The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa

The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa

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The Invisible Cure is an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside - a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein left her job in the US in 1993 to move to Uganda, where she began work on a test vaccine for HIV. Once there, she met patients, doctors, politicians, and aid workers, and began exploring the problem of AIDS in Africa through the lenses of medicine, politics, economics, and sociology. Amid the catastrophic failure to reverse the epidemic, she discovered a village-based solution that could prove more effective than any network of government intervention and international aid, an intuitive response that calls into question many of the fundamental assumptions about the AIDS in Africa. Written with conviction, knowledge, and insight, The Invisible Cure will change how we think about the worst health crisis of the past century - and indeed about every issue of global public health.

ISBN: 9780312427726

Published Date: May 27, 2007

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 324

Size: 8.51" l x 5.52" w x 0.95" h