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Effect of HIV/Aids to The Kenya Economy.

Kenya is a developing country. It has been always affected by the impact the HIV eruption has on profitable development. This is because Kenya solely depends on foreign aid for HIV prevention. We are, consequently, showing you how HIV affects economic progress in Kenya.

1. Effect of HIV on the agricultural sector: Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, and many livelihoods are entirely conditional on agriculture. 70 of the total population lives in pastoral areas and husbandry is the primary source of their livelihoods.

This implies that if HIV continues to spread at a rapid rate in Kenya, then more lives and gainful progress are at stake. HIV negatively affects this sector because it reduces the labor force. It basically weakens the economy by reducing the labor force. Sick people are incapable to contribute completely towards gainful elaboration if their health isn't appositely taken care of.

Kenya exports goods basically generated from agriculture. HIV weakens and kills citizens at their most effective age, and this threatens the status of the economy. Like other developing countries, Kenya lacks proper nutrition programs for the sick, prevention measures, and health facilities. This has put the lives of many victims in danger as they depend on drugs and nutrition to survive. This in act, affects the gainful progress as individuals grow weaker and can't fully contribute towards economic growth.

2. The effect of HIV on the tax base: Taxes are the primary sources of profit for the Kenyan government. HIV strikes adults at their most productive age, reducing the taxable population. Deaths performing from HIV means that taxes are reduced and this puts big strain on the limited finance from the government.

Additionally, HIV infection increases the burden by increasing health effort. Because of this, the exploitable cash is directed to care for the people living with HIV/ AIDS. This as well increases pressure on the frugality because more funds used to cater to hospital bills.

3. Reduction of Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Product: The accelerating rapid spread of HIV in Kenya has a direct impact on the GDP and GNP of the country. Gross Domestic Product( GDP) refers to the value of goods and services produced within a country over a communicated period.

HIV infection reduces the number of goods produced because it reduces the affair force. When people are dying of AIDS, the most significant resource( the people) is lost. This finally affects the gainful progress as the public income is greatly attenuated. Attenuated GDP and GNP both explains how HIV affects gainful progress in Kenya.

4. Increased imports and decreasing exports: Reduced labor productivity translates to reduced exports. While exports reduce, imports increase due to the need to have quality healthcare in the country. Because of this, balancing exports and imports becomes a problem for the economy. This also put so big strain on the progress of economic growth. Kenya exports basically agricultural produce. This means that agriculture is the most active sector. The frugality of Kenya can not survive without agriculture.

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