ACAS Bulletin

HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Two Decades and Counting
(No. 74)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Marda Mustapha, Jennifer Tanner, Africa Action, Michael Fleshman, Elaine M. Murphy, Margaret E. Greene, Alexandra Mihailovic, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Kristen Peterson
East Lansing, Michigan
Summer 2006
40 pages
Contents: Introduction: HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa; Two Decades and Counting • International Migration of Health Professionals: Brain Drain and Sub-Saharan Africa • Betraying Africa's Priority: A Short Analysis of US policies on HIV/AIDS in Africa • Progress in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS Battle: Prevention Campaigns Show Results • Was the "ABC" (Abstinence, Being Faithful and Using Condom) Approach Responsible for Uganda's Decline in HIV? • Rethinking Health and Political Economies: AIDS, Africa and the US • Unsubstantiated Blame and Agenda Control in AIDS Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa • Second Annual ACAS Bud Day Award • The newsletter discusses UNAIDS (Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the ABC approach (abstinence, being faithful, using condoms), the Millennium Development Goals, the World Health Assembly, TB, the African Union, the Year for Development of Human Resources with Special Focus on Health Workers, pharmacists, doctors, nurses, the UN Commission for Trade and Development, Physicians for Human Rights, wealthy nations, the World Rural Health Conference, the UK Medical Workforce Standing Advisory Committee, health care, World Trade Organization (WTO), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA), the International Organization for Migration, the South African Network of Skills Abroad, President Bush, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Achmat Dangor, gender inequity, the Africa Prize for Leadership, President Museveni, women, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Structural Adjustment Programs, medicines, the 2000 International AIDS conference in Durban, only generic anti-HIV drugs produced in India by Ranbaxy, antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, Northrup Grumman, Bill Clinton, the US Department of Commerce, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ACT UP Paris, the Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Agreement, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), the Nigerian Intellectual Property Law Association, Medicines Sans Frontiers [Doctors without Borders], Ralph Nader's Consumer Project on Technology, NGOs, the Global Program on AIDS (GPA), William (Bill) Minter, University of Ibadan, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), Africa News Service, the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), Carole Collins, AfricaFocus Bulletin, Zaire, the Chicago Committee for African Liberation, the Institute for Policy Studies, bank loans to South Africa, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Africa Faith and Justice Network, and the African Studies Association (ASA).
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root