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Title:Governance, Globalisation and the HIV Epidemic in Africa
Author:Reid, Elizabeth
Year:2002
Periodical:Australasian Review of African Studies
Volume:24
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:26-37
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Mozambique
Subjects:AIDS
Health and Nutrition
international relations
Politics and Government
Abstract:This paper explores the complex ways in which the HIV epidemic links into the world and looks at its casual links with development and globalization. It examines the linkages between the HIV epidemic, development and globalization through a story which has been taken from an article by Helen Epstein in a recent New York Review of Books (9 May 2002) and which indicates the resources required for a humane and effective governance of the epidemic. Helen Epstein travelled to the South of Mozambique because she noted that the rate of HIV infection in this area was significantly higher than in Maputo, the capital. Epstein wanted to talk to the women for she thought they might be able to tell her why the virus was spreading so quickly in this rural area. She wanted to ask if people used condoms and if not why not. However, her story became a story about people's struggle to get the pensions that are their due. Notes, ref.
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