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Intimate Interventions in Global Health
Family Planning and HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107090729

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  • When addressing the factors shaping HIV prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa, it is important to consider the role of family planning programs that preceded the epidemic. In this book, Rachel Sullivan Robinson argues that both globally and locally, those working to prevent HIV borrowed and adapted resources, discourses, and strategies used for family planning. By combining statistical analysis of all sub-Saharan African countries with comparative case studies of Malawi, Nigeria, and Senegal, Robinson also shows that the nature of countries' interactions with the international community, the strength and composition of civil society, and the existence of technocratic leaders influenced variation in responses to HIV. Specifically, historical and existing relationships with outside actors, the nature of nongovernmental organizations, and perceptions of previous interventions strongly structured later health interventions through processes of path dependence and policy feedback. This book will be of great use to scholars and practitioners interested in global health, international development, African studies and political science.

    • Groundbreaking in its approach, considering family planning programs and HIV prevention efforts in tandem
    • Combines analysis at global, regional (across sub-Saharan Africa) and national levels (within Malawi, Nigeria and Senegal), demonstrating that African countries' experience of the AIDS epidemic varies greatly
    • Identifies country-level features, including relationships with the international community and technocratic leadership, which will influence responses to any emerging global health threat
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107090729
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 4 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: understanding the links between family planning and HIV prevention
    2. The intersection of the global population and AIDS fields
    3. From family planning to HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa
    4. Malawi: negative policy feedback and political legacy
    5. Nigeria: transnational pressure and political disruption
    6. Senegal: transnational ties and technocratic leadership
    7. Conclusion: the implications of intimate interventions for global health.

  • Author

    Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University, Washington DC
    Rachel Sullivan Robinson is an associate professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of California, Berkeley and has conducted field research in Nigeria, Senegal, Malawi, and Namibia. Dr Robinson teaches courses on statistics, global health, population studies, development, and nongovernmental organizations.

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