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Author Kinsman, John, 1964-
Title AIDS policy in Uganda [electronic resource] : evidence, ideology, and the making of an African success story / John Kinsman
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 240 p.) : ill., map
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Key themes and concepts * Accepting the unacceptable: Establishing a national response to AIDS in Uganda * Working on a hunch: A history of HIV prevention in Uganda * Overcoming resistance: Big Men and the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy provision * The Masaka Intervention Trial: A case study in the interpretation of complex research findings * What has guided AIDS control policy in Uganda?
Introduction -- Key themes and concepts -- Accepting the unacceptable : establishing a national response to AIDS in Uganda -- Working on a hunch : a history of HIV prevention in Uganda -- Overcoming resistance : big men and the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy provision -- The Masaka intervention trial : a case study in the interpretation of complex research findings -- What has guided AIDS control policy in Uganda?
This book presents a comprehensive history of Africa's best-known AIDS "success story," from the start of the epidemic in the early 1980s up until 2005. It focuses on the various ways in which evidence and ideology have contributed to AIDS policy in Uganda, and it places the development of the country's innovative prevention and treatment strategies into the context of international, national, and local processes. Through this, John Kinsman shows how the country became an important influence in defining global AIDS control strategies
""An accessible and compelling story of evidence and AIDS...Beautifully written and argued."̐ΜưGill Walt, Professor Emeritus of International Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine" ""John Kinsman brings a health educator's and anthropologist's perspective to examining the AIDS policy process in Uganda. His unique insights make fascinating reading and suggest how important it is for policy advisers to understand the context, influences, and personalities of decision makers in addition to the scientific factors. This very readable book has much to teach those who advise on health policy issues."̐ΜưDr Richard Laing, Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland" ""This book is written with great sensibility to Ugandan culture. Using a political-economy approach, it shows that HIV/AIDS in Uganda is not purely a medical problem, but one that is anchored in multiple economic and structural contexts, globally, nationally and locally. The book will appeal to a wide audience and make an important contribution to the field of medical anthropology, especially as it pertains to international health policy, the social history of AIDS, and social epidemiology."̐ΜưProfessor Charles B. Rwabukwali, Department of Sociology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda" "This book presents a comprehensive history of Africa's best-known AIDS "success story," from the start of the epidemic in the early 1980's up until 2005. It focuses on the various ways in which evidence and ideology have contributed to AIDS policy in Uganda, and it places the development of the country's innovative prevention and treatment strategies into the context of international, national, and local processes. Through this, John Kinsman shows how the country became an important influence in defining global AIDS control strategies."--BOOK JACKET
Palgrave
Link Print version: Kinsman, John, 1964- AIDS policy in Uganda. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230104280 (DLC) 2010000108 (OCoLC)500819593
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Uganda
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control -- Uganda
Communicable Disease Control -- history -- Uganda
HIV Infections -- prevention & control -- Uganda
Health Policy -- history -- Uganda
History, 20th Century -- Uganda
History, 21st Century -- Uganda
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / AIDS & HIV bisacsh
MEDICAL / AIDS & HIV bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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