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Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Responding to an International Crisis

By Franklyn Lisk

Routledge – 2009 – 160 pages

Series: Global Institutions

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Description

Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented proportion, its multi-dimensional characteristics, and its continuous evolution over more than two decades.

The careful analysis in this volume critically reviews key issues in the global response, including:

  • HIV/AIDS as a development challenge

  • North-South power relationships and tensions

  • international and regional partnerships between donor governments and recipient countries

  • governance of global institutions and impact on the capacity of developing countries to respond effectively to the epidemic

  • prevention versus treatment as options in HIV/AIDS services

  • how to make the money work in support of effective AIDS financing.

Providing a comprehensive but easy to read and compact overview of history, trends and impacts of HIV/AIDS and the global efforts to respond effectively this book is essential reading for all students of international relations, health studies and international organizations.

Contents

1. The Evolution HIV/AIDS as a Global Epidemic and Early Global Response 2. The Rise and Fall of the Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) 3. The Birth of the Joint UNited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 4. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights 5. HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat 6. HIV/AIDS as a Development Challenge 7. HIV/AIDS and Human Resource Capacity 8. Financing of the Global HIV/AIDS Response 9. Global Governance and HIV/AIDS Response 10. Critical and Emerging Issues and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Response

Author Bio

Franklyn Lisk is Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, and was a Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2005-2006. Prior to that he was the founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work in Geneva, as well as the ILO Global Coordinator for UNAIDS, 2001-2005. He is co-editor (with Sophie Harman) of Governance of HIV/AIDS: Making Participation and Accountability Count, 2009

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Description: By Franklyn Lisk. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an...
Categories: International Organizations, African & Third World Politics, Globalization, International Politics, Global Governance, AIDS & HIV Infection, Medicine, Politics & International Relations, Allied Health