Indigenous Languages, Performing Arts and HIV/Aids Pandemic’
Kithaka, Wa Mberia
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This article looks at HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya. It shows that different players including the government, business establishments and the non-profit organizations have worked hard to fight the pandemic. Various steps have been taken to respond to the pandemic including policy formulation and implementation, intergovernmental collaboration, coordination, and sensitization through the media. While we appreciate the wide range of interventions, the author takes the view that there is more room for expanding the battlefront against the scourge . He contends that performing arts constitutes a very effective weapon which should continuously used in war against HIV/AIDS pandemic. Finally, he argues that using Kiswahili and other indigenous languages in performing arts is likely to produce better results.