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Title:Public-private partnerships as a strategy against HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the influence of historical legacies
Author:Brunne, VivianeISNI
Periodical:African Journal of AIDS Research (ISSN 1608-5906)
Geographic term:South Africa
health policy
public sector
private sector
political conditions
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/AJAR.2009.
Abstract:In the face of the challenges posed by the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic, collaboration between public and private partners is often called for in an attempt to mobilize additional resources. This paper shows that the ability to successfully use public-private partnerships to address complex challenges is influenced by the fabric of society, one important aspect being historical legacies. The first part of the paper shows how South Africa's apartheid past affects the ability of public and private partners to collaborate in a response to HIV and AIDS today. It also takes into account how reconciliation and nationbuilding policies in the immediate post-transformation period have affected the ability to form and sustain partnerships concerning HIV/AIDS issues. The second part of the article analyses more recent developments regarding the information that these hold as to the feasibility of public-private partnerships and whether these continue to be affected by the legacies of the past. Two events with symbolic political value in South Africa, namely the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer event and the recent changes in government, are examined on the basis of three queries, regarding the impact of the event on nation-building and transcending cleavages in society; the event's impact on the ability to form public-private partnerships in general; and the role of HIV/AIDS in connection with the event. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]