The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa

The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa

by Nana Poku, Alan Whiteside
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754638979

ISBN-13: 9780754638971

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Through a critical and detailed exploration of specific case studies, this volume brings together an array of international contributors to redefine the political and economic contours of this calamitous epidemic. It examines the impact of the shortfalls in the 'Global Fund' allocation, the slow pace of administrative processing of aid and the weaknesses of…  See more details below

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Through a critical and detailed exploration of specific case studies, this volume brings together an array of international contributors to redefine the political and economic contours of this calamitous epidemic. It examines the impact of the shortfalls in the 'Global Fund' allocation, the slow pace of administrative processing of aid and the weaknesses of institutional responses to the crisis from African countries and their partners in the global health community. It is essential reading for all concerned with public health, epidemiology, HIV/AIDS research, globalization, development, Africa and indeed our shared future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754638971
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Global Health Series
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Africa's HIV/AIDS crisis
Ch. 1Responding to AIDS in crisis situations1
Ch. 2Legitimate actors? The future roles for NGOs against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa19
Ch. 3Confronting AIDS with debt : Africa's silent crisis33
Ch. 4AIDS-related famine in Africa : questioning assumptions and developing frameworks51
Ch. 5Cultural hazards facing young people in the era of HIV/AIDS : specificity and change71
Ch. 6HIV/AIDS : the Nigerian response85
Ch. 7Between state security and state collapse : HIV/AIDS and South Africa's national security105
Ch. 8What people really believe about HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa127
Ch. 9The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana : implications for the 'African miracle'151
Ch. 10Uganda and the challenge of HIV/AIDS165
Ch. 11The impact of HIV/AIDS on democracy in Southern Africa : what do we know, what do we need to know, and why?191
Ch. 12Conclusion215

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