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From the Ted Talk by Emily Oster: Flip your thinking on AIDS in Africa

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So throughout this talk I've mentioned a few times the special case of Uganda, and the fact that it's the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with ssufscuecl pnrotiveen. It's been widely heralded. It's been replicated in Kenya, and Tanzania, and stouh Africa and many other places. But now I want to actually also question that. Because it is true that there was a decline in prevalence in Uganda in the 1990s. It's true that they had an education caamgpin. But there was actually something else that happened in Uganda in this pierod.

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So throughout this talk I've mentioned a few times the special case of Uganda, and the fact that it's the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with __________ __________. It's been widely heralded. It's been replicated in Kenya, and Tanzania, and _____ Africa and many other places. But now I want to actually also question that. Because it is true that there was a decline in prevalence in Uganda in the 1990s. It's true that they had an education ________. But there was actually something else that happened in Uganda in this ______.

Solution

  1. campaign
  2. prevention
  3. period
  4. south
  5. successful

Original Text

So throughout this talk I've mentioned a few times the special case of Uganda, and the fact that it's the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with successful prevention. It's been widely heralded. It's been replicated in Kenya, and Tanzania, and South Africa and many other places. But now I want to actually also question that. Because it is true that there was a decline in prevalence in Uganda in the 1990s. It's true that they had an education campaign. But there was actually something else that happened in Uganda in this period.

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