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Title:African responses to HIV/AIDS: between speech and action
Editors:Ige, SegunISNI
Quinlan, TimISNI
City of publisher:Scottsville
Publisher:University of Kwazulu-Natal Press
ISBN:1869142330; 9781869142339
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
medicinal drugs
public health
Abstract:This collection of essays provides a critique of leadership on HIV/AIDS in Africa from the 1980s to the present. The book examines the rhetoric on HIV/AIDS, which has influenced culture and behaviour, service delivery, policy, the design of national interventions, and the varied success of different countries in containing the pandemic. African scholars put into context a host of public and scholarly disputes, ranging from AIDS exceptionalism and Thabo Mbeki's 'denialism,' to the racist debates on 'African promiscuity' and the recent revival of assertions that homosexuality is not an 'African' behaviour. The book contains case studies drawing on the rhetoric of governments and the nature of government leadership in South Africa, The Gambia, Morocco, Zambia, and Ethiopia, as well as the African Union's declarations on HIV/AIDS. Contributions: Introduction: HIV/AIDS rhetoric in Africa (Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan); HIV/AIDS and the State: a critique of leadership in Africa (Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan); What type of leadership is required to combat complex global challenges such as the HIV and AIDS pandemic? (Judith Flick); Assertive leadership responses to HIV and AIDS: the Moroccan example (Fatima Harrak); Socio-economic rights and development: HIV/AIDS and anti-retroviral service delivery in South Africa (Shauna Mottiar); Confusing public health with militant nationalism: South Africa's AIDS policy under Thabo Mbeki (John-Eudes Lengwe Kunda and Keyan Tomaselli); President Jammeh's HIV/AIDS healing saga in The Gambia (Stella Nyanzi); Culture, behaviour and AIDS in Africa (Paul Nchoji Nkwi and H. Russell Bernard); Sexuality and rights: men who have sex with men in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia (Getnet Tadele); Race and HIV/AIDS in public health discourse in Africa (Ademola J. Ajuwon); The politics of AIDS in South Africa: foundations of a hyperendemic epidemic (Warren Parker); Conclusion: AIDS in the African State: Quo vadis? (Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan). [ASC Leiden abstract]