AIDS Policy in Uganda: Evidence, Ideology, and the Making of by J. Kinsman

By J. Kinsman

This ebook provides a historical past of AIDS regulate in Uganda, from the beginning of the epidemic within the early Eighties up until eventually 2005. Uganda is celebrated across the world as an AIDS 'success story', either for its bringing down HIV occurrence and occurrence over the Nineties, and for its cutting edge method of scaling up the availability of antiretroviral treatment.

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1998) warned about this, pointing out that KEY THEMES AND CONCEPTS 21 complex, multilevel models “open up the possibility of interpretive confusion and overstatement of what may be validly concluded from a given body of evidence. Multilevel models undoubtedly have great potential, but . . :114). In spite of these challenges, the multilevel perspective has still been used effectively by a number of medical anthropologists. Van der Geest et al. (1990), for example, took it as a basis for examining the concept of Primary Health Care (PHC).

Her study therefore sought, in part, to determine how the role of contemporary nurses in Java was a product of—or how their role was linked to—preceding historical developments. The fourth point concerns not so much linkages themselves, but rather the missing links between levels. Horizontally, these could involve the relationship between traditional and biomedical health workers, or between the public and the private health care sectors, while vertically, missing links may well be found between national policy makers and locallevel implementers.

By contrast, Parkhurst and Lush (2004) argue that the Ugandan government has been quite shrewd with respect to implementing its AIDS control policies, by allowing nonstate actors considerable freedom to work within the broad parameters of a vaguely defined “open” policy on AIDS. The government—which has severe budget limitations—has not therefore had to bear a high proportion of the costs of implementing its own policy. In 2005, for example, just 6 percent of the annual AIDS budget of $202 million spent on AIDS in Uganda came from government coffers, with foreign donors covering the rest (UNAIDS, 2008).

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