Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Responding to an International Crisis

Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Responding to an International Crisis

by Franklyn Lisk
     
 

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Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented

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Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented proportion, its multi-dimensional characteristics, and its continuous evolution over more than two decades.

The careful analysis in this volume critically reviews key issues in the global response, including:

  • HIV/AIDS as a development challenge

  • North-South power relationships and tensions

  • international and regional partnerships between donor governments and recipient countries

  • governance of global institutions and impact on the capacity of developing countries to respond effectively to the epidemic

  • prevention versus treatment as options in HIV/AIDS services

  • how to make the money work in support of effective AIDS financing.

 

Providing a comprehensive but easy to read and compact overview of history, trends and impacts of HIV/AIDS and the global efforts to respond effectively this book is essential reading for all students of international relations, health studies and international organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135226114
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Series:
Global Institutions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
522 KB

Meet the Author

Franklyn Lisk is Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, and was a Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2005-2006. Prior to that he was the founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work in Geneva, as well as the ILO Global Coordinator for UNAIDS, 2001-2005. He is co-editor (with Sophie Harman) of Governance of HIV/AIDS: Making Participation and Accountability Count, 2009

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