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The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa (Hardcover, illustrated edition) Loot Price: R1,449
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The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Nana Poku, Alan Whiteside

The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa (Hardcover, illustrated edition)

Nana Poku, Alan Whiteside

Series: Global Health

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Sub-Saharan Africa is a region devastated by HIV/AIDS. The extent of the epidemic is only now becoming clear, as increasing numbers of people with HIV are becoming III. In the absence of massively expanded prevention, treatment and care efforts, the AIDS death toll on the continent is set to escalate rapidly. Despite progress being achieved in localized settings, the alarming statistics reflect the continuing failure of advanced countries to mount a response that matches the scale and severity of the African HIV/AIDS crisis. Over and above the colossal personal suffering, the dire social and economic consequences for fragile nation-states are already being felt, not only in health but in education, industry, agriculture, transport, human resources and economies in general. Countries already crippled by drought, poverty, debt, forced migration and civil war must now contend with massive deterioration in child survival rates and life expectancy, the erosion of the economic family base, massive and insupportable demands on health and public services, chronic labour shortages and volatile national security. Through a critical and detailed exploration of specific case studies, this invaluable volume brings together an unparalleled 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.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Global Health
Release date: September 2004
Editors: Nana Poku • Alan Whiteside
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-3897-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
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LSN: 0-7546-3897-9
Barcode: 9780754638971

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