Africa's AIDS crisis in context: 'how the poor are dying'

Poku, Nana K. (2001) Africa's AIDS crisis in context: 'how the poor are dying'. Third World Quarterly, 22, (2), 191-204. (doi:10.1080/01436590120037027).


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The 13th International Conference on AIDS held in Durban, South Africa, highlighted the social catastrophe unfolding on the African continent. The meeting took place in the country with the largest number of people infected by HIV - the virus that causes AIDS - on the continent that is home to 70% of the world's HIV-infected population. The cruel irony of the unfolding human tragedy is that Africa is also the least equipped region in the world to deal with the multiplicity of challenges posed by the HIV virus. Drawn from ongoing research in southern Africa, this article charts the relationship between poverty, HIV prevalence and the politics of global response.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/01436590120037027
ISSNs: 0143-6597 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 34077
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:01

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