework approach.

Findings

Results demonstrated that families caring for AIDS-orphaned children experienced severe socio-economic impacts of the epidemic. Reduction in household savings, increase in living expenses on health care and increased education fees were the identified economic impacts on these families. Social impacts included labour shortage, withdrawal of children from school and increased demand for food.

Social implications

There is a need for urgent responses and for scaling up programmes delivered by organisations, institutions and the government of Tanzania to help families cope with these impacts.

Originality/value

This study provides evidence on socio-economic impacts of AIDS on families caring for AIDS-orphaned children in Tanzania. An understanding of these impacts can help governmental and non-governmental institutions and programme planners to address the problem in their policies and develop evidence-based strategies and interventions in responding to the problem in Mbeya and Tanzania. Moreover, responses to reducing the impacts of AIDS on families require a holistic approach that encourages the involvement of all sectors and agents outside of the health sector.

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International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4902

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Article
Publication date: 10 February 2020

Sukmawati Nur Endah, Suhartono Suhartono, Retno Kusumaningrum and Roihan Auliya Ulfattah

Currently, the industrial field has entered the revolution era 4.0. This era is marked by rapid globalization and the combination of information and communication…

Abstract

Purpose

Currently, the industrial field has entered the revolution era 4.0. This era is marked by rapid globalization and the combination of information and communication technology with conventional technology to significantly improve production efficiency and customer service. One area of industry that is currently developing is the textile field. Indonesia has one of its flagship textiles, namely, Batik. Batik has different motives in each region, one of which is monumental batik typical of the area of Semarang. But making batik is still made by conventional methods. Based on the development of industry 4.0, making batik motifs can be improved by using 3D printing as the latest technology in the batik industry.

Design/methodology/approach

3D batik motifs are produced by the triangle mesh method.

Findings

In this research, Web-based applications are produced to produce 3D batik motifs with triangular mesh and batik ordering based on the designed batik designs

Originality/value

We can make 3D batik motifs, especially monumental building in Semarang

Details

Library Hi Tech News, vol. 37 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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