216 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
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
The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.